Check out this great story about breathing from FOX News,
When someone tells you to relax they’ll often say “breathe,” and it works. Scientists say that controlling your breathing has many long-term health benefits. Deep breathing is known to activate a relaxation response which Professor of psychiatry Murali Doraiswamy says, “potentially [decreases] inflammation, [improves] heart health, [boosts] your immune system, and [may even improve] longevity.” Deep breathing can even translate into profits. A San Francisco technology startup recently launched a wearable device called Spire that tracks breathing patterns and tells users when they are too tense or anxious, and a New York City-based clinical psychologist has been conducting breathing workshops around the country for just over a year.
I take deep breaths when I’m stuck in the H-Town traffic and it really does calm me down.