Ever notice the rhythmic quality of our breathing?
The inhale usually will match the exhale in length.
This is not random.
The heart beats in a perfectly metrical endless pattern (until it actually does end).
Even though the intake of oxygen actually creates the heart’s activity, it is the rhythmic nature of the heart’s pulse that affects the symmetry of our breathing patterns.
Oh, and attention to deeper, more intense breathing is a perfect accompaniment to the rigorousness of the Pilates routines.
It can approach the cardiovascular benefit.
Gulp it down.