Conscious breathing has been taught for thousands of years by yogis in India. In Sanskrit ‘conscious breathing’ is called Pranayama, which means being aware of the ‘Yama that is ‘life force or energy’. So conscious breathing is to be aware of each breath that you take and at the same time being thankful.
In this video, I am practicing meditation by firstly sitting comfortably (try to straighten the back), and then I take a deep breath, eventually, I slow down my breathing rhythm, while at the same time I put my attention to each breath that I take.
Note: You will get distracted by thoughts, but simply be aware when your thoughts are getting distracted. Try to get back to the focus point.