Most of us take breath for granted. Yet, when we learn to harness it, it can be key not only to our physical wellbeing, but to our spiritual transformation. An influx of new research and an explosion of interest in breathwork are showing a myriad of physiological and psychological benefits of various practices. While there are many different techniques that can be tailored to different purposes, they all consist of augmenting the inhale, exhale, and retention. All are designed to activate this powerful medicine within each of us.