breathhing pattern

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effort
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breathhing pattern

Post by effort » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:28 pm

hi,

If you remember i had problem with observing breathing, i'm using anti acid pills and that helps too much to reduce pain but still i can see tension and tightness during observing breath. my question is, is there any breath pattern to follow to become more relax? or even what is the most natural way to breath.

after using anti acids as pain reduces i can observe more freely but tightness around sternum is there and makes me restless and this results in shorter sits.

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Re: breathhing pattern

Post by Goofaholix » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:16 pm

If the tension is the main sensation then just observe the tension, and your reaction to the tension. This is an opportunity to learn, this is the reason we observe the breath, not because there is some spiritual value in finding the perfect breath.
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: breathhing pattern

Post by effort » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:26 pm

looks practical, i'll do, thanks.

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