Every year or two I get a cold which turns into a cough which turns into bronchitis. Until it hurts to breathe, I don’t pay much attention to my breathing on a day to day basis. Same is true for most people … Unless it affects our quality of life, we take breathing for granted. Yet we do it– inhale and exhale—20,000 or so times a day. I found that figure astonishing when I first read about it. Is there anything else we do that frequently, ever? …Approximately 70 percent of our body’s waste is excreted through our lungs, breathing affects all sorts of physical conditions from Renaud’s disease to blood pressure and breathing expands inner awareness to the point where it becomes a form of psychotherapy. Read more about the power of our breath in The Power of Awareness – A Journey Through Breathing in Sibyl Magazine May edition.