I've done quite a bit of reading since I started my TMS journey nearly a year ago. One common thread in everything I've read is this concept of deep breathing through the belly. It "calms the nervous system" and "connects you to your emotions", etc. I actually have trouble with this. Whenever I try to just lay there and take deep breaths, I start feeling like I can't breathe after just a few minutes. My stomach, chest and neck feel tight and the breathing doesn't feel natural or relaxing at all. Anyone else have this problem?