"you breathe about 23,000 breaths in a day.
why not let a few of them be mindful breaths?"
a friend sent this quote from yoga class. i thought of it yesterday while taking part in a special yoga class myself, offered by our yoga teacher this summer: "yoga walking"
yoga walking, it's both simple and intense: you walk. and breathe.
or rather: you focus on your breath while walking. and adjust the walking rhythm to different breathing patterns: 4 in, 4 out. 4 in, 4 out.
yesterday, our teacher added a mantra to the 4: "sa ta na ma"
which leads from walking to the larger walk of life:
walking there, after the rain, first in the forest, and then through a field with a view, it felt like being at the ocean a couple at times. simple, and vast. back home, i looked up the mantra, and arrived at this visualisation, and at this translation&info
more summer zen:
- #6: pebble in your pocket - mini meditation
- #5: back to the start - once upon each day
- #4: the artisan's prayer: "Teach me, Life.."
- #3 road quotes: "A bend in the road.."
- #2: less and more
- #1: calm - calm.com