Breathe. You took a breath just reading the word “breathe”, didn’t you? Good.
Now do it again, but sit up a little straighter.
That’s right, lower your shoulders from your ears and let your shoulder blades come together slightly as you lift your chin.
On your next inhale, pay attention to the sound the air makes coming in through your nose. Notice the coolness of the air and observe where that air goes. Does it stop at the top of your lungs? At the middle? Bottom? Does it make your belly rise and your chest expand up and out?
Keep inhaling deep until you think you can’t take in anymore.
Then take in one more.
Yes, you can.
And now, part your lips slightly and purse them as if you were ready to whistle or blow out a candle