Conscious breathing means to be aware of our breath. It is to bring our mind and body together with awareness, through the act of breathing.
Breathing in I am aware of the in-breath. Breathing out I am aware of the out-breath.
It naturally has the gesture of gathering and settling, of connecting and release.
Breathing in, I gather myself inwards and I connect with myself. Breathing out, I release tension in my body, I let go of stress and worry in my mind.
Conscious breathing is a heart-centered and heart-opening activity. It brings us into connection with ourselves, and with all of life on the planet.
I breathe in the out-breath of flowers and forests, I breath out the in-breath of all plants everywhere.
There are so many miracles of life opened to our direct experience when we develop our capacity for conscious breathing.
I breath in the air that swept the snow from distant mountains, I breath out a smile, my blood renewed and warm in my veins.