I shouldn't have to think about breathing...
Despite being an automatic function, breathing is easily disrupted by illness, injury and emotions. Breathing is not merely just about charging the blood with oxygen and clearing the body of carbon dioxide, but it is an intricate series of inputs from many areas of the body, including muscles in the limbs, stretch receptors in the chest wall and lungs as well as our own voluntary requirements (talking, blowing up a balloon, etc).
Stay tuned for more installments of "What's breathing got to do with it?" to find out what breathing does indeed have to do with good health (or poor health, as it may be). In the meantime, if you have pressing issues about your own breathing, please feel free to connect with me!