stress and anxiety can make us stiff and holding our breath.
Any relaxing techniques could be helpful I'm sure.
Here is link for couple advices from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/relaxation-technique/SR00007
I guess when breathing stops it is already late so it would be good to try to relax more on daily basis in try to avoid it.
The other one I do - this sounds even more ridiculous - is to sometimes hang from the door frame for a nice, long stretch of a minute or so. Aside from getting me off my ass for a minute, it's become habit as a tension reliever...and the breathing comes along for the ride.
(I probably wouldn't share this if it was anyone but you, dear brother)
Hey Lancer you made me laughing with your relaxing technique. Many times I'm doing something similar and there is nothing ridiculous in it
I outstretch my arms to lean against the door frame and than let my body to hang and press with full weight to front. It gives me god feeling and I like it, don't know when and why I started doing it, lol.