Breath and Presence

Being in the “Power of Now” is skillfully accomplished with breath techniques offered in the Yogic, Tibetan Buddhist and Zen traditions. There are specific pranayama techniques that reduce thinking about the past and future to establish attention in the here and now. In this talk, we will uncover the basic physiologic and postural principles for optimal breathing and we will see the correlates between contemporary neuroscience and the teachings on breath handed down in the world’s spiritual traditions. With reference to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita, the Shiva Sutras and The Zen teachings of Suzuki Roshi we will collect practical tools for centering the breath in the hub of the Wheel of Time.

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Mary Reilly Nichols
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