the process of breathing.
It seems as though we're born knowing how to breathe.
From birth onward we breathe naturally. But without
awareness our breathing can become less
Pause for a moment and observe your
breath. Don’t try to control
it, just watch yourself breathing normally.
Observe how frequently you breathe,
Our breathing is often superficial, but we’re
so used to it that we don't recognize that it is.
As a result, the air in the body is more completely
recycled, so that the brain
receives a richer flow of oxygen and can function
Also, sitting on a cushion or a straight-back
chair — unlike our cushy sofas and chairs — allows
the diaphragm and our lower
abdominal muscles to move the air into and
out of our body.
So this imaginary balloon may be useful in experiencing
your breathing process as a full-body function.