The following excerpt is from a Abraham-Hicks workshop on 11-25-2000. To learn more about Abraham-Hicks visit their website: http://www.abraham-hicks.com/
Deep breathing is a big part of your Well-being, because with that deep breath, there is activation on a cellular level. In other words, it is the current that carries the vitality to the extremities of the cells. And so, the more you are breathing, the more you are thriving. Some say it is the way the Spirit moves. We would say it is the way life moves most efficiently through your physical body. And, fortunately, it is something that is not left to your conscious mind.
You do not have to prompt yourself to breathe. It happens. But, you can prompt yourself to breathe more. We encourage that you deliberately take some air in. And then before you let it out, take some more air in. And before you let it out….And you say, I can not take any more in, because there is no place for it to go.. And we say, yes there is, take some more in.
Expand your capacity. Your lungs, like balloons, can be all shriveled up, or expanded fully. As you move on a regular basis, they expand somewhat, but they do not expand fully. As you deliberately breathe deeper, it becomes more natural for them to get fuller.and before you know it, it will be an involuntary thing. You will naturally breathe more deeply.
…and your bodies will thrive. It is even more important than drinking water. It is right up there with life itself.
When concentrating on your breathing, you are not concentrating on other things. And in that absence of resistance, you are also allowing an alignment of Energy. So you get a double whammy with it: You are aligning with Source Energy. You are literally feeding the cells of your body, allowing oxygen to reach the extremities of your cells. Everybody comes alive and everything works better.
Metabolism works better, elimination works better, clarity works better, blood flows better. Thriving comes from this.