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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Practicing with the Breath

Good article:

"I think unconsciously we try to control our state of mind and external circumstances by controlling and holding our breath as if by holding our breath, we can hold back what we fear. Our breathing does not function independently from our emotional and mental activity. So the more we practice awareness of the breath, the more we become aware of all our experience."

4 Comments:

Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I have noticed that by controling or listening my breath I am calmer and more attentive towards my surroundings.

9:34 AM  
Blogger "James" said...

I have noticed that I often hold my breath and notice as well that my body is tense and tight. I was never even able to notice this before I found the Dharma but now I can recognize it, breath deeply and relax.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Travis Jay Morgan said...

I don't breathe. I am the breath.

11:24 PM  
Blogger M said...

It's nice when you can focus that intently on the breath (i.e. become the breath) but it's hard to stay there for long.

3:48 PM  

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