We forget about breathing most of the time because its an autonomic function that works automatically. However, when we workout hard we notice that extra breath that we draw. Breathing can be controlled consciously also. The best way to utilize our breathing is too find a quiet space, close our eyes, and focus on deep breathing while also being aware of our surroundings, feelings, & thoughts. This is called mindfulness. It is a wonderful technique for reducing stress, increasing mental focus, and gaining clarity. It can also alleviate anxiety, decrease depression, and lower blood pressure. Deep breathing helps facilitate this process. So, find at least 10 minutes a day to practice this and your mind & body will thank you.