I mainly physically experience anxiety in two ways, best described by the following two-word hashtags: #wringlung and #mochibruise.
I believe I get #wringlung when I’m lying down and #mochibruise in any other position.
wring transitive verb To twist, squeeze, or compress, especially so as to extract liquid. Often used with out. + lung noun Either of two respiratory organs in air-breathing vertebrates, occupying the chest cavity to provide oxygen to the blood while removing carbon dioxide. = #wringlung
That’s the closest description I could muster for the sensation of the air being swiftly squeezed out of my lungs.
mochi noun A (delicious) Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice. + bruise noun An injury to the flesh with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion. = #mochibruise
The sensation, which happens in my stomach, is that of a soft and light mochi dropped on a bruise that suddenly aches.
How do you physically experience anxiety?