Breath Awareness Practice
Updated: Dec 30, 2021
Find a comfortable position, seated in a chair perhaps.
Take a moment to tune in, and bring your attention to your breath. Notice the rhythm and pattern that is already present, and do your best not to alter it.
No need to change it, our practice here is to just observe.
Now observe for another five cycles of breath. Are you still focused on the breath?
Try to watch another five cycles. You don't need to rush.
Know that having thoughts is normal. When thoughts happen, its okay to acknowledge them and then return your attention to the breath. This is your practice.
Do this as often as you can. Every time throughout your day that you notice your breath, stay and watch it for a few cycles. It might be nice to begin your day with this breath awareness. When you rise from bed in the morning, pause and watch a few breaths happen. I bet you have time to watch five breaths. Maybe even ten. Can you watch ten breaths every day of the week?