20 Inspirational Quotes About Breathing for a Calmer Day

20 Inspirational Quotes About Breathing for a Calmer Day

Keep these quotes handy if your day gets stressful or you just need a short break to be more mindful:

  1. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” —Oprah Winfrey
  2. “Learn how to exhale, the inhale will take care of itself.” —Carla Melucci Ardito
  3. “When the breath is unsteady, all is unsteady; when the breath is still; all is still. Control the breath carefully. Inhalation gives strength and a controlled body; retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity; exhalation purifies body and spirit.” —Goraksasathakam
  4. “The ability to breathe is a gift. Wake up grateful each day for that gift.” —Johnny Lung
  5. “Conscious breathing heightens awareness and deepens relaxation.” —Dan Brule
  6. “Deep breathing brings deep thinking and shallow breathing brings shallow thinking.” —Elsie Lincoln Benedict
  7. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
  8. “Breathing control gives man strength, vitality, inspiration, and magic powers.” —Zhuangzi
  9. “Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.” —Ashley Purdy 
  10. “When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” —Unknown
  11. “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
  12. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.” —Dalai Lama
  13. “Bliss begins with the breath. We breathe in and accept all that is new. We breathe out, and release all that has passed.” – Sara Wiseman
  14. “When the breath wanders the mind is unsteady, but when the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still.”—Hatha Yoga Pradipika, 500-year-old yogic text 
  15. “One conscious breath in and out is meditation.” —Eckhart Tolle
  16. “You cannot breathe deeply and worry at the same time. Breathe. Let worry go. Breathe. Allow love and intuition in.” —Sonia Choquette
  17. “Breath is life. We should pay as much attention to it as any other aspect of beingness.” —Swami Nostradamus Virato
  18. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am.” —Sylvia Plath
  19. “Regulate the breathing, and thereby control the mind.” —B.K.S. Iyengar
  20. “Remember, as long as you are breathing it’s never too late to start a new beginning.” —Author Unknown

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