Not the way practitioners of synchronized swimming
breathe through their vasoline smile
s, but rather the patterns of four lung
s finding a middle ground - conscious or unconscious lapsing of two schizmatic
rhythms into one; inhale
s and exhale
s matched or in on the out stroke
to fill the space made by diaphragm
s and ribcage
s in a yin-yang of flesh
intake levels stabilize with heartbeat
s and a mutual pulse of comfort is attained, rocking each other gently.
Relax. If you're too excited efforts to regulate breathing to match will result in hyperventilation and panic, mental projection of your need for air into their lungs and if you're exceptionally clever, manipulation of your partner's tactile input to increase their arousal levels and need for air to a rate approaching that of your own. Outside the possible subsidiary rewards of such actions, the distraction from your own state can help you attain the relaxation you steal from them.