Breathing properly is the first thing you learn when practicing any form of meditation. Studies have shown that most people do not know how to breathe properly. And this is why we are not able to benefit from the healing power of breathing. Proper breathing technique is very simple and easy to pick up. Since taking up yoga, I feel that I have learned how to breathe deeper, better, and in a more controlled manner. And this has really helped me to reduce stress, along with helped my digestion and also improving my overall fitness level. Do take the time out to learn how to breathe properly. Believe me, you will really like the way it feels.