“Breathing exercises can be a powerful tool in the energizing process because they help connect you with your life force. You may have noticed that breathing is used by many different doctors and therapists to help hurt, anxious, or shocked patients regain control of themselves.
You can alter your mental and emotional state by altering your breathing. Have you noticed that when you’re deep in thought, focused, concentrating intensely on something, your breathing is deep and slow? When you are anxious and excited your breathing is shallow and fast paced. When you’re shocked, frightened, or extremely angry, your breathing may actually stop momentarily. But if you deliberately take control of your breathing and slow it down, your mental or emotional state will start to calm down.”