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Pinwheels in the grassIt requires no thought, but it’s the most important thing we do. Breathe. Very often its quality reflects our emotional and mental state. Check it out right now–notice your breathing. What it like? Does it start from your belly or your chest? Is it rapid or slow? Heavy or soft? How does it feel entering your nose?

It has been said many times over by many yogis and others but by controlling our breath we can control our experiences. We can be more present. Breath also transports us from one moment to the next. Breath is our connection to spirit, to our body to the world, to our deepest selves. And so, our dear Ms. Holly has collected some of her favorite quotes about breath and breathing–from everyone from Sylvia Plath to Rumi.

Here’s one that makes me gasp a little:

“There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.” – Rumi

Favorite Quotes About Breath and Breathing

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