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Our Favorite Breathing Quotes

“What can we do but keep on breathing in and out, modest and willing, and in our places?” –Mary Oliver


“An instructor once told me that when there’s resistance in your body, it’s only because of the resistance in your mind. It’s about getting inside the pose. Being the breath.” –Lisa Bonet
“What art offers is space — a certain breathing room for the spirit.” –John Updike


“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am.” –Sylvia Plath


“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” –Thich Nhat Hanh


“He lives most life whoever breathes most air.” –Elizabeth Barrett Browning


“Sand lines my soul which is filled with the breath of the ocean.” –A.D. Posey


“Perhaps grief is not about empty, but full. The full breath of life that includes death. The completeness, the cycles, the depth, the richness, the process, the continuity and the treasure of the moment that is gone the second you are aware of it.” –Alysia Reiner


“It’s decidedly bizarre, when the worst thing happens and you find yourself still conscious, still breathing.” –Elisa Albert


“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