Calming techniques like yoga or meditation can help with menopausal mood swings. Also, deep breathing in a slow controlled manner can ease tension. Try to take 6 to 8 breaths per minute. When you feel a hot flash coming on, try deep breathing for about 15 minutes. It also may help to regularly practice deep breathing for 15 minutes every morning and every evening. You may find it so helpful for relaxation that you continue after menopausal symptoms are gone.