19 Feb Take a Breath – February 20 2020
The Yogis of ancient times wondered: If the condition of the mind is affecting one’s breath, is it possible to change the breathing rhythm so that the mind can be pacified? From this insight, many pranayamas came to be. A simple evidence – if you watch your breath or become aware of your breath, the breath slows down.
If all of us just took a conscious breath once in a while, the world would be a much better place.
Today, when I feel myself getting upset at traffic/him/her/them, I will pause and check in with my breathing, asking whether or not I am taking full breaths. Then I will take a full, conscious breath, and offer gratitude to the universe that I can do so.