Conscious Breathing

Our breathing is a stable solid ground that we can take refuge in. Regardless of our internal weather- our thoughts, emotions and perceptions- our breathing is always with us like a faithful friend. Whenever we feel carried away, or sunken in a deep emotion, or scattered in worries and projects, we return to our breathing to collect and anchor our mind.

We feel the flow of air coming in and going out of our nose. We feel how light and natural, how calm and peaceful our breathing functions. At any time, while we are walking, gardening, or typing, we can return to this peaceful source of life.

We may like to recite:

“Breathing in I know that I am breathing in.
Breathing out I know that I am breathing out.”

We do not need to control our breath. Feel the breath as it actually is. It may be long or short, deep or shallow. With our awareness it will naturally become slower and deeper. Conscious breathing is the key to uniting body and mind and bringing the energy of mindfulness into each moment of our life.

Do not miss :

18 September 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
19 September 2019 - 10:00 : Méditation du jeudi MATIN
19 September 2019 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
21 September 2019 - 9:00 : JPC - S'éveiller ?? Pourquoi?
23 September 2019 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
23 September 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi
24 September 2019 - 14:00 : Tai-Chi en Pleine Conscience
Sitting and watching our breath is a wonderful practice, but it is not enough. For transformation to take part, we have to practice mindfulness all day long, not just on our meditation cushion.
- Thich Nhat Hanh