Hopefully, you are already breathing!:) But yoga asks us to breathe well: deeply, slowly, and mindfully.
You know the old advice to take 10 deep breaths before you react to something or someone? Well, folk wisdom, modern science, and yoga agree!
When you slow down the breath, your nervous system stabilizes, which makes your mind clear, which allows your heart to open.
You shift from fight-or-flight mode to sane response mode, because you are no longer driven by anger or fear. Rather than scared and defensive, you feel wise and compassionate—the two highest virtues in any Eastern spirituality. Give it a try, right now! And let me know how it changes everything.