Updated: Dec 18, 2020
It's not so easy to observe the breath, but it can be like looking at a great painting. Every day you can see something new in it - colors, brush strokes, emotions. Partly it's a matter of understanding the relationship with the breath and relaxation. Have you ever noticed how as someone is just about to fall asleep, their breath shifts, taking on a more prominent quality?
In a breath observation practice, you are trying to get into that same state of relaxation while still remaining conscious. It's like learning how to see all those odd fish in the deepest, darkest part of the sea - you need to be able to drop that far down into your ocean. When it's that quiet, you can begin to see your breath.
~Rodney Yee from Yoga - Poetry of the Body
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This classic restorative posture I am in here is called Supta Baddha Konasana, or simply reclined bound angle pose. Notice how I have placed pillows outside my knees to soften the stretch on the inner thighs. I have also placed blankets on a grade that starts right at the base of the spine. The blankets can thicken as you move up the spine if you like to be slightly elevated in this pose. This is one of my favorites to release tension in my low back.
Suggested Meditation Songs
Opening by Nada Sadhana & Kevin Courtney
I by Benn Jordan
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