Don't waste any time trying to be like somebody but yourself, because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful."
Ben Platt
 
"What’s the best way to feel inadequate, no matter how successful you are by objective standards?
Comparing yourself to other people."
mgw  
 
"Who evaluates breathing in their patients?
Who works personally on their breathing each day?
Who wants to live a long time - vibrantly and healthfully?"
Dr. Peter Litchfield
 
"It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day /for lack /  of what is found there"
William Carlos Williams
 
"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stem the dreams again, and this interdependence produces the highest form of living"
Anais Nin
 
" KNOWLEDGE WILL GIVE YOU POWER. CHARACTER WILL GIVE YOU RESPECT."
BRUCE LEE
 
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses”
George Washington Carver
 
"Often life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the times that take our breath away."
Vicki Corona
 
"A man is not a man until he's able and willing to accept his own vision of the world, no matter how radically this vision departs from others." 
James Baldwin
 
"We usually make better long-term decisions when we are in a state of calm."
Michael Grant White
 
"You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you. If the path before you is clear, you are probably on someone else's".
Joseph Campbell
 
"It is when our mind and, naturally and without contrivance, focuses on our hara that the self and the body become one."
The Art and The Way of Hara, Seigen Yamaoka
 
"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
 
"I will say a lot of dancers do such beautiful things for their body and then they smoke a cigarette. I've never been a smoker, but I realized after taking yoga . . . in ballet you're not encouraged to do a lot of breathing. I think in a weird way, a lot of dancers find relief in actually breathing."
Elizabeth Berkley
 
"Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It's a wonderful place to focus on training the mind to be calm and concentrated."
Jon Kabat-Zinn
  
"We are bombarded on all sides by a vast number of messages we don't want or need. More information is generated in a single day than we can absorb in a lifetime. To fully enjoy life, all of us must find our own breathing space and peace of mind."
James E. Faust
  
"When you're singing, you're using extra muscles, and it requires a lot of exercise and breathing. You can't do that if you're a sissy. If I have any fitness advice for people, I'd tell them to sing more. It's breathingkit.htm therapy, too."
Willie Nelson
 
"We stopped cleaning our houses with lemon water and vinegar like our mothers did, and we clean with chemicals. We're breathing chemicals, and then everyone wonders why cancer is the biggest killer."
Suzanne Somers
 
"Unclear on the concept award. This guy invented this anti snoring device. You snore and it wakes you up. Duh!"   Michael Grant White
 
"Emotional and physical states can be altered by changing the breathing patterns"
Wilhelm Reich
 
"Life is hard.  It's breathe, breathe, breathe ... all the time."
Ginger Meggs
 
"When you breathe, you inspire. When you do not breathe, you expire."
11-year old's science exam
 
"I have not come to teach you I have come to love you. Love itself will teach you everything you need to know.
Even though I teach you in words, it is my presence that carries the true communication"
Yogi Amrit Desai (Gurudev)
 
"The mind needs the proper flow of breath to function optimally." 
Michael Grant White
"Labor is generally good for you unless it is labored breathing."
Michael Grant White
 
 
"Happiness is man's normal state."
Herbert M. Shelton
"Distress (unhealthy stress) is our most bitter enemy."
Michael Grant White
 
“The link between what is perceived as separate body and mind is ENERGY.” Yoga Sutras
 
"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts" Thich Nhat Hanh
 
"Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the proper functioning of the immune system. We can look at oxygen deficiency as the single greatest cause of all diseases."  Stephen Levine, respected molecular biologist and geneticist, and Dr. Paris M. Kidd, Ph.D., Antioxidant Adaptation
 
"Deep breathing techniques which increase oxygen to the cell are the most important factors in living a disease free and energetic life. . . . Remember. Where cells get enough oxygen, cancer will not, cannot occur."  Dr. Otto Warburg, President, Institute of Cell Physiology, Nobel Prize Winner
 
"According to scientists, extra oxygen along with a cleansing diet can return balance to the body."
Elizabeth Baker, The Unmedical Miracle: Oxygen.
 
