Breathing is without a doubt the most important life function. We can endure days of not eating anything, but without air we can only endure a few minutes. When someone is afraid or under the influence of stress, then such a person breathes rapidly, unevenly, superficially and only in the upper lung space and the work of the heart is intensified. If you breathe deeply and evenly, it is easier to take in oxygen and the heart works at a steady pace. The visible consequence is that fear and nervousness affect emotions and thinking, so you will improve your emotional and mental life if you breathe properly.

Deep and slow breathing means conscious breathing, but only a few breathe this way. Most people breathe irregularly, that is, superficially, which leads to a lack of oxygen, which in turn causes insomnia, headaches and lethargy. It is possible to learn to breathe properly, but you need to follow the rules and practice them.

- Breathe through your nose, not your mouth.
- Do not breathe too fast because with such breathing oxygen only reaches the upper part of the lungs. Deep breathing allows oxygen to reach all parts of the lungs.
- Take a deep breath so that your abdominal muscles expand. This kind of breathing has a relaxing and stimulating effect.
- Breathe evenly, at a steady pace, especially when walking or climbing stairs, so inhale when you lift your leg and exhale when you lower your leg.
- Try to relax because you will not be able to breathe properly if you are tense.

When you try full breathing then you will notice how much the capacity of your lungs has been unused until then. Full breathing plays an important role in the Yoga technique and encompasses three stages.

Lie on your back, put your hands next to your body and close your eyes. Breathe lightly and deeply through your nose so that you feel that the air has entered all the way to your abdomen, which rises on that occasion. Hold the air for a few seconds, then exhale vigorously and relax your abdomen. This is about the already mentioned deep breathing.

TTry to prolong your inhalation time and concentrate on inhaling so that your chest rises. As in the first stage, hold the air for a few seconds. Exhale deeply so that your chest is down again. This is the so-called chest breathing. Another variant of this way of breathing is to forcefully squeeze one side when inhaling in the area of the ribs, so that due to the pressure, the opposite lung wing is completely filled with air.

This stage refers to the upper chest to the collarbone. On this occasion, care should be taken that the shoulders are in a normal position when inhaling, and that they should bend slightly forward when exhaling, thus allowing all the inhaled air to enter the lungs.

When you have mastered each phase of full breathing, try to breathe this way ten times in a row, but make sure you always start from the first phase. So first the abdomen rises, then the chest in the area of the ribs and finally the upper part of the chest all the way to the collarbone. He held his breath for a few seconds, then exhaled slowly to his nose. The chest is slightly retracted and the abdomen is lowered. When you practice lying down, you can apply this way of breathing while sitting or walking, and at the same time it strengthens the abdominal muscles and digestive organs. Conscious breathing will help you achieve physical and mental balance. Practicing proper breathing is one of the preventive methods used in medicine for respiratory diseases, high blood pressure, impaired circulation, migraines, etc. The old custom of healthy breathing: immediately after getting up open the window and take a deep breath of fresh morning air, raising your hands until they are folded over your head, then exhale lightly and lower your arms.