If you are like me, you may find you lack proper breath; the result of anxiety , stress, or general issues. The many benefits of deep breathing include a reduction in stress and blood pressure, strengthening of abdominal and intestinal muscles and relief of general body aches and pains. Deep breathing also promotes better blood flow, releases toxins from the body and aids in healthy sleep. I find that making a conscious effort to practice proper technique does, indeed, benefit my in a variety of areas.
Example: I have horrible problems with depression (surprise!) and while breathing is NOT a cure-all; I find it aids my general well-being, as I often find myself holding my breath. Regular focus on this area is greatly beneficial; I find it centers me and is largely beneficial to my focus. As stated; when properly implemented, this has myriad of benefits. One can concentrate on inhaling slowly for 10 seconds and gradually exhaling for 5. You might , indeed, find it holds great benefit!