"Breathing correctly is the key to better fitness, muscle strength, stamina, and athletic endurance."  Dr. Michael Yessis, Phd., President Sports Training Institute, Fitness Writer - Muscle and Fitness Magazine
 
"Oxygenation through proper breathing boosts the immune system and can rid the body of chronic illnesses." Dr. Sheldon Hendler, MD, Medical Researcher Cell Oxygenation, Author "The Oxygen Breakthrough"
 
"Look at a man the way that he is, he only becomes worse. But look at him as if he were what he could be, and then he becomes what he should be." Goethe
 
"When you breathe and take in oxygen, the fat molecules are combined with the additional oxygen atoms causing oxidation. The products are carbon dioxide and water."  A. Carlson, et.al. The Machinery of the Body, University of Chicago Press, p. 361
 
"All body functions are breathing related. Proper oxygen delivery to all parts of your body is crucial to health and well-being...... Delivering oxygen to the body is the responsibility of the respiratory system. Breathing is the process by which air enters the bloodstream, via the lungs. Thus, proper breathing, and correcting common breathing disorders, is the ultimate form of aerobics."
Dr. Robert Fried, Breath Connection, p. 52
 
"Oxygen tension in tissues enhances the action of some antibiotics — notably amino-glycosides — and the immune system, and stimulates cellular metabolism." 
Linda Collison, Hyperbarics: when pressuring patients helps, Health Index
 
"What gets us into trouble is not we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so"  Mark Twain
 or
"It's not so much what we don't know, but what we know that isn't so."  
Michael Grant White
 
"Deep diaphragmatic breathing stimulates the cleansing of the lymph system by creating a vacuum effect which pulls the lymph through the bloodstream. This increases the rate of toxic elimination by as much as 15 times the normal rate."
Dr. J.W. Shields, MD, Lymph, lymph glands, and homeostasis. Lymphology, v25, n4, Dec. 1992, p. 147
 
"The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, and the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us and that which we put into the ground she returns to us."
Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin
 
“Many heart attack victims are high chest breathers”
Michael Grant White
 
“We must eat only that which agrees with us.”
Michael Grant White
“Habit forms the taste. Choose your habits wisely.”
Michael Grant White
 
"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two breaths."
Etty Hillesum
 
“Our chest muscles can restrict our breathing.”
David Keil
 
Allergy victims often crave their poison and experience discomfort when deprived.           
Michael Grant White
 
 
“Just as lions, elephants and tigers are gradually controlled, so the prana is controlled through right practice. Otherwise the practitioner is destroyed. “
Verse 15 of Chapter 2 of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
 
“Try to eat protein foods first for the hydrodhloric acid in your stomach is strongest then.. Beware the so called type O blood for needing excessive protein.” 
Michael Grant White
  
“Raw fruits are eaten separately from meats.”
Natural Hygiene
 
“Eat only when hungry.”
Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, M.D.
 
"Eat slowly in a relaxed atmosphere."
Swami Ramananda
 
"At least 75% of diet should be raw foods."
Taylor Jones, RD
 
"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Aristotle
 
“Starve and drown a cold with copious liquids, enemas or cathartics,  no breads or red meats and 15,000 units of vitamin c divided equally daily in 8 glasses of fresh squeezed grapefruit or orange juice. Add Oregacillin for chest inflammation.”  Michael Grant White
"Take copious amounts of healthy bacteria regularly." 
Michael Grant White
“Detoxification. One of the most overlooked benefits of extra oxygen in the tissues is their ability to detoxify more efficiently".  Dr. Kurt W. Donsbach, D.C., N.D., (Educator, Scientist, Lecturer, Consultant; and author of Super Health. "Oxygen-Oxygen-Oxygen"
 
“To properly study disease, study health. Healers should walk their talk.”  Michael Grant White
 
“The more awareness we bring into our thoughts, the more choice we have about what we think and feel.”  Michael Grant White
 
"Belching usually means too much food or improper combining."
 
“The body tolerates a fast better than a feast.”
Thomas P. Ryan
 
"Breathing is useful to at will, be able to generate our energy, channel this energy effectively, and respond wisely to mental and physical needs."
Michael Grant White
 
“After a fast, the mind can take better control of the body.” Michael Grant White
 
 “A healthy body craves exercise.” Paul Bragg
 
"The human solar plexis region (the concentration of nerve ganglia in the area at the bottom of your breastbone where the diaphragm connects to it) is largely composed of gray brain matter similar to that composing the cerebral brain."  Basic Science
 
"The ancients called the solar plexus the "abdominal brain".  Learn to listen to this "brain" as much of our "thinking" can stem from what many call the "gut". Our breathing is directly connected."
Doug Keller
 
