'Take a deep breath.' How often have you got this advice? It's really great advice because controlled and deliberate breathing is very powerful.

Studies show that when we control our breathing by counting breaths, it influences our brain’s emotional control region.

Our breathing rhythm impacts the electrical activity in our brain.This electrical activity affects our memory and controls how well we remember. Further, deep and controlled breathing helps to reduce stress, relax tense muscles, and decrease blood pressure.

Slowing down and paying attention to our breathing impacts our brain activity and helps our physical and mental health.