Breathing: Tibetan Posture + Breath 4 . 30 . 19

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Posture and Breath Techniques in the Tibetan Tradition

– Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

In the Tibetan Buddhist teachings, the element of air and the breath are tied together through the word lung (Tib., rlung), which is embedded with several layers of meaning. Lung describes not only the breath, the movement of air we call wind, and the basic atmosphere around us, but it has the additional meaning of “wind energy.”

    We may think of the breath as something that is simply related to the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide and that keeps us alive. However, wind energy not only supports our ordinary bodily systems but also quite literally drives our emotions. Thus, it is more than simply the experience of inhalation and exhalation. Wind energy is also the physical rush of energy that accompanies all of our feelings…

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