Some may say this is mystical, but the explanation could be much more simple.
Case in point. On my way to a meeting today, and already running late.
RED LIGHT! At this point there is nothing to be done. Talk about pressure....I am sitting there, with a BIG ASS MEETING Coming up....SITTING IN THE CAR, WAITING ON A LIGHT!
Then I remembered the NPR show this morning. That if you elicited a relaxation response at a red light you could have a significant effect on your health.
Well, I was still pretty sure this light was going to make me late for the meeting, but at least I could arrive with low blood pressure, no rashes and not a trace of sweat (or other bodily fluids). So I
took a deep breath
The light changed, and I drove one block to anohter red light.
Three red lights later I was calm.
The funny thing. All those lights slowed me down less than ten minutes. I made the meeting, smelling and looking good, and a little early.