Breathing is the most important. primary source of personal growth is breathing. Hold your breath, or shallow breathing and you're in a constant state of survival and overstressing the nervous system. Leaders tend to be absent from their bodies. Their mind, brain, and energy are focused on something else. By learning to breathe every six minutes, slow inhaling/exhaling like balloons, inflating and deflating slowly, stopping between each bottom and top, you can ease your body and stay emotionally grounded. This will allow your brain to unleash its full potential, and also provide an excellent foundation for taking the next step.