“Without labor, one never understands the master within themselves.”
 Michael Grant White
“Don't flinch from effort or the effort-making capacity will atrophy.” Michael Grant White
 
"Your body, if you don't use it, you'll lose it."
Michael Grant White
 “Banish negative thoughts but experience negative feelings and emotions then breathe through them until they subside and revert from emotion to memory.”   Michael Grant White
  
“Your mind, if you don't use it, you'll lose it.”
Dr. Joe Mercola
 
“When you betray your own word, you betray your own concept, and when you betray your own concept, the entire universe will know nothing but to betray you.”
 
“The laws of attraction and affirmations are more effective when integrated with optimal breathing.” 
Michael Grant White
 
“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.”
Yogi Bhajan
 
“A restricted breath often manifests as a restricted attitude.” 
Michael Grant White
 
“Remember...you have power to the extent that your mind can be pointed-on or let-go of one subject.” 
Michael Grant White
 
“A very small percentage of the people live in reality.”
Michael Grant White
“While reading, take a full but easy in and out breath beginning each paragraph. Then notice how much more of then material you have absorbed.”  
Michael Grant White
“Nerve force contains much of its power in the breath.”  Yoga Sutras
 
“Never misunderstand or understand that as human beings you have something different from other human beings, except character and values.”
Michael Grant White
 
“There are two ways of living. There are people who handle situations and there are people who are handled by situations.”
Yogi Bhajan
 
 
“To achieve peace of mind and fulfillment through self-expression most people need a commitment to work in the service of some cause that they can respect. “
Michael Grant White
 "The purpose of like is a life of purpose".  
Anonymous
 
“There is a direct relationship between the degree of aliveness and the extent of one's ability to breathe in a balanced way.”
Michael Grant White
 
“The best way to avoid harmful stress is to select an environment (wife, boss, friends) which is in line with your innate preferences -- to find an activity which you like and respect. Only thus can you eliminate the need for frustrating constant re-adaptation that is the major cause of distress.”
George Serban
 
"The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness, Happiness is a symptom. Usefulness is a cause"
Michael Grant White
 
"Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone."
Steven Spielberg
 
"Emails get reaction. Phone calls start conversations.” 
Simon Sinek
 
“Life is too short to read a bad book.”
James Joyce
 
"If someone doesn’t have time for you, don’t find time for them. Relationships are mutual."
mgw
 
“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”
Warren Buffett
 
“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
Oscar Wilde
 
"Letting go of what you want so you can get what you need."
Sound bite for Deepest Calm, Enhanced Meditation and BBE1
 
“A balanced breath affects all aspects of your physiology.”
Michael Grant White
 
“The quality of the blood depends largely upon its oxygenation in the lungs.”
Michael Grant White
 
“Man must have recognition; he cannot tolerate constant censure, for that is what more than any other stressor makes work frustrating and harmful.”
James Ruiz, ‎Don Hummer
 
“To remain healthy, man must have some goal, some purpose in life that he can respect and be proud to work for. Each person must work out a way to relieve his pent up energy without creating conflicts with his fellow men; and, if possible, to earn their breathingkit.htmwill and respect.”
D Sparks
 
“In most instances, diversion from one activity to another is more relaxing than complete rest.”
Michael Grant White
 
“To be a breathingkit.htm teacher, be a breathingkit.htm student.”
 
“Enthusiasm is the mainspring of the soul. Keep it wound up and you will never be without power to get what you actually need.”
Jerry D. Flack
 
“The breath can assist in compensating for energy and emotional swings due to stress and diet.”
Michael Grant White
 
“Avoid situations, acquaintances, associates who tend to hold you back.”
Michael Grant White
 
“All things and all circumstances must first be created on the mental plane.”
U.S. Anderson
 
“You must develop the ability to picture clearly in your mind whatever success you desire.”
Michael Grant White
 
“There is a tremendous force which lies in the science of thought repetition and positive action.”
Claude M. Bristol, ‎Harold Sherman
 
“Wisely forced into action, the lungs slowly rebuild themselves.”
Michael Grant White
 
“Positive thoughts attract; negative thoughts repel.” 
Michael Grant White
 
“Your body is a reflector of your thoughts.”
Dr. Candace Pert
 
“Remember: Every thought kept ever constant leads to action, and results follow.”
Claude M. Bristol, Harold Sherman
 
