Most times – Self-induced shallow breathing, to be continuously unaware of ourselves. To be in ourselves we breathe deeply, and to escape ourselves – occupying all things else, we stop our breathing.
Now, this cycle of give and take is re-affirmed. A well balanced life would be equal breaths out and in. But is there such a thing even?
Then a life of adventure would be more breaths out and less in. And that of a recluse, too many deep breaths in.