Without the breath, you would not exist.
By observing the breath you can gain many insights into where you’re at in life. Also, in addition to the voice and the practice of yoga, the breath is a mirror. How you think and how you feel affects the physical body. Breathing is the bridge between our body and mind.
Can you embrace and allow life to get into your body? Do you fully allow your body to breathe deeply? Or do you tend to want to hold on?
We often retain a lot of tension in our body, and this can have various causes. For example, think of a shock reaction, after which you hold your breath for a short moment. The body will respond to this. We need to release to let go of the tension in our bodies.