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Minding Mind: Mindfulness for Everyday Living [Episode 4: The Breath]

14 Oct Posted by in Buddhist, Mindfulness, Podcast | Comments
Minding Mind: Mindfulness for Everyday Living  [Episode 4: The Breath]
 

The breath is the foundation of mindfulness. In connecting deeply with the breath through formal sitting and informal attention practices, we come to encounter all our experiences with mindfulness and spacious awareness. In so doing, our relationship to our experience changes dramatically. We recover our ability to act from conscious awareness rather that passive reactivity.

John Kabat Zinn states this most succinctly in his book, Full Catastrophe Living. “It is the very simplicity of the practice of mindfulness of breathing that gives it its power to disentangle us from the compulsive and habitual hold of the mind’s many preoccupations. Yogis have known this for centuries. Breathing is the universal foundation for meditation practice.”

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