“Choose your thoughts wisely.”
Arnalisha
 
“You can increase the current of nerve force with the breath and send it to heal parts of your body.”
Michael Grant White
 
“Take the initiative in building friendships -- leaders always do!”
M.M. Khan
 
“Don't let ideas escape...write them down. “
Jim Rhon
 
“Don't be a conversation hog. Listen, win friends and learn.”
David J Schwartz
 
“Use ACTION to overcome fear and gain confidence.”
Michael Grant White
 
“Thinking will not overcome fear. ACTION will. Breathe deeply but in balance.”
Michael Grant White
 
“Give your dreams nurturing choices by acting consciously.” Michael Grant White
 
“Practice makes perfect...or permanent. Choose wisely.”
Michael Grant White
 
“Solve each problem as you meet it.” William Clement Stone 
 
“You are the product of your environment, so choose your environment wisely.”
William Clement Stone 
 
“When you share, the remainder multiplies and grows.”
Michael Grant White
 
“When love is something you give away, you end up having more”
Malvina Reynolds
 
“Every adversity has a seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.”
William Clement Stone 
 
"When the universe hands you a lemon, make lemonade.”
Dale Carnegie
 
“One of the highest compliments you can pay another person is simply to listen to them.”
Michael Grant White
 
“To be a person who is well balanced, you must be a person in whom ENTHUSIASM and SELF CONTROL are equalized!”
Napoleon Hill
 
“Enthusiasm is the vital quality that arouses you to action.”
Napoleon Hill
 
“Self control is the balance wheel that directs your action so that it will build up and not tear down.”
Napoleon Hill
 
“No man can control others unless he first controls himself.”
Napoleon Hill
 
“There are no failures -- only temporary defeats.”
Napoleon Hill
 
“No person achieves great success who is unwilling to make personal sacrifices.”
Michael Grant White
 
“If you want your dreams to come true, don't oversleep.”
Nicky Gumbel
 
“The smallest breathingkit.htm deed is better than the grandest intention.”
John Burroughs
 
“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.”
Janet Lane
 
“The best vitamin for making friends....B1. The 10 commandments are not multiple choice.”
Unknown
 
“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”
Marcus Aurelius
 
“Minds are like parachutes...they function only when open.”
Anonymous
 
“Ideas won't work unless YOU do.”
Anonymous
 
“One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.”
Michael Grant White
 
“One who lacks the courage to start has already finished.”
Anonymous
 
“The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge.”
Matthew 6:14-15
 
“Don't learn safety rules by accident.”
Anonymous
 
“We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.”
Eric Hoffer
 
“Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise.”
Anonymous
 
“A turtle makes progress when it sticks it's head out.”
Anonymous

“A friend walks in when everyone else walks out.”
Anonymous
 
“Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.”
Jordan Smith
 
“Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.”
Bhushan Manchanda
 
“When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.”
Sierra Hillbillies
 
“The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.”
Gloria Ware
 
“It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back!”
Stephanie Meyer
 
“Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.“
K.D Anderson
 
“It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.”
Khalil Gibran
 
“Don't go for looks; they can deceive.”
Jordan Smith
 
“Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.”
Gloria Ware
 
“There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real”
Charlie Brown
 
“Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.”
Munish Bansal
 
“Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.”
Bhushan Manchanda
 
“When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.”
Sierra Hillbillies
 
“Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.“
K.D. Anderson
 
“It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.”
Khalil Gibran
 
“Don't go for looks; they can deceive.”
Jordan Smith
 
“Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.”
Gloria Ware
 
“There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real!”
Charlie Brown
 
“Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.”
Munish Bansal
 
“May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.”
Anonymous
 
“Always put yourself in others' shoes.”
Rachel Grady
 
“If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too. “
Rachel Grady
 
“The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”
Anonymous
 
“Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.”
Michael Grant White
 
“Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear. “
Anonymous
 
“The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.”
Michael Grant White
 
“When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.“
Jordan Smith
 
“Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.”
Anonymous
 
21 RULES TO LIVE BY
“ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it..
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye..
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in Love at First Sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.  
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN! .. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'God bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
 NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it i n your voice.
TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.”
Debra Spurrier Morrison
Socrates Was One Of The Smartest People Who Ever Lived. Here Are 24 Out Of His Most Important Quotes That Everyone Needs To Read
Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Plato’s dialogues are among the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity.

