On the Importance of Breathing

Let’s just rewind back to the beginning for a moment.

Remember your first yoga class? You had no idea what you were in for, no expectations of the practice, or yourself, no comparisons to make with previous yoga classes. It was just you, your body, and your breath, learning something new.

Well guess what? It’s the same thing today, and everyday. Each day you get on your mat, or your cushion and do your practice, it’s a new beginning, a fresh start, another opportunity to learn something new. Not something fancy, just something new.

The only way to tune in to this experience is by using the breath. The breath is the connector between our inner and outer experience–the communicator, or, you could say, our wireless connection. It is our lifeline. The more aware you are of your breath–which is to say the more finely tuned in it is–the stronger your connection. Connection to what? To everything, but let’s just call it source.

No matter what practice you are doing, from simple to advanced, the breath is the key. It will tell you everything you need to know, so you can relax.

So here’s your practice: Breathe in, Breathe out, Smile, Repeat.

Published by Kim Roberts

Hi, I'm Kim Roberts. I'm a Contemplative Psychotherapist, teacher and author who shares creative practices that will transform your life. I'm also an artist. I share practical skills to train the mind, manage emotions and maintain mental health.

3 thoughts on “On the Importance of Breathing

  1. Such a simple yet profound reminder. Thanks for that. And great photo! With the cold wind and rain whipping outside my window it warms my soul, and other parts of me, to see such tranquil beauty.

  2. Very sweet article – simple and all true.

    To experience and appreciate the “life force” within our breath is the greatest source of personal peace, because living within the conscious feeling of this power will tame our crazy mind and allow us to be who we really are – our true self – in peace and love.

    The gift of breath is everything – the beginning and end of human life. This is not something to be taken for granted, but is a reason, every moment, to feel appreciation and infinite gratitude.

    Nice pics BTW.

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