It's amazing the calming effect of bringing your hands together in prayer with your thumbs resting on the chest where the heart lies beneath.
It soothes. It instills peace. It allows you, for the moment, to come into the moment.
Try it out.
Come to a comfortable seated position bringing hands together at heart center. Then raise the hands to the forehead resting the thumbs there, "peaceful thoughts". Then lower your prayer hands and rest your thumbs on your mouth, "peaceful words". Lastly, bringing hands to heart center, "peaceful actions".
Walk in peace into your next moment, elevating yourself because you deserve the rise.