I discovered that if I moved my body slow and smoothly that it would quickly relax my breathing and some of my muscles. You don’t have to do that for the whole session to get the results. Hope this helps.
Lavender oil capsules (Lavella), CBD oil capsules, and Lemon Balm extract capsules will take a noticeable edge off of the anxiety, without heedlessness, without side effects, and without habituation.
One silver lining was that I learned how effective walking meditation can be if you give it the same amount of time and regularity as sitting meditation.
Long story short, I’ve started my meditation practice with walking meditation as well, done in a very slow way. After several months I was going so slow that I decided it was more like “standing” meditation than “walking” meditation. I decided to sit from that point on.