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Breathing Through the Whole Body: The Buddha's Instructions on Integrating Mind, Body, and Breath

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Explores the Buddha's own words on breathing meditation for healing, wholeness, and a deeper understanding of his teachings - Explains the complete series of steps in the Buddha's Satipatthana Sutta for refining awareness of the breath, from posture and center of gravity to extending breath awareness beyond the nostrils, lungs, and abdomen to the entire body - Shows that s ...more
Hardcover, 86 pages
Published 2012 by Inner Traditions International
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Tami
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to practicing formal meditation. Often, when individuals begin meditating, they are very dogmatic in their approach. They rigidly focus on form, sitting straight up and trying to attain the perfect half lotus.

In concentrating on form though, they often miss the real, deeper purpose of meditation. These surficial aspects are merely ways of getting past the physical so that one can soften fully into the practice. Some things cannot be forced, they h
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Alina Lazarescu
I was reading this book while I was at a meditation retreat with the author. So I was lucky enough to put into practice the wonderful wisdom that is in this book. I love Will's approach to meditation. It's so beautiful and profound. 8 days of continuos meditation seemed like a joyful walk in the park. no strain, no resistance. So profound. I recommend it to meditation lovers.
Cyberpayanee
Small book but has gems of practical points. I have not encountered such useful view in other works I have read. Will has a clear way of instructing. I am a beginer and helped much by the book.
David Neil Kinkead
Brilliant!!!

a poetic and easy to understand read. A direct pointing to who we are and how to return to just that. A very practical and useful book for ALL meditation practitioners. The suggestions in this book are a very valuable tool to keep with you in meditation.
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