I have been practising and sharing the Gentle Breath Meditation – as presented by Serge Benhayon of Universal Medicine – for nearly 10 years now. The Gentle Breath Meditation is a beautiful everyday exercise to deeply reconnect. Here are some reflections on my experiences.
What is the Gentle Breath Meditation?
What is involved?
- It begins by gently closing your eyes to be with you – not to go anywhere, check out or visualise anything, but to come back to you.
- Then the focus moves to the breath, specifically the in-breath to start with, and the choice to breathe in GENTLY so it feels like a cool wind at the tip of the nose.
- After a few minutes, as the in-breath becomes more gentle, the out breath can become the focus, like a warm wind at the bottom of the nose, and so the gentle breathing develops and unfolds naturally as the mind and body come into an alignment together: this is called conscious presence.
- There may then be a change as the breath settles, an awareness of the pauses at the top and the bottom of the breath, and a feeling of warmth in the middle of the chest. With practice this connection deepens and can be felt spreading out into the body, and can be taken with you throughout the day.
- There is a subtle shift in that we then feel first, think second, as the mind receives from the wisdom of the body and everything gains a certain clarity.