As an advantage for yourself on race day. The following Mental Relaxation Techniques change your focus of attention and can aid you in reducing tension and anxiety. BREATHING TECHNIQUES These techniques require practice since breathing properly is a skill that you must learn, but practice can take place at any time. Complete Breathing: The advantage of complete breathing is that you can achieve momentary relaxation with one breath. One or two breaths immediately before a game or event can have a calming effect on Brainup IQ