I am a huge fan of deep breathing----I have used it to help with anxiety and chronic pain. I'm a little more skeptical about its effects on hot flashes.......but I think this study, outlined in this article on IndyStar.com, is fascinating. At the very least, the deep breathing techniques are likely to help the sometimes overwhelming anxiety that hot flashes can exacerbate.
Finally, a spring like day in NC----I'm so looking forward to getting out for a walk (good for my bones, and even more importantly, good for my spririt!) Have a great weekend, everyone!