The Sacred Breath

The Sacred Breath

In the beginning, Divinity breathed into humanity the sacred breath. Without this breath, we cannot live on the earth. It is one of the four elements that make up this world of form, fire, water, earth and air. The air you breathe is sacred and can be used deliberately. 

Most people never really think about their breath until they have a problem with it, and then it becomes the main focus of their attention. What does it feel like to breathe consciously? Does your breath control how you feel? How does breath work enhance our meditation?

“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.”


“Take a deep breath and let it all go.”


“Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh