A wise man once told me it’s important to breathe to your lung’s fullest capacity everyday. Deep breath exercises the vital muscle of one’s lungs. This is different from the gentle, concentrated breath of meditation, but both are important. One is to trim the body; the other is to trim the mind.
I have not done very well on either front of late, but as the longer rays of light warm my ear through the window, I feel renewed commitment to finding the balance of breath.
I want to share an inspiring video a friend sent me last week. It takes just shy of four minutes to watch all the way through.
The video shows us that children have natural awareness of the power and importance of breathing. We adults tend to think we’re teaching our children, but so often they are teaching us. I’m going to stop writing now and go meditate. Will you join me?
What is your practice for breathing, either for the sake of your lungs or the sake of your mind?