BEING WITH...JUST YOUR BREATH
Welcome to Breathe Meditation, a nourishing space to explore the rhythm, stillness and meditative power of your breath. Our 30-minute free and by-donation contemplative offerings help you relax, embrace your breath, and cultivate clarity, awareness and peace.
Controlled deep breathing techniques such as Pranayama are at the heart of ancient practices of well-being and can influence our ability to overcome anxiety, improve sleep and live life to the fullest. On average human beings take 10-20 breaths per minute (0.07 - 0.16 Hz). Regular practicioners of diaphragmatic or Yogic breathing can slow the rate of breathing down to 3-7 breaths per minute; investigations into the physiological impact of "slow breathing has uncovered significant effects on respiratory, cardiovascular, cardiorespiratory and autonomic nervous systems" (Russo et al., 2017, 13: 298-309).
Contemplative neuroscience has resoundingly backed up the traditional wisdom with clinical evidence.