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Why people usually take a deep breathe

  1. Oct 6, 2004 #1
    Could you tell me why people usually take a deep breathe when they want to get over something hard happening ?
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2004
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 7, 2004 #2
    It's one of those natural tendencies, like smiling and laughter, that are built in, no matter what culture you are. I imagine it's to relax, kind of ground yourself and rationally think "okay, where to start..." and maybe for that added boost of oxygen to help you think more clearly.
  4. Oct 10, 2004 #3
    thats good i really like that
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