Slow and steady, we breathe in through the nose and we breathe out. Our breath creates a moment; our breath creates change. With awareness and practice, we notice the subtleties of our breathing and how closely it correlates to the way we feel.
When I started practicing yoga, the breathing was the last aspect of the physical practice to fall into place. Following the class, learning the poses and getting acquainted with my flexibility, strength and balance were challenging. At some point, connecting the breath with the movement started happening. Now, paying close attention to the quality and timing of my breath is an intricate part of my practice that I exercise in equal measure as my muscles.
The breath holds the purpose of fueling the transitions and poses, but then something wonderful happens. Change. I look for it; embrace it; the feeling of being grounded, calm and centered, unaffected by external events.
Like the ocean, we can be raging and wild or calm and peaceful.
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