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Breath of Life

Sit quietly and comfortably with your eyes closed...

Become aware of your breathing...

Listen to the sound it makes as you breathe in, and out...

The sound that only you can hear...

 

Think about the journey the air takes as it enters your body through your nostrils...

Then moves down into your lungs, passing oxygen to your blood...

Leaving your body again when you breathe out...

 

Think about how many times this happens every minute, every hour, every day, every year of your life....

 

Where does the air you breathe come from?

It comes to you from the plants...

It is a gift to you from the grass, the flowers, the bushes and the trees...

They give you life...

 

Where does the air you breathe go to?

It goes to the plants...

It is your gift to the grass, the flowers, the bushes and the trees...

You give them life...

 

Become aware of the air you are breathing now...

Feel the rise and fall of your chest and your stomach as you breathe smoothly and steadily...

Feel the air filling your lungs...

Feel your lungs gently pushing the air out...

 

Know that even when you stop thinking about your breathing, your lungs will continue to breathe the air that constantly surrounds you...

 

When you are ready, bring your thoughts back to the classroom, and open your eyes....

 

 

 

 

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