Breathing is simple, right? We do it all day long without thinking about it—at least, until a flight of stairs makes its way into the picture or sprints are the workout of the day. You’ll be fine if you never give a second thought to the breaths you take throughout the day, but you’ll be far better if you do.
Just ask Peter Lee Thomas, lifelong martial artist and trainer to A-list celebrities like Halle Berry. He looks like a bodybuilder, could make easy work of kicking your ass (but wouldn’t), and counts practicing breath training techniques as one of the foundations of his daily routine.