The Gentle Breath Meditation™ – How It has Supported Me to Feel Again

I was introduced to the Gentle Breath Meditation™ through a friend. I noticed a clear change in how he looked in his face, and his body was more at ease: I asked him what he had been doing and he said the Gentle Breath Meditation™.

Inspired by the changes I saw in my friend, I decided to go and see what it was all about by attending regular meetings where the Gentle Breath Meditation™ was held. I found this meditation allowed me to re–connect back to myself, to my body, and to feeling again.

In the past I had felt uneasiness in my body and felt uncomfortable but did not know why. The more I made the Gentle Breath Meditation™ a part of my daily life, the more I realised that I was going through life holding onto and not dealing with my unexpressed feelings and emotions.

I did not know how to truly care for and support myself in the world. I followed suit with family and friends, looking to them for guidance, thinking they may know the answers.

I felt there was always something missing in me, and there was… I was missing a connection to myself.

I found the Gentle Breath Meditation™ to be a simple and beautiful technique that held me in my body with a connection to myself, with a moment to stop and breathe and to feel what is going on inside me. When I breathed in gently through my nose, I could feel my body let go, I felt a place in me that felt at ease, an opening of quietness and stillness and I felt a space of freedom from all my woes.

All else did not matter while doing this meditation – nothing to pull me into thinking, going anywhere or doing anything. I have found a loving way to connect back to myself and my body that I can incorporate into my daily life at any time. It can be for a few minutes or more / longer, depending on how I feel.

I have realised through the Gentle Breath Meditation™ I can be another way, where I am more honest, accepting, allowing, and surrendering of what is going on in my life, how I perceive things and want things to be in the world, and that I have a choice to self-care and make self-loving choices – like being gentle with myself instead of being hard and self-critical.

It has given me the time and space to stop and question myself, to reflect on how I have been in my day, what I have been doing, and look at what I need to change. Or let go of behaviours or emotions that no longer support me and hold me back from being more of who I am.

The Gentle Breath Meditation™ has developed a deeper connection to me, where I naturally want to take care of my health and my body with a loving responsibility to address all areas in my life now. It has allowed me to develop deeply caring and loving connections with my husband, my family and the people I meet. It has opened my eyes to see the world with love and an understanding of myself.

Inspired by truthful and loving words of Serge Benhayon

By Karen Cooper, Assistant in Nursing, Aged Care, Home & Community, Gold Coast QLD

Further Reading:
What Is the Gentle Breath Meditation™?
Gentle Breath Meditation: the Warmest Embrace comes from Within
Meditation – And No More Numb Legs!

650 thoughts on “The Gentle Breath Meditation™ – How It has Supported Me to Feel Again

  1. The gentle breath meditation supports me to stop and feel the quality that I’ve been living in – everything I’ve been living up to that moment. It’s not like I can switch off how I’ve been living and suddenly get all calm because it’s ‘meditation time’ and I’ve got my eyes closed. With this there’s a greater sense of awareness of how the idea of compartmentalising life just doesn’t work and isn’t true – how we are in one moment affects how we are in the next, and so how we are in one area affects how we are in another.

    1. I like that Suse, and you are right, the Gentle Breath Meditation® is from heaven, send to us as a tool to free ourselves form the torturing mind that wants to keep hold over the body instead of the other way round the body leading life and in that using the mind in its true way.

  2. When I was first introduced to the Gentle Breath, about 10 years ago, I could feel what a simple yet powerful tool it would be as a support in life. Every day since I have practiced this technique and the beneficial changes to my life have been deep and far reaching. I no longer react to situations like I would have done in the past, I take more loving care of myself and how I interact with life and others and overall I live in harmony both with myself and all that is around me.

  3. Being the master of our own breath, how it enters and leaves the body, is a great and very important stepping stone to becoming more aware of how we move the body and what affect that has on our overall wellbeing.

  4. The transformational power of the Gentle Breath Meditation is clearly extraordinary. Who would have thought that something so simple could have such a profound affect on so many areas of our lives. It is amazing how detrimental disconnection from ourselves can be but gorgeous to know how easy it is to reverse it.

