When you consciously control your breathing rate, you can control your state of mind. 

Breathing at a Rate of 8 Breaths per Minute:
•    Feel more relaxed
•    Relief from stress and increased mental awareness
•    Parasympathetic nervous system begins to be influenced
•    Elevates healing processes


4 Breaths per Minute:
•    Positive shifts in mental function
•    Intense feelings of awareness, increased visual clarity, and heightened body sensitivity
•    Pituitary and pineal glands begin to coordinate at an enhanced level, producing a meditative state


1 Breath per Minute:
•    Optimized cooperation between brain hemispheres
•    Dramatic calming of anxiety, fear, and worry
•    Openness to feeling one’s presence and the presence of Spirit
•    Develops intuition