Proper Breathing Brings Better Health

Stress reduction, insomnia prevention, emotion control, improved attention — certain breathing techniques can make life better. But where do you start?

Scientific American
Jan 16 · 12 min read
Breathing is like solar energy for powering relaxation: it’s a way to regulate emotions that is free, always accessible, inexhaustible and easy to use. Photo: Ruslan Ivanov/

By Christophe André

As newborns, we enter the world by inhaling. In leaving, we exhale. (In fact, in many languages the…

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