Breath work improves concentration and mental clarity by sending oxygen to the brain. Focusing on the breath also clears away the mental chatter that gets in the way of concentration and mental clarity.
Some forms of extreme anxiety can cause mental upsets, making it impossible to stop obsessing and furthering mental distress.
Focused breathing diverts the mind’s attention to the body and breath. By focusing on breathing patterns, the body can return to its parasympathetic (calm) state, lowering anxiety and restoring clarity.