Life of Wonderment Blog

Add up all the breaths and what do you have? Global Breath.

It's marvelous! Every human, animal, and plant. Even creatures like insects breathe. Everywhere on land, air, and sea. 

The earth breathes.

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The diaphragm is the central muscle of the human body. The principle muscle of your breath. 

In ancient Greece, the diaphragm was phrenos — the unity of all possibilities of human expression — the link between body, mind, and breath.

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed at work or at home?

Before you answer that, know that you’re living and breathing (or perhaps hyperventilating) through one of the most overwhelmed eras of our time.

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Yoga Sutra, ch. 2, v. 35:

When one perseveres in non-violence, hostility vanishes in their presence.

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There is great confusion in the yoga world:  the basic Western misunderstanding of yoga is that it is merely separate positions to be mastered. 

It is not!

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In every ritual, from the simplest to the most elaborate, from the spiritual to the mundane, the steps involved are very much the same:  geometry, structure, rhythm, and intent.

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Show of hands — how many of you check your email first thing in the morning, before even getting out of bed? How many of you scroll through your Facebook feeds just before falling asleep?

My guess is, most of you.

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While meditation is an ancient science that’s survived for thousands of years, the practice itself is surprisingly simple. 

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Remember how babies cry? They take a big deep breath and let out a huge wail. 

They don't hold back. They just let go.

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"I think I'll go on a walkabout to find out what it's all about," sing the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Ever take a walk and just think about things? 

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