Learning to Breathe
I've held my breath.
I'm not sure how long it's been happening. My guess is that it's been years, perhaps even decades, of breath-holding.
As I rolled out my far-too-neglected yoga mat and centered myself earlier today, the personal asana practice I attempted to rekindle quickly took a back seat. As I stilled myself, this breath-holding pattern immediately unveiled itself within my being. The pattern then commanded my attention for the next two hours.
I sat with my breath, worked with my breath, moved with my breath, gave space for my breath.
I became absolutely illuminated - physically, emotionally and spiritually. Questions and deep knowings emerged about the connection between breath and life.
Yoga teaches us that breath is life.
Breath is the foundation of yoga, meditation, exercise, health, wellbeing and balance.
Breath connects us to our life force, our energy, our vitality.
I yearn to voyage more deeply into this transformative connection between breath and life. I am inspired to embark upon a Journey of the Breath during the month of May and I welcome you to join me!
Throughout May, we'll place intentional focus on the breath. Daily, I'll share research, tidbits, knowings, questions and tips about the breath (and breath-holding) on Connective Elements' Facebook Page to support your practice.
Together, we'll explore breath.
Together, we'll explore life.
I'm not sure where we'll end up, but I look forward to connecting with the beauty of the breath.
I look forward to the inhale.
I look forward to the exhale.
I look forward to the release.
I look forward to learning to breathe again. ♥