While we realise we are constantly breathing, we might not always be fully aware of the way in which we breathe.

Typical adult lung capacity is around six litres but, generally, adults inhale much, much less. This is primarily due to the fact that a lot of the time we breathe in a very shallow manner – only utilising the upper part of our lungs. If we try to regularly bring our attention to our breath while, at the same time, trying to slowly increase the length of our inhale, we will experience many benefits, both physically and emotionally.