3 Profound Health Benefits of Deep Breathing and How to Achieve Them

How this seemingly automatic behaviour helps you control your mind

Anu Kumar
6 min readMay 6, 2021
Photo by Darius Bashar on Unsplash

Small changes can lead to profound benefits and improvements. Likewise, they can also massively affect your negatively. You might automatically think of habits such as setting out your clothes the night before to prevent decision fatigue. You will notice a significant decrease in anxiety when you plan tomorrow’s tasks.

But there’s one thing you need to change if you want to see improvements in every part of your life.

You need to change the way you breathe.

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

You probably take your breath for granted. You might think that breathing is automatic and thoughtless. If that sounds familiar, you and many others living in the Western world, have been breathing the wrong way. And your health is suffering for it.



Anu Kumar

I write about books, culture, behaviors, and practical self improvement. Words + Fiction @ par-desi.com.