Breathing

When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. ~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

A healthy mind has an easy breath. ~Author Unknown

If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance. ~Andrea Boydston

Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God. ~Krishnamacharya

Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life. ~Giovanni Papini

Smile, breathe and go slowly. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Breath is Spirit. The act of breathing is Living. ~Author Unknown

For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on the earth. ~Sanskrit Proverb

The nose is for breathing, the mouth is for eating. ~Proverb

To one who has been long in city pent,

‘Tis very sweet to look into the fair

And open face of heaven, – to breathe a prayer

Full in the smile of the blue firmament.

~John Keats, Sonnet XIV

Focusing on the act of breathing clears the mind of all daily distractions and clears our energy enabling us to better connect with the Spirit within. ~Author Unknown

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies? ~Erich Fromm

You know that our breathing is the inhaling and exhaling of air. The organ that serves for this is the lungs that lie around the heart so that the air passing through them thereby envelops the heart. Thus breathing is a natural way to the heart. And so, having collected your mind within you, lead it into the channel of breathing through which air reaches the heart and, together with this inhaled air, force your mind to descend into the heart and to remain there. ~Nicephorus the Solitary

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am. ~Sylvia Plath

Freedom is strangely ephemeral. It is something like breathing; one only becomes acutely aware of its importance when one is choking. ~William E. Simon

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~Swedish Proverb

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

What can we do but keep on breathing in and out, modest and willing, and in our places? ~Mary Oliver

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. ~Oprah Winfrey

In an underdeveloped country, don’t drink the water; in a developed country, don’t breathe the air. ~Changing Times magazine

To live is not breathing it is action. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Angels are all around us, all the time, in the very air we breathe. ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994