We become connected with our bodies during meditation.
Like the ebb and flow of the tide, with each inhale and exhale our cleansing breath centers and soothes us.
As we breathe deeply, our blood is oxygenated and our brains are enriched.
The levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, are reduced, and neurotransmitters in the brain increase the hormone serotonin which calms and relaxes us.
Breath is a koan: both a resting place and enlivening.Anne Lamott