AFFECTIONATE BREATHING x Please find a quiet comfortable place to sit

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Position yourself in a way that your ERQHV57347DUH57347VXSSRUWLQJ57347WKH57347PXVFOHV57347DQG57347RX57347GRQ57526W57347QHHG57347DQ effort to remain in one position for the whole exercise To do this try keeping your back straight and gently supported ID: 34808 Download Pdf

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AFFECTIONATE BREATHING x Please find a quiet comfortable place to sit

Position yourself in a way that your ERQHV57347DUH57347VXSSRUWLQJ57347WKH57347PXVFOHV57347DQG57347RX57347GRQ57526W57347QHHG57347DQ effort to remain in one position for the whole exercise To do this try keeping your back straight and gently supported

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AFFECTIONATE BREATHING x Please find a quiet, comfortable place to sit. Position yourself in a way that your ERQHVDUHVXSSRUWLQJWKHPXVFOHVDQG\RXGRQWQHHGDQ\ effort to remain in one position for the whole exercise. To do this, try keeping your back straight and gently supported, with your shoulder blades slightly dropped and your chin gently tucked toward your chest. x Take

VORZHDV\GHHSEUHDWKVWRUHOD[DQGOHWJRRIZKDWHYHUEXUGHQV\RXUH carrying. Then let your eyelids gently close, or partially close, which ever makes you more comfortable. If you wish, put your hand over your heart, or wherever it is comforting for yo u, to remind yourself that you are bringing not only attention, but kind attention , to your experience and to yourself. x Now find ing your breath, wherever you can feel it most easily. Perhaps at the tip of the nose, the belly, or perhaps as a gentle

movem ent of your whole body? Let ting yourself notice the simple sensation of breathing. Just feel ing your breath for a while. x Your mind will naturally wander away from the sensation of the breath every few VHFRQGV'RQWZRUU\DERXWKRZRIWHQ\RXUPLQGZDQGHU s. Gently return ing to the feeling of your breathing when you notice that your mind has wandered, like escorting a puppy or a child gone astray. x See if you can incline toward your breathing as you might incline toward a child or a beloved pet, with curios ity

and tenderness. x Let ting your body breathe you . There is nothing you need to do. x Noticing KRZ\RXUEUHDWKQRXULVKHV\RXUERG\HYHQZKHQ\RXUHQRWSD\LQJDQ\ attention to it. x Now feel ing your whole body breathe, gently moving with the rising and f alling of the breath, like the movement of the sea. x Or, if you like, allowing your bod y to be rocked by your breath, back and forth, like a baby being soothed and caressed. x Giving yourself over to your breath, letting yourself become your breath, gently

rocked and soothed, back and forth. x Now, take a moment and savor the stillness of your body. x And slowly and gently open your eyes.