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Don’t Bully Your Breath

August 13, 2012

When you work with your breathing, you are, whether you realize it or not, working with the whole of yourself. Your breath touches and connects every aspect of your being, and a change in one area can bring unforeseen, often undesirable, consequences in others. My advice, therefore, is not to bully your breath with your ego and its manipulative techniques, which so many people do, but to approach your breath with respect, wonder, and gentle awareness.

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    August 13, 2012 2:37 pm

    Breathing exercises are so important, I also did an experiement on myself, something made me very angry, which inturn made my heart beat increase, i told myself over and over to simply re-choose my response, and in turn i felt my heart rate, decrease and an inner calm replaced the anger….

  2. October 14, 2012 8:07 am

    Dennis, you may be aware of the Incredible String Bands song “Air”:

    Breathing, all creatures are
    Brighter then than brightest star
    You are by far
    You come right inside of me
    Close as you can be
    You kiss my blood
    And my blood kiss me.

  3. November 18, 2012 3:50 pm

    Reblogged this on dolphinfriend and commented:
    Amazing thoughts

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