Good breathing is healthy breathing.  Breathing helps to maintain and improve both your general physical health and your mental and emotional well-being in the following ways: 

  • Boots your energy and stamina.
  • Counters tiredness and can reduce your need for sleep. 
  • Relieves tension in your body and enhances your ability to deal with pressures and stress. 
  • Brings a sheen of vitality to your complexion and eyes. 
  • Boots your immunity and releases chemicals that promote healing. 
  • Increases your powers of concentration and ability to think clearly. 
  • Brings calmness and mastery of your emotions. 
  • Maximizes your verbal delivery by strengthening your voice and clarifying your thinking.

The Art of Breathing Well For Harmony, Happiness, and Health
 by Swami Saradananda.