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!

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

  1. “this meditation allowed me to re–connect back to myself, to my body, and to feeling again.” The Gentle Breath Meditation reconnects us to Divinity.

  2. What I love reading is about the many people’s experiences of the Gentle Breath Meditation. It is a great reminder that such a simple, yet powerful resource can affect us in similar ways. It helps me to appreciate those different angles or perspectives of how it affects them.

    This is an important and powerful statement, ‘The Gentle Breath Meditation’ has developed a deeper connection to me’. To me, this is saying each and everyone one us is capable of connecting to our selves, by stopping to breathe our own breathe, instead of breathing others.

  3. When we are truly settled within from the gentle breath meditation, it can be seen in the face, the eyes, the body and in the way a person breathes. It is unmistakable and we can see how a person is transformed just from a simple connection to self and letting go of all the outside pressures to be something else.

  4. When we get held in connection with ourselves, we get to experience what I call a time-warp – it is like time ceases to exist or that things are slowed down and that there is this immense moment that allows us to just be with what we are feeling and how to just observe all. This allows us to be more calm and settled and makes a huge impact on the rest of our day. A gift and a blessing to experience and to keep developing, all begun just from the gentle breath meditation.

    1. Henrietta, another a ha moment of an offering. It is so true about ‘time-warp’. I was recently sick and during that times I had no choice but to be in my own environment and breathe my own breath, and the days were long, but never drawn out. It felt that time had stood still, it was amazing to feel and observe.

      Now to bring this more often in the day and night…

  5. Absolutely gorgeous sharing Karen – thank you! I too can share that the Gentle breath certainly has helped me to step back from things not in a way to avoid them but rather in a way that allows space to observe rather than react and this is super valuable.

  6. With the Gentle Breath Meditation what I have found is it introduces a marker into the body for how I can live everyday, a quality I can access from within myself that feels very loving, warm and still. Because of that its led me to question a lot of my behaviours and how I am daily because these things can take me away from that lovely settled feeling of stillness within me. In that it’s been quite a life changing meditation, in fact it is really more a way of life. Most meditations are tools we give our power to which we use (or depend on) to fix a state we’ve got ourselves into, the Gentle Breath Meditation actually reconnects us to our true state of being, which can then be lived from, so as a meditation it restores our power – it’s a very big difference.

  7. Our breath is supper important and when it is felt as being at-least gentle our life start the most magical journey of return to our essences, and then deepening that connection brings an understanding of how we can appreciate that connection within our selves and then the appreciation of others without any judgement and thus this is enriching our lives evolutionary path.

  8. Introducing gentleness in my daily movements and practising the Gentle Breath Meditation makes a significant change in how I am with myself and with my body. Living now is no longer boring or hard, but an experience where I can feel a space within me that I forgot for so long. Living this way is a choice that makes my life, not necessarily always more easy, but very enriching.

  9. By breathing gently I’m realizing how willing my body is to restore its natural way of being. Once I start to choose this quality there is a loosening, a letting go of a tension that I was holding and I can feel, very clearly so, the aliveness of a gentle pulse within. Experiencing this is very yummy and very confirming about how precious we all are.

    1. Yes, the Gentle Breath Meditation is yummy, and confirms our delicateness, ‘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.’

  10. I’ve found the Gentle Breath Meditation has supported me to reconnect back to myself, to my inner heart and the stillness and love within. When I first started learning the Gentle Breath Meditation it was actually challenging for me, breathing gently sounds simple but that was the degree of stress and unease in my body and where my breath was, it was a reflection of how far away I was from myself and from living gently. I still use both the Gentle Breath Meditation and the Gentle Breath as part of my day as I go about my daily tasks, it’s been such an amazing support to help me stay connected to the true essence of myself and bring that into my life, instead of letting life take over and getting stressed, etc, by what I have to do. It’s also been a great tool to help me stay connected to my body and note the times I’m getting stressed as my breath really changes.

    1. Using the Gentle Breath Meditation, or consciously breathing gently throughout the day is an amazing support, ‘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.’

  11. The Gentle Breath Meditation is an incredible tool for anyone and everyone who wants a greater sense of who they are and a greater ability to stay steady in a turbulent ever-moving world.

  12. There is nothing more gorgeous than feeling a depth of stillness in your breath. I have found it to be very soothing and deeply settling whilst at times being extremely confronting as it highlights the quality one has been living with.

    1. Beautifully said Joshua, it is a feeling that is irreplaceable! And at the same time once felt, it is something that highlights all that is not of the same quality.

  13. The Gentle Breath Meditation is one of the best friends you can have as it is always there to support you wherever you are.

  14. I love using the Gentle Breath Meditation, I have found that it is a great way of bringing myself to a stop, to feel my body and feel the gentle reconnection.

  15. Everything becomes clear and simple once we choose being gentle with ourselves and our body. The Gentle Breath Meditation supports me to let go all what no longer supports me and to express more of who I am in the world. A powerful technique that can be practice everytime we breathe.

