Quiet Breathing

1. Physical Actions
2. Mental Actions
3. Intellectual Functions
4. Emotional Behavior
5. Will Power

We have seen that four factors are controlling the breathing and the will is the 5th one. When all of this factors are passive, there is no effect on breathing . Without using will power when the breathing is continuous but with lower rate and with less air quantity, you can call it 'quite breathing'. In this breathing you do not have to control it but control the controlling factors affecting it except 'will power'. Do not allow these factors to stimulate breathing.
The process is as follows.

Physical Actions: Stop all movements of body and settle in a steady physical posture, it is called Asana in yoga. Some muscles remain tensed even in this steady posture. Try to relax these muscles by concentrating on them.

Mental Actions: Do not allow your mind to wander in past or future but concentrate on the breathing process. This is difficult initially but can be achieved with practice.

Intellectual Functions: The brain cells as per our will carry out these functions . Stop all such work by directing the mind to breathing process.

Emotional Behavior: Do not allow mind to develop emotions.This is also very difficult to achieve but it is possible with regular practice of yogic techniques.

Will Power: Do not control the breathing by your will but witness it quietly.
If you follow the above-mentioned procedures, your breathing will be very slow and quiet.The speed may reduce to 12 breaths per minute instead of 18. Hence you can practice the quiet breathing not by controlling the breath but controlling the affecting factors.