When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. ~Author Unknown

counttozenWhen the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. ~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God. ~Krishnamacharya

A healthy mind has an easy breath. ~Author Unknown

If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance. ~Andrea Boydston

Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life. ~Giovanni Papini

Smile, breathe and go slowly. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Breath is Spirit. The act of breathing is Living. ~Author Unknown

For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth. ~Sanskrit Proverb

The nose is for breathing, the mouth is for eating. ~Proverb

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

Walking through the house at night is wonderful to me; a symphony of breath, each person a separate instrument as they collectively breathe in time to the metronome of life itself. ~Edwin Leap, www.edwinleap.com

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Focusing on the act of breathing clears the mind of all daily distractions and clears our energy enabling us to better connect with the Spirit within. ~Author Unknown

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

You know that our breathing is the inhaling and exhaling of air. The organ that serves for this is the lungs that lie round the heart, so that the air passing through them thereby envelops the heart. Thus breathing is a natural way to the heart. And so, having collected your mind within you, lead it into the channel of breathing through which air reaches the heart and, together with this inhaled air, force your mind to descend into the heart and to remain there. ~Nicephorus the Solitary

I took a deep breath and listened to the chant of my heart: I am, I am, I am. ~Sylvia Plath

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~Swedish Proverb

Learn how to exhale, the inhale will take care of itself. ~Carla Melucci Ardito

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

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. ~Oprah Winfrey