One of our body's strongest self-healing mechanisms is our breath. Over half of our waste by-products are eliminated through our breathing and our skin. Balanced breath supports muscle growth, release of toxins and increases our energy. Breathing is a central principle in communication with ourselves and each other. It is our bridge between life and our thoughts and feelings. We can personally contribute to stabilizing our mood and increasing blood and energy flow throughout our body tissues for optimal health just by improving our ability to breathe deeply and smoothly. Learning to become intimate with our own breath can be the creation of a powerful tool to manage our thoughts, feelings and moods.