    1. Great point – even though we may have lived with a deep level of disconnection to ourselves, the connection is always there and never turns off, no matter how hard we might have tried to bury or extinguish it.

  5. I have also found a new understanding of myself through the Gentle Breath Meditation, letting go of an anxiousness to feel more at ease within myself and a natural flow and presence to my movements. Respecting and looking after my body builds a deeper awareness and natural joy and feeling how my body supports me back the more caring and nurturing I am.

  6. ‘I felt there was always something missing in me, and there was… I was missing a connection to myself.’- yes I can relate to this 100%. When I first practiced the Gentle Breath Meditation I realised this feeling, quality, connection was what I had been in search for my entire life. In fact when in connection to my stillness within, I could feel the timelessness of who we are in essence, and so began my journey of discovering the richness of living from who I am within. Not only was this a turning point in my life but it allowed me to develop a deeply self-loving relationship with myself, my essence and my body. Living in this way, to the best of my ability, is what continues to guide me through my living day as my marker of truth, with me wherever I am and whatever I do.

  7. What a great simple meditation that can be done anywhere, anytime. Within seconds of breathing this way you feel more settled and able to view the world with different eyes. I remember doing the meditation for the first time and wanting to fall asleep, again within seconds even though I thought I wasn’t tired. This meditation has been a real support to me over the years and with so many people now turning or using meditation as the answer or a key this is the only one I use. You don’t need to shut yourself off from the world, have a special room or pose to do it. This truly is a meditation for our modern times.

  8. “I felt there was always something missing in me, and there was… I was missing a connection to myself.” This was a feeling that I felt most of my life, my sense was that there was something wrong with me. But was only when I started to really connect with myself did I feel that connection and who I truly was in life.

  9. In the past I had felt uneasiness in my body and felt uncomfortable but did not know why. The more I made the Gentle Breath Meditation™ a part of my daily life, the more I realised that I was going through life holding onto and not dealing with my unexpressed feelings and emotions. This was my experience too, I got to feel how very small I had made myself and thus how very small my world had become.

  10. The technique of it is very simple and straightforward, but the impact it has on my body, feelings, mood and how I relate to others and life situations is huge. I don’t feel I’ve fully appreciated how supportive this technique is but reading this again was great to stop and reflect on how supportive it has been in my life.

  11. How wonderful to have been able to use such a simple technique and find profound consequences. Dedication to re-connecting is so very worth it. “It has opened my eyes to see the world with love and an understanding of myself.”

  12. There are so many beautiful testimonies on the power of the Gentle Breath Meditation – we are so blessed to have been given this amazing and truly healing modality.

  13. I agree Karen, the Gentle Breath Meditation allows us to reconnect to the stillness within ourselves, and feel the true spaciousness inside us so that we are able to let go of the false configuration we hold and express from relying on a belief that we need to harden ourselves to feel safe and protected.

  14. I once worked out that I had spent over 13,000 hours meditating before I also happened upon the gentle breath meditation… That’s over a year and a half! And it was not until I experienced the gentle breath meditation that I really truly, and for the first time entered the doorway of the connection with the divine that is innate within every human, within all of us, and it is built in.

  15. The beautiful thing about the Gentle Breath meditation is that I can’t fool myself, or check out while doing it. When I choose to practice it, I always come back to myself.

  16. Karen I can so relate to what you share, I too was missing the connection with myself and was looking for it outside of me, thinking others had the missing ingredient, But when I came to connecting with the Gentle Breath Meditation it all started to change for me, I started to feel more of me and who I am as person. I became more in my body and felt a beautiful joy.

  17. Karen thankyou, this is also how the Gentle Breath Meditation has been for me, supporting me to stay connected to myself, and centred and still so that I can participate in life without feeling so overwhelmed or in reaction to it all. It has had a profound effect on reducing my stress and anxiety levels, and because of its simplicity I can use the gentle breath technique on daily life as I go about my activities.

