"Pilates has taught me how to be more aware of my breathing. Specifically, I have learned the difference between shallow breathing and deep breathing.
When I choose to go deeper with my breathing on the exertion I find I can get more from the movement, the stretch or the exercise I am doing. Not only do I get more range of motion with deep breathing...it just feels better. I used to get stitches when I started running...little did I know then this could have been alleviated by breathing more deeply in the early stages of my training."