  16. Such an honouring and deeply beautiful sharing about how supported The Gentle Breath Meditation™ to feel you and your body again. Your words feels very alive and real Karen as brings me to feel me too. Thank you

    1. The Gentle Breath Meditation supports us to feel ourselves and our body, ‘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. ‘

  17. When we are out of order, that is, when our divine particles are placed in a way that cannot do anything for us, we can really go way off. When this happens, re-ordering ourselves is the only way. In that regard, it is truly amazing what the Gentle Breath Meditation can do for us.

  18. “I naturally want to take care of my health and my body with a loving responsibility…” – if this is what we become through connecting ourselves, it so simply exposes our disregard and loveless, wayward choices come from elsewhere when we are not being ourselves.

  19. The Gentle Breath Meditation made sense to me from the first time I was presented with it by Serge Benhayon. It was so simple but at the same time very profound as I could no longer deny the connection to myself that was possible, a connection I had looked for, for a very long time. And in that connection, or should I say re-connection, life and my place in it has made so much more sense than it has ever done.

    1. Thank you Ingrid for your sharing – and I too can say I experienced a similar thing with re-learning the gentle breath. It is something so truly natural for us all, and yet so powerful indeed to return to.

  20. This wonderfully supportive meditation is so simple, so powerful and very portable. You don’t have to be sitting cross legged on a mat with incense burning for it to make a difference to how you are feeling. A few gentle breaths can be taken anytime, any place and the reconnection back to your body can happen very quickly. Definitely a priceless tool for life.

  21. The Gentle Breath Meditation is such a profound and simple modality that supports us to reconnect back to our body, and from this connection we can bring such a beautiful quality and flow to our day.

  22. I studied most of yesterday and by the end of the day I could really feel how much I had taken my body for granted and had not paid nearly enough attention to my posture. A couple of times I felt particularly stiff and constricted and realised that my breath was also a bit constricted. So today when studying I intend to be more aware of my quality of breath and just observe if it has a correlation to how I am positioning myself and moving to see if it makes a difference.

  23. The Gentle Breath Meditation, is so simple and so gently powerful in bringing us back to who we are in our stillness, whilst allowing us to feel all that is going on in our bodies.

  24. How often do we take a moment through our day to feel our connection to ourselves, to our body, being and breath? Yet is this not the crux of living who we are, of really living? I know that I often craved for this feeling yet never had a tangible way of being able to access it. Enter Universal Medicine into my life and through the Gentle Breath Mediation I began to feel the truth of who I was and the delicious stillness that is always there, ready to connect to and be lived throughout my day, regardless of what I am doing. As a result, my quality of life has been enriched beyond measure.

  25. The Gentle Breath Meditation is truly an amazing meditation, it’s not an escape, relief or reprieve from the stresses of life, but a reconnection back to our essence meaning we can then live from that place of stillness within ourselves. This meditation has been an amazing support for me and I can now do the gentle breath as I move through life supporting me to stay connected, or to reconnect back to my essence when I get a bit lost.

  26. The Gentle Breath Meditation does many things at the same time: it orders us, it helps us to re-connect, it helps to let go, it creates space inside us. It also reveals the silent consequences of where are we regarding our way to stand in the world.

    1. That’s true Eduardo, each time I reconnect with the Gentle Breath I find my essence within has a natural harmony which is so supportive for the body, and it shows also how harsh not living connected to my essence is on my body.

  27. It is true that there is nothing to achieve through the Gentle Breath Meditation, it shows you this right from the start.

  28. Karen, wow it is amazing the effects that practicing the Gentle Breath Meditation has had on how you feel about yourself and how you are with others – very beautiful, what a powerful modality.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.’

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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…

  34. 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.

  35. Beautiful Karen, and so true The Gentle Breath Meditation completely change my life also. I recommend everyone give it a go for you cannot truly realise the power of this simple technique until you feel it for yourself. Here is a link if you want to try it for yourself http://www.unimedliving.com/meditation/free

  36. 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.

  37. 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?

    1. Thank you Nico, a great explanation of living from the body versus the mind. The body is universal and the mind is individual.

      1. And it is the mind that is the common ruler in our nowadays lives as we can see in the continuous rise in illness and disease and the more wayward behaviours than we have ever had before. And too we want to come away with that with clarifying from the mind that we are more advanced than ever before because we have tablets, mobile telephones, social media and so on. But with that we just bury the reality we have to face and that is that we are far more lost then ever before, just because we have walked away from that place our body is so strongly connected to and therefore so easily available too. Actually only a few breaths away if we make the choice to connect to it.

  38. 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 “

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

    1. That’s it Amita, the thing about the Gentle Breath Meditation is it’s not about the meditation, it’s actually about you. Once you reconnect to yourself enough with the support of the Gentle Breath Meditation you can then learn to stay connected and live the true essence of you in life, and the meditation is then not needed. Meditations in general are there to help you cope with life and are depended upon, whereas the Gentle Breath Meditation brings you back to you and life can be forever changed. This is very true of all Serge Benhayon’s work, everything is provided to reconnect you back to yourself and to your soul as a true self empowerment.

  43. 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.

    1. I love how everything about Universal Medicine keeps reminding me that it is about connecting deeply with my own innate divine essence, the love within me, and living that, and that there is nothing more powerful and special outside of me. The Gentle Breath Meditation is brilliant for coming to the truth of this for myself every time.

  44. 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.

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