Breathing Quotes (54) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Breathing. Breathing: The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through the mouth or nose due to muscle contraction and then exhaled due to muscle relaxation.


Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
~ Nhat Hanh

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
~ Nhat Hanh

I wake up every day and I think, 'I'm breathing! It's a good day.
~ Eve Ensler

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.
~ Jonathan Edwards

Regulate the breathing, and thereby control the mind.
~ B.K.S. Iyengar

Our breathing reflects every emotional or physical effort and every disturbance.
~ Moshe Feldenkrais

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
~ Arundhati Roy

Listen--are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?
~ Mary Oliver

Breathing affects your respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, muscular, and psychic systems, and also has a general affect on your sleep, memory, ability to concentrate, and your energy levels.
~ Donna Farhi

The stresses, strains, and traumas of ordinary daily existence in the process of working and living tend to inhibit our breathing ability.
~ Leonard Orr

One way to break up any kind of tension is good deep breathing.
~ Byron Nelson

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
~ Hermann Hesse

Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life
~ Giovanni Papini

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
~ William Wordsworth

A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness.
~ Joseph Lancaster

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
~ Erich Fromm

Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace.
~ Nhat Hanh

The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.
~ Edith Wharton

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
~ Alfred Adler

Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
~ Victor Hugo

I take a breath when I have to.
~ Ethel Merman

To live is not breathing it is action.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It's like breathing in and out to me. It's like having a conversation with someone who isn't there. Because it has to be addressed to somebody - not a particular person, or very rarely.
~ Norman MacCaig

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
~ John Keats 

Improper breathing is a common cause of ill health.
~ Andrew Weil

Without full awareness of breathing, there can be no development of meditative stability and understanding.
~ Nhat Hanh

As a fire blazes brightly when the covering of ash over it is scattered by the wind, the divine fire within the body shines in all its majesty when the ashes of desire are scattered by the practice of pranayama.
~ B.K.S. Iyengar

Being aware of your breath forces you into the present moment - the key to all inner transformation. Whenever you are conscious of the breath, you are absolutely present. You may also notice that you cannot think and be aware of your breathing. Conscious breathing stops your mind.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Breathing, according to me, corresponds to taking charge of one's own life.
~ Luce Irigaray

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
~ Amit Ray

Breathing is important in the practice of meditation because it is the faculty in us that is simultaneously voluntary and involuntary. You can feel that you are breathing, and equally you can feel that it is breathing you. So it is a sort of bridge between the voluntary world and the involuntary world — a place where they are one.
~ Alan Watts

When you consciously decide to breathe more slowly and deeply, you alert your body to the fact that you want it to behave differently. You are not just changing your breathing pattern, you are making a full-body announcement that you are entering into a different relationship with your mind and your body.
~ Eric Maisel

There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there's another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.
~ Rumi

Be aware of your breathing. Notice how this takes attention away from your thinking and creates space.
~ Eckhart Tolle

When the POWER OF GOD is present, healing and deliverance are just like BREATHING!
~ T. B. Joshua

Compassion is a living, breathing, organic emotion that vibrates through you and links you to those around you.
~ Deepak Chopra

What do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of course I've been in love.
~ Haruki Murakami

Love is like breathing, you take it in and let it out.
~ Wally Lamb

According to energy medicine, we are all living history books. Our bodies contain our histories- every chapter, line and verse of every event and relationship in our lives. As our lives unfold, our biological health becomes a living, breathing biographical statement that conveys our strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears.
~ Caroline Myss

Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It's a wonderful place to focus in training the mind to be calm and concentrated.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

To control the breathing is to control the mind. With different patterns of breathing, you can fall in love, you can hate someone, you can feel the whole spectrum of feelings just by changing your breathing.
~ Marina Abramovic

I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.
~ Maya Angelou

Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural.
~ Oprah Winfrey

No more words. In the name of this place we drink in with our breathing, stay quiet like a flower. So the nightbirds will start singing.
~ Rumi

Once war becomes a clash of absolutes, there is no breathing room for mercy. Absolute truth is blind truth.
~ Deepak Chopra

Traditionally, I have responded to the transcendent mystics of all religions. I have always responded with breathless excitement to anyone who has ever said that God does not live in a dogmatic scripture or in a distant throne in the sky, but instead abides very close to us indeed- much closer than we can imagine, breathing right through our own hearts.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Breathing in, there is only the present moment. Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment.
~ Nhat Hanh

The world's continual breathing is what we hear and call silence.
~ Clarice Lispector

You have to learn how to help a wounded child while still practicing mindful breathing. You should not allow yourself to get lost in action. Action should be meditation at the same time.
~ Nhat Hanh 

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