December 8, 2023

Take a Breath: How Breath Work Provides a Portal to Our Spiritual Lives

Paying attention to the pattern of our breath is a spiritual practice with power to gain insight into meaning and change our lives.

“…then the Lord God formed the human from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life’ and the human became a living being.” 

Genesis 2:7

(2) The plasticity of wellbeing: A training-based framework for the cultivation of human flourishing, Cortland J. DahlChristine D. Wilson-Mendenhall, and Richard J. Davidson, 2020,
For further reading or exploration:
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Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form Basil Pennington, 1980
Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life, Brian D. Russell, 2021
Breathwork, How to Use Your Breath to Change Your Life (Breathing Techniques for Anxiety Relief and Stress, Breath Exercises for Mindfulness and Self-Care), Andrew Smart, 2020


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