Breath practices are a great way to become more in touch with your mind, body, and spirit. Deep and conscious breathing (yogic breathing) can be used as an anchor to stay in the present moment. Your conscious breath can also be used to feel the energy of your emotions, especially the uncomfortable ones that you may try to escape.
During stressful moments, conscious breathing allows you to shift and release negative energy instead of storing it in your body. This is important because stored-up energy, often manifests as muscle tension and other physical ailments.
Breath work has other benefits too. It can increase alertness and oxygen flow allowing your body to release toxins more readily. Although breathing is something your body naturally does, it’s also a skill that can be sharpened.