Do you think about your breath or do you take it for granted? When I am scared, challenged or stressed, I hold my breath without realizing it. When I practice yoga, I am conscious of my breathing. Too often I have to tell myself, "Breathe! Breathe!" I am working on breath awareness so I can release and relax and not hold tension in my body.
"Our suffering is largely due to our imagined relationship to the past or future; the breath, however, is a doorway to the present" ~Rolf Gates