Breathing is as fundamental to life as our heart-beat, and is an involuntary process (we don’t need to do anything to breathe, it happens even when we are sleeping!), but for most of us it is a frequent place of interference. Many of us hold our breath — to concentrate, to exercise, even when we speak!
When F.M. Alexander developed the Technique he found that freeing the natural breath was an essential part of freeing the whole use of the self and it is therefore incorporated into most every Alexander Technique lesson.