Conscious Breathing II

Here are some more insights from my notes on the class I observed a couple of days ago that I referred to in my post yesterday morning...

"You must be conscious of putting your mind, body and breath together. It is important to do this - so the body doesn't tighten in the poses. The more consciously we breathe - the more we expand - so let us focus tonight on the relationship we have to the breath.

Every breath is a gift of life - it is about opening - and softening. Breathing in reflects an inward flow - while breathing out - reflects an outward flow. Everything in nature is an expression of these currents - an inward and outward flow.

The breath creates balance and harmony in the body. Press the palms of your hands together and give thanks that we are the recipients of this life force - this prana - of which the breath is only one aspect..."

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