Following the Breath

Sit down quietly and comfortably, or lie down if you choose. Close your eyes and become aware of your breath. Don't try to regulate it. Just become aware of it. Follow it with your mind as it moves in and out of the body. Notice the inhalation and the exhalation. Focus your attention on your breath, let your thoughts, feelings, the tension of the day, all be carried by the breath, and dissolved away in it. As the mind wanders, gets involved in thoughts about what you could be doing or should be doing, just gently return your attention to the breath when you remember to do so. That's it.

Do this for one minute, half an hour, or all day. Don't strain, don't tense up around the breath. Just relax. Enjoy the gift of your own breath, bringing you energy.

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