Eli5, Why do we hold our breath when we focus?

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Eli5, Why do we hold our breath when we focus?

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Breathing in-and-out causes your head and therefore your eyes to move. If you are focusing very hard on a single point, or even just focusing on an idea in a similar way to focusing on a single point in space, then you might end up holding your breath subconsciously in order to reduce that movement.