Stress can be very bad for ones health, but not all stress is bad. Good stress can help one with pushing one towards deadlines but bad stress can leave a person feeling like they are under attack. Some ways that a person can de-stress can be by meditating, calming the nervous system, and getting rid of thoughts that cause distress. Meditation can help a person by clearing the persons mind and triggers a healing relaxation response. Calming the nervous system can help by using the relaxation response. The relaxation response counteracts actions that increase distress, pain and tension. Yoga-based breathing exercises help start up the relaxation response.