Learning to control your breath is the first step to developing a deeper understanding of movement. No matter what sport or athletic pursuit you are involved in learning to master your breath can unlock your fitness potential and give you a whole new understanding of your sport. Step 1 in developing your skill is to simply become aware of your breath: How are you breathing right now? Where does your breath go while powering through that final set of lunges, or last pitch of a climb, or when you are under stress at work or sitting in traffic??
Awareness is the first step to gaining control.. . and ultimately mastering your breath. Try taking note of your breathing periodically throughout the day and just notice where it is. Over time this simple exercise will begin to change where your breath eminates from and will help to promote a deeper and more nourishing breath.