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Interesting Mediation Techniques…

The technique I’ll be teaching is breath meditation. It’s a good topic no matter what your religious
background. As my teacher once said, the breath doesn’t belong to Buddhism or Christianity or anyone at
all. It’s common property that anyone can meditate on.

At the same time, of all the meditation topics there are, it’s probably the most beneficial to the body,
for when we’re dealing with the breath, we’re dealing not only with the air coming in and out of the lungs,
but also with all the feelings of energy that course throughout the body with each breath.
If you can learn to become sensitive to these feelings, and let them flow smoothly and unobstructed, you
can help the body function more easily, and give the mind a handle for dealing with pain.