a word from Jon Kabat-Zinn…

“To use your breathing to nurture mindfulness, just tune into the feeling of it…the feeling of the breath coming into your body and the feeling of the breath leaving your body.

That’s all.

Just feeling the breath.

Breathing and knowing that you’re breathing.

This doesn’t mean deep breathing, or forcing your breathing, or trying to feel something special, or wondering whether you’re doing it right. It doesn’t mean thinking about your breathing either.  Its just a bare bones awareness “of the breath moving in and the breath moving out.”


Try: “Staying with one full inbreath as it comes in, one full outbreath as it goes out, keeping your mind open and free for just this moment, just this breath.”


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