  18. I have also found the Gentle Breath Meditation enabled me to reconnect and get to know my inner-self and to start to feel again, something that I had been avoiding for most of my life by living from my head. Building true care and a gentleness to my body has brought a steadiness and deeper awareness that supports me to connect to the truth of what I am feeling in my body and to re-engaging with life through choosing to stay connected with myself.

  19. The Gentle Breath Meditation is an invaluable tool in supporting us to reconnect to ourselves and live from there. It is available any time, any place and is only a choice away to start breathing our own breath and feel the stillness that we can instantly drop into.

  20. What I love about Gentle Breath meditation is that it is actually all about when we are not meditating. During the meditation, I cannot but feel how I have been living, how racy I have been, how I might have chosen harshness and tightness etc., and the connection I would eventually feel is to be lived after I open my eyes at the end. It is all about living.

  21. The Gentle Breath Meditation gives me a stop moment or two in my day – to be used any time anywhere. As you say Karen “I have realised through the Gentle Breath Meditation™ I can be another way, where I am more honest, accepting, allowing, and surrendering of what is going on in my life, how I perceive things and want things to be in the world, and that I have a choice to self-care and make self-loving choices “

  22. Actually my body knows the way while my minds thinks it knows the way. You can say ‘so what’, is there any difference? Yes, it actually makes a big difference as I only could start to experience after having chosen for the Gentle breath Meditation®. My body knows as it is connected to the All, the bigger plan that is the Universe. Living in adherence to this plan makes the body relax as it exactly knows how to be in any situation. Compared to live from the mind, that, because it lives disconnected from this All, is always looking outside for how to be in life and in that enforces the body to live in a way that does not correspond to the Universal laws, resulting in tensioning of the body that leads finally to illness and disease we all know so well as being a ‘normal’ part of living a human life. But now I want to ask you, is illness and disease normal if we look to the bigger picture?

  23. I have to appreciate the wonderful stop moment the Gentle Breath Meditation provides for me, any time I choose to do it. Its a real gift to myself and has helped me stop lots of the rushing around that used to lead to anxiety and stress.

  24. Isn’t that what most of us spend years searching for; connection with ourselves….. I have tried many new age things in the past, and all of them took me further away from myself, and in fact just buried my stuff deeper, that was until I began the gentle breath meditation which I did every morning for 5 or 10 mins, and was greatly supportive in connecting back to my body.

  25. The greatest, most loving and most supportive lifelong gift we could ever give to our children, is to share and practice the Gentle Breath Meditation with them.

  26. This is a very powerfully titled blog. The fact that this modality allowed you the space to accept and feel what you are feeling is HUGE! I can’t help but wonder how the world would be if everyone did 5 minutes of Gentle Breath Meditation each day…

  27. Seeing the changes in people from practicing the Gentle Breath Meditation and implementing the many teachings, techniques and practical advice given by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine into one’s daily life is the living example of the life enhancing quality they bring.

  28. The Gentle Breath Meditation is such a powerful tool to connect us back to the breath of God, reminding us that we are a part of that divine breath.

  29. This is beautiful Karen, no wonder so many love this meditation, ‘I have realised through the Gentle Breath Meditation™ I can be another way, where I am more honest, accepting, allowing, and surrendering of what is going on in my life, how I perceive things and want things to be in the world, and that I have a choice to self-care and make self-loving choices – like being gentle with myself instead of being hard and self-critical.’

  30. Disconnection from ourselves is surely the biggest issue we face. It results in not knowing how we truly feel, not knowing who we are, not trusting ourselves or backing ourselves, poor choices in life, our karma, and all our ills and woes personally and collectively. Thanks to the Gentle Breath Meditation, the start of the journey back is but a breath away.

  31. “All else did not matter while doing this meditation – nothing to pull me into thinking, going anywhere or doing anything.” A great point Karen, I felt the same way too, an ease and spaciousness opened up within my body that felt like coming to a true rest, and feeling the true me, something I had never felt before in the way I was living pushing and hardening my body trying to cope through life and seeking for something to identity with outside myself.

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