The Square Breath Meditation

Breathe deeply, until sweet air extinguishes the burn of fear in your lungs and every breath is a beautiful refusal to become anything less than infinite.

– D. Antoinette Foy

Breathing through the nostrils…

Inhale for 3 counts as you visualize moving up the left side of a square.

Suspend the breath at the top of the inhale (w/o clenching your throat shut) for 3 counts as you visualize moving from the left to the right top of the square.

Exhale for 3 counts as you visualize moving down the right side of the square.

Suspend the breath at the bottom of the exhale for 3 counts as you visualize moving from the right to the left bottom of the square.

Repeat several times or longer. Enjoy!

When the breath is unsteady, all is unsteady; when the breath is still; all is still. Control the breath carefully. Inhalation gives strength and a controlled body; retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity; exhalation purifies body and spirit.

– Goraksasathakam

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