Breathe like a tree.
Our breathing rhythm acts as a membrane for how much life energy we take in, and how much we give back.
One of the things I learned in India from my yogi friend is that every single human being has a unique breathing rhythm.
He compared it to a tree, which could stand next to another tree of the same kind, age, and conditions, yet the two trees would never take the same amount of water.
I don't know if that's true to be honest, but I like the idea of every single piece of life being unique.
Micro and macro
When it comes to breathing, it also makes sense because your breath regulates the absorption of universal energy in your body.
In fact, it's the barrier between our micro cosmos and the infinite macro cosmos. It acts as a membrane for how much life energy we take in, and how much we give back.
That's why, for instance, we usually breathe faster when sweating. Sweat is a surplus of energy leaving the body, and it must be regulated by the breath for the energy to return to the macro cosmic system around us.