Don't worry, I'm not hinting that you should grab a mint or anything...
But How IS your breath? Are you slouched over the computer reading this? Taking shallow breaths that are barely enough to reach the lungs, but just enough to keep us alive? Yah, most of us breath that way throughout the day. In fact, I'm guilty of it right now too.
We know how important the breath is, but since it is one of the automatic functions of the body, we don't pay a whole lot of attention to our breath. Unless of course, something or someone makes us mad. When this happens the first thing we are told to do is 'take a deep breath and count to ten'. Why do we have to wait for someone to make us mad to utilize the power of our breath? We naturally feel better when we are breathing deep. We don't always need a quiet room for meditation or class full of fellow Yogis to enjoy our breath.
Do it. Right now. Take a deep breath. And another. Maybe close the eyes for the next deep breath. aaaahhhhh.... now how do you feel?
Take time throughout the day to just breath....
oh, and after the coffee, you just may want to grab a mint ;)