Category Archives: Breathing

Breathe Into Being Retreat

            For a description of this weekend retreat with Dennis Lewis and Master Yu, click here. For a retreat registration form, click here. Once you’ve filled out the form, pay the full retreat amount by … Continue reading

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“The Unstruck Sounds”: Don’t Let Yourself Become Breathless When You Speak

Many of us when we speak try to say too much too quickly. Sometimes we try to say as much as we can before we are interrupted. At other times we just get carried away in expressing our thoughts or … Continue reading

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A Smiling Practice

Join me now, if you wish. Smile generously and breathe through your smile into and out of your heart. As you inhale, sense loving patience expanding in your heart. As you exhale, offer this loving patience for the benefit of … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Conscious Breathing

“Conscious breathing not only provides a solid foundation for all the other kinds of breathing work, but it is also, in itself, transformational. Conscious breathing helps us cultivate inner stillness and presence. It also helps us be present to ourselves … Continue reading

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Meditation In Action

An Early Morning Walk Henry David Thoreau said that “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” I continue to experience this truth in my own life. It connects me to the earth, gets my blood moving, … Continue reading

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Internal Sensations of the Breath

“As we explore ourselves more intimately as breathing beings, we discover that the internal sensations we have of our breath and ourselves have many different densities and levels. We can discern, for example, solid, earthlike sensations; liquid, waterlike sensations; and … Continue reading

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Sensing the Welcoming Presence

When we experience our breath at the deepest levels in ourselves, we are experiencing our own deepest identity. In the Old Testament we find, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his … Continue reading

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A Celebration Is In Order!

I’m still here on this beautiful planet, and so are you dear reader. Let’s celebrate our good fortune by actually being here with presence and appreciation. A good way to begin is to sense your breathing and realize that it … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Humming

The Health Benefits of Humming Includes some research on how humming may be able to help with upper respiratory infections. Just click on the photo:

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Expanding Our Narrow Sense of Ourselves

“The process of breathing is a living metaphor for understanding how to expand our narrow sense of ourselves and be present not just to the miraculous energies of life that are both in and around us but also to the … Continue reading

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