Perfect Breathing”: Exercise: Foundation Breath




The purpose of this exercise is to reacquaint your body with full, natural breathing.


This simple technique, practiced regularly, will slowly become the norm, changing only in response to stress, tension, and emotions.


When your breathing does change you will be immediately aware, and you’ll be able to consciously and objectively deal with the situation, completely aware and present.


Sit comfortably with your back straight, eyes closed, and hands in your lap.


Begin with an exhale, then inhale deeply, hold it for a second or two, and exhale first with a short burst (like you were blowing out a candle), and then with a long slow finish as you completely relax your mind and body and empty your lungs.


Repeat 3 times or as needed to calm your mind and relax your body.



Inhale deeply, all the way to the bottom of your spine progressively filling your lungs, bottom, middle, and top.


Hold for a moment.


Exhale slowly, gently emptying your lungs from the bottom to the top, gently squeezing out all of the air.


Hold for a minute and then repeat moves 3 to 6 for five minutes.
My two cents: The Breath is our focus object, the vehicle we ride on our spiritual journey.


More knowledge about the breath seems beneficial for our mindfulness practice.

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