Understanding the Breath in Meditation
By- Sitender Sehrawat

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Welcome, Dear Meditators,

Breathing is of profound importance in our journey of meditation. It’s not just about the air moving in and out of our lungs; it’s a doorway to the flow of life and unity of mind and body. 

When we dive into our practices, we emphasize the breath because of its deep influence on our physical and mental well-being.

Our breath is more than a life-sustaining process; it’s a trigger for thriving. It energizes every cell in our body, purifying any impurities. By directing our attention to our breath, we rejuvenate our existence and foster a sense of balance and serenity.

But the impact of breath goes beyond the physical. It’s a bridge that connects our mind and body in a state of profound awareness. This connection is crucial for our meditation journey, as it allows us to cultivate a profound sense of presence and inner tranquility.

Furthermore, when we pay attention to our breath, we tap into a vast reservoir of energy known as prana. Prana is the life force that pulses through every living being, and by tuning into our breath, we become attuned to its subtle rhythms within us. Through practices like pranayama, we learn to harness and direct this energy, promoting vitality and holistic well-being.

Even in its most basic form, the breath acts as a true anchor for our consciousness. Amidst a world teeming with distractions and clamor, the breath provides a stable focal point, rooting us in the present moment. It prompts us to return to the now, where genuine peace and clarity reside.

As we embark on our meditation journey together, let’s honor the breath as our trusted ally and guide. Let’s cherish its role in our practice and in our lives, knowing that with each inhalation and exhalation, we nourish body, mind, and spirit.”