Talks and Meditations
December 27, 2021, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness of Breath

Watching the natural movement of the breath

In this meditation, we explore the natural movements of the breath, observing the feelings and the sensations in the body, in and around the inhale and exhale. When our minds get distracted, we simply come back to watching the breath. 

Mindfulness is practiced when we notice our attention has gone elsewhere, and we bring ourselves back, without judgement, to our anchor – the homebase of our choice in the body. When we start to feel a little foggy, we can also practice bringing some clarity, awakeness and energy to our practice. 

Essentially, it’s like an alternate workout: we are either taming the busy mind or waking the foggy, dull mind. 

One of the great benefits of practice is developing a sense of intimacy with the sensations in the body, the signals that come with the breath – Anne quotes one of her teachers who always says: 

‘The breath is the language of the nervous system.’ 

This is a recording of a live meditation that Anne gave on Zoom to members of the Mindfulness Meditation Geneva MeetUp group. 

These free practices are offered three times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays. You can book to attend via Calendly.