Added by on April 19, 2015

Why Focus On The Breath When You Meditate?Focusing on your breath can be a significant part of meditation. But why? What does it matter, and w




  • iuhsfiuyahfiuyahwiufqwhfq 5 years ago

    Everyone else is saying this but I just subbed because this message needs
    to be more popular and you do a good job representing it :)

  • Ernesto Haibi 5 years ago

    I’m going to plug your page on reddit.

  • Cedric Eveleigh 5 years ago

    I would’ve liked links that backup your claims about the physiological
    mechanisms that make deep breath calming.

  • tornados2111 5 years ago

    Hi. I’ve just discovered your channel and am finding it really helpful and
    I enjoy the lighthearted approach. However, I much prefer your videos when
    you are not constantly moving between cuts so that we can see your lovely
    eyes the whole time 😉 jk jk but it is really distracting sometimes and
    hard to focus when you are moving constantly! Keep up the good work

  • Kariyobinga 5 years ago

    This is the second time I just happened to stumble over one of your really
    great videos in a few days. You’re awesome, thank you for the clear and
    enlightening explanations/motivations

  • mmkeat 5 years ago

    holy crap, how do you have so few subscribers with such good content???

  • Rich Williams 5 years ago

    Good points. I’ve been meditating for two months now; to do my meditating,
    I’ve been focused on my breathing (or, at least, doing my best). This has
    been helping me by NOT letting my mind wander off on depressive or
    anxiety-causing tangents. (Mindfulness is also on my list of techniques to
    practice to help eliminate depression /anxiety… after all, how can I be
    depressed if I’m focused on what I’m doing?)

    Now, though, I’m looking into the benefits of different ways to meditate
    and what can be accompanied. I’ll take a look through your videos (and
    subscribe) to possibly achieve my goal. I’d like a meditation style that
    boosts my energy level or helps with socialability.

    I feel like I’m asking for some kind of pill, but, I’ve been thinking that
    meditation is only one letter off from medication, for good reason. 

  • czerniana 5 years ago

    I came here via a Reddit post. I just wanted to say that your video was
    clear and to the point and exactly the answer people look for when asking
    this question. I’ve heard many different answers but this has been
    probably the clearest.

  • stevebiko2k 5 years ago

    wow, nice. Subscribed.

  • Kernel of Wisdom Mindfulness 5 years ago

    For those (like Cedric) looking for more information on the effects of deep
    breathing on vagus nerve stimulation and stress reduction, here are a few
    articles that may help:

    ACADEMIC JOURNAL: “Sudarshan Kriya Yogic Breathing in the Treatment of
    Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: Part I—Neurophysiologic Model”:–clinical_applications_and_guidelines/links/00b7d529e8590648c4000000.pdf

    ACADEMIC JOURNAL: “Respiratory Effects on Experimental Heat Pain and
    Cardiac Activity”:;jsessionid=344B64C445E4F109B944D65017B1BE2C.f02t04?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false

    NEWS ARTICLE: “Wall Street Journal – Breathing for Your Better Health”:

    NEWS ARTICLE: “Simple Trick to Relieve Stress: Vagus Nerve Stimulation”:



    I know not everyone can buy academic journals or is as familiar with
    assessing research so I also included periodicals and website options,
    though the academic research is consistent.

  • neolyaful 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed to hear only the topic-related information, not the
    gallons of water as it usually happens 😀 Short and concrete. Thanks.
    However, could you please make subtitles for your videos? As English is not
    my native language, it’s pretty difficult to hear everything clearly ;(

  • asdrofllmao 5 years ago

    Subscribed, good stuff. Looking forward to more videