Scobleizer has an interesting post here.
Here is my take on it.
It takes more than breath control to stay on top of your world. It takes a “Perspective view”, a sense of the “whole” even when you plunge into one world of detail after the another.
In short, it takes meditation.Breath control is one of the ways that help you "get" it.
Look at what the meditative guys are doing - look what a stint of soul searching in India did to Steve Jobs. Or what the burning man did to the Google folks.Jay, from Bangalore