Day Threepng
A New Meditation
Focus Meditation

What was your biggest takeaway from the  interview with BJ Fogg?

Today there is a new breath practice called focus. It is a little longer (at the end of the practice there is a 5 minute silent period where you can continue your practice alone, the bell will then ring again at 20 minutes).  See how you go practising in silence.

Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the future. In other words, if we’re going to be more cheerful in the future, it’s because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; The future is the result of what we do right now.
~ Pema Chodron

In todays practice see if you can really FEEL the breath in your body, rather than THINK about the breath.

You will notice how different it feels when you are sensing the breath from the inside out, rather than analysing or thinking about the breath as it moves through the body.

As you practise this mindfulness of breath meditation more regularly, you will start to become more familiar with the breath, noticing how its quality changes in relation to how calm or stressed you are.

Not only is the breath a powerful indicator of the level of stress in your nervous system, it is also a powerful modulator of the nervous system.

When we are stressed the breath can feel more restricted. This feeling is often sense in the chest where the breath also becomes faster in rhythm.

When we are calm the breath feels subtle, unrestricted, and moves in and out in the belly area. It will also be slower, with large pauses at the end of each exhalation.

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