Through his portrayal in Plato’s dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. The latter remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions is asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insight into the issue at hand. Plato’s Socrates also made important and lasting contributions to the field of epistemology, and the influence of his ideas and approach remains a strong foundation for much western philosophy that followed.

1. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

2. “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

3. “There is only one breathingkit.htm, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”

4. “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”

5. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

6. “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”

7. “By all means marry; if you get a breathingkit.htm wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”

8. “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”

9. “If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”

10. “Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

11. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”

12. “To find yourself, think for yourself.”

13. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

14. “Know thyself.”

15. “Let him who would move the world first move himself.”

16. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”

17. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

18. “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”

19. “Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.”

20. “understanding a question is half an answer”

21. “True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us”

22. “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”

23. “To be is to do”

24. “The mind is everything; what you think you become”

 A few chucklers

“I changed my password to "incorrect" so whenever I forget it the computer will say, "Your password is incorrect."
 
“Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.”
 
“I'm great at multi-tasking--I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.”
 
"When teaching Kapalabhati breathing:  If you begin to feel faint or dizzy, stop breathing and relax."

 
A restricted breath often manifests as restricted thought or action. mgw
 All of the contracted and unresolved patterns of our past are manifested now, in present time, and they can be touched, felt and transformed now, in present time, through conscious breathing.  Michael Sky, “Breathing”
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) in soda drinks depletes the oxygen supply; the lungs to have to work harder to eliminate or balance out the excess waste product and all cellular functions needing oxygen are adversely affected.  Basic Physiology
 "Cellular memories" are being quantified by the experiences of organ transplant recipients.  The recipient experiences memories of the donor.  Magazine article
Conscious breathing does not create contracted breathing.  It reveals it. Michael Sky  “Breathing”
Coronary heart disease is due to a lack of oxygen received by the heart.  Dr. Dean  Ornish, "Stress, Diet and Your Heart.”
 Deeper meditation cannot be expressed by language for as soon as we verbalize or
Conceptualize experiences, they become solidified and awareness stops.  Tartang
Tulku "Gesture of Balance"
 Changing the breathing patterns can alter emotional and physical states.  Wilhelm Reich
 Every disturbance of natural breathing is due to unconscious holding patterns or muscular tension. Alexander Lowen,  “The Spirituality of The Body.”
 
Gently forced into action, most lungs slowly rebuild themselves. Basic Physiology
 
Give your dreams nurturing choices by breathing consciously. mgw
 
If experience is the best teacher and we are not in touch with our feelings, how can we
Learn from our experience?  Mgw
 
If we are to be fully realized as human beings then we must feel life deeply at all
Times. Michael Sky, “Breathing”
 
If you don't know where you want to go you will probably wind up somewhere else. The Old Dutchman
 
Improper breathing is a common cause of ill health. Dr. Andrew Weil "Health and Healing.”
 
In Ayruveda, the ability of total deep relaxation is the most important precondition for curing any disorder.  Deepak Chopra "Quantum Healing"
 
Increase in the rate and depth of breathing typically loosens the psychological defenses
And leads to release and emergence of the unconscious (and super conscious) material
Stanislov Groff  "Adventures of Self Discovery"
 
Just a single thought is capable of changing the breathing pattern.  Ilsa Middendorf
 
Meditation in action is a billion times superior to meditation in stillness.  Hakuin
 
Meditation is easy - we complicate it. J. Krishmamurti. Meditations
 
Much of success in life stems from feeling your feelings, telling the truth, and keeping
Your agreements, Gay Hendricks, PhD
 
Nerve force contains much of its power in the breath. Yoga Sutras
 
Pleasant happy feelings seldom create problems.  Swami Rama
 
Positive energy itself becomes a cure and a self-healing process naturally takes place.
The physical blockages, which cause so many psychosomatic problems, begin to dissolve
And when the body becomes healthy, refreshed and cleansed of poisons, the mind
Also becomes clear and lucent.  Tartang Tulku, “”Gesture of Balance”
 
Quite often eating drinking a sweet or stimulant or smoking will give us a lift or
Take our mind off our troubles and when we do that we spontaneously take a deep
Breathe and feel better.  It is often the breath more than the substance that energizes and releases the tension and troubles. Mgw
 
Simplify self-esteem.  Take deep breaths often. Mgw
 
Smokers often smoke to energize.  Much of the energy created is from the intake of
Oxygen, not the cigarette, this is basic biochemistry.
 
