Put your hand on your belly.
Take a deep breath in.
Sigh it out.
Notice if your abdomen is soft and allowing you to belly breathe.
When you breathe freely - allowing your diaphragm to fully expand and contract - there are benefits:
brings you out of fight or flight
brings you into rest and digest
you digest better
calms your system
improves pelvic floor health
softens tight muscles
Breath shouldn't be complicated, but it is...
We suck our guts in and hold them there (so over time, the brain thinks this is normal.) Our breath moves up to our chest, which doesn't calm our system. So we never come down. Many of us wear bras - or spanx - or we bind - and that tightness is like armor constricting our breath (even subconsciously.)
There you go.