by Friends of Godwin
Allow the body to breathe naturally. If you try to breathe with some particular part of your body, that is not allowing the body to breathe naturally.
It is very important to learn to allow the body to breathe naturally. Then when the body is breathing naturally you’re just being conscious of the breathing, that is all. It is like when we are doing walking meditation, we just allow the body to walk and we are just being aware of walking. We don’t try to walk in a different way. So in meditation it is very important to learn to be natural, not to interfere with the natural process of what is happening when we are meditating whether it is walking, breathing or whatever.