Smoking gives the sensation of breathing without introducing much oxygen into the
Body, oxygen that might stir up painful feelings Alexander Lowen "The Spirituality
Of the Body"
 
Studies show that city air maybe three to four thousand times as polluted than sear
Air.  Nancy Appleton, "Lick the Sugar Habit"
 
The ancients called the Solar Plexus the "Abdominal Brain.”  Yoga Texts
 
The best way to avoid harmful stress is to select an environment (wife, boss, friends)
which are in line with your innate preferences, to find an activity which you
like and respect. Only thus can you eliminate the need for frustrating constant
Re-adaptation that is the major cause of distress Hans Selie, “Stress Without distress”
 
The breath can assist in compensating for energy swings due to stress and diet. Mgw
 
The breath cycle has three components. Inhalation, exhalation, pauses.  Mgw.
 
The link between what is perceived as separate body and mind is energy.  The
Source of that energy is the breath.  Yoga Sutras
 
The majority of complex carbohydrates are excreted as carbon dioxide through the
Lungs. Basic Physiology
 
The mind needs the proper flow of breath to function optimally.  Yogi Ramacharaka
 
The more long, slow deep breaths you take the longer you will live.  Paul Bragg, "Super Brain Breathing"
 
The more we breathe and make contact with our innermost feelings and learn to live joyfully in the present, the less we need be concerned about origins of deep seated problems of the past. Mgw
 
There is reason to believe that by working with breath, you can change your autonomic tone and affect many of the "involuntary functions.”  Andrew Weil, M.D. "Health and Healing.
 
The source of your "second wind" is your intention plus your breathing. Mgw
 
Those that experience a balanced breath develop an aversion to states of mind and
Body induced by narcotics, alcohol and sugars. Mgw 
 
To achieve peace of mind and fulfillment through self-expression most people need a
Commitment to work in the service of some cause that they can respect- Author unknown
 
To be is to do, Santayana; to do is to be, Sartre; do, be, do, be, do. Sinatra
 
To be completely absorbed in the moment, we become acutely perceptive, clear-headed
And very much alive.  This is a breathing meditation. Mgw
 
To our ordinary consciousness breathing only serves to maintain our body: but if we
Go beyond our mind, breathing can open up a completely new foundation for our life.
Ilsa Middendorf, “The Perceptible Breath”
 
What happens when you start to get excited?  Whole new possibilities open up.  An idea, a technique, an opportunity or a principle hits you smack in the middle of the face.  And if you have the courage to run with it, to take massive action then...Robert Middleton
 
What we must do is seek more compassion and understanding within ourselves, and
Thus attract to us those persons who embody a similar compassion and understanding.  Rev. Margaret Stortz, "Start living every day of your life.”
 
When the universe hands you a lemon, (take a big breath and) make lemonade."(Anon) italics mgw.
 
Without full awareness of breathing, there can be no development of meditative stability and understanding. Thich Nhat Hanh
 
You can change your mood with only a few minutes of balanced breathing. Mgw
 
You can increase the current of nerve force with the breath and send it to heal parts of
Your body Yogi Ramacharaka, The “Science of Breath”
 
You cannot achieve such breathing by merely understanding intellectually, the mechanism of breathing. Moshe Feldenkrais. "Awareness Through Movement"
 
You can use Conscious Breathing and Willingness in each and every moment to balance your energy, face a challenge, love yourself and others and release your creativity.  Sujata (Lois Hochenaur, Master Rebirther)
 
You can worship Shakti or Shiva. You can worship any deity.  Even three times each
Day.  But do not remain far from your inner self.  The Supreme Self encompasses all deities.  Convince yourself of this. "Lalleshwari.”  Rendered by Swami Muktananda. Translated by
Yogini Shri Malti Devi (Gurumayi) 
 
Your breathing and posture often reveal and guide your state of mind and emotions. Ilse Middendorf, “The Perceptible Breath”
 
Seek a balanced and swaying equilibrium. mgw
 
Your shoulder muscles can restrict your breathing. Your chest muscles can restrict
Your breathing and your ankle muscles can restrict your breathing. mgw
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