Have you noticed that when you stay calm, your breath is even and steady, as you become angry it loses its gentleness, becomes uneven and heavy? There is a strong connection between your mental disposition and the breath. If you can discover it, you can definitely find a way to stay calm in very disturbing, stress filled conditions. It is possible to keep yourself calm in myriad situations with the consciousness of breath.
The ancient monks from India found this a long time back. The ancient “Rishis” understood that if you can observe your breath you would have found the way to salvation.
Buddha found this from his own experiments of truth and taught how meditation and awareness of breath could help you to reach the path of enlightenment. Patanjali discovered the ultimate truth of breath and how it is connected to our health and well being. He was one of the ancient Yogis who were instrumental in devising yoga and pranayama which are tied to the universal breath, He taught principles and Yoga asanas to conquer tension and anxiety.
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