No really, it does. The optimal point of entry into all the major systems of the mind-body (endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, gastrointestinal) is the automatic nervous system (ANS). And mental activity has a greater direct influence over the parasympathetic wing of the ANS than any other bodily system.
Other sure-fire ways to calm and soothe body, mind and brain:
-Relax your tongue, eyes, and jaw muscles.
-Run warm water over your hands.
-Scan your body areas that are tense, and relax them.
-Inhale as much as you can, hold the inhalation for a few seconds and then exhale slowly while relaxing.
Neuro-wisdom from Rick Hanson.