We often hear the advice, relax, take a deep breath! Exhale slowly and deeply. This automatic function that our brain monitors is an important part of our spiritual and mental health. Breathing in you take in oxygen, breathing out you exhale carbon dioxide. Here are some profound thoughts on breathing:
“Your breathing should flow gracefully, like a river, like a watersnake crossing the water, and not like a chain of rugged mountains or the gallop of a horse.
To master our breath is to be in control of our bodies and minds. Each time we find ourselves dispersed and find it difficult to gain control of ourselves by different means, the method of watching the breath should always be used.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."