“There is no neurotic individual who is capable of exhaling in one breath, deeply and evenly. The patients have developed all conceivable practices which prevent deep expiration.” ….Wilhelm Reich, Psychiatrist
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You’ve explored meditation, and now you’re ready to go further with your learning.  In Level One, we focus on the importance of breathing.  The mind follows the breath, and the breath follows the mind.  Learn to be more aware of your breath, and to control your breathing, and wonderful benefits can arise from this.

Capacity, Concentration, and Observation

Putting all of the earlier challenges together, we add one final piece: putting your breath on the wheel.

Growth Through Challenge

As you challenge yourself to increase your concentration skill, you are forming stronger neural pathways in your brain.  This is one of the ways that meditation benefits us.  Your ability to concentrate when meditating will help you concentrate in other areas of life.  First, we must put in the practice.

A New Challenge

We continue to transition from simply observing the breath, to modifying the breath.  This advances our meditation practice.

You’re Getting Good at This

You’ve been watching your breath now for some time, so let’s challenge you to notice the subtleties of your breathing.  Doing so will improve your mindfulness training.

What does our breathing tell us?

Engaging the diaphraghm is a beneficial practice.  It may seem like a little thing, but it’s really important.  How we breathe has all kinds of impacts on our heart rate, the neurotransmitters in our brain, and the overall state of our body.

We’re Observing

Just focus on observing, and I’ll explain more in the next video.

You Can Count to Five. It’s Easy!

This may seem silly to some, but the key here is that we’re working on concentration.  Your life will benefit from increasing your ability to concentrate.

When you look at where it is coming from you will be able to let go more easily!

In order to understand the emotion of fear, we also have to understand how it shows up in our physical body. Let’s be clear here, fear is of the ego, the personality not the soul. The Soul and it’s feelings or emotions only come from the energy of Love, empathy, caring and understanding so if you can look at fear as that of the human mind or the ego, and not the soul, that is the 1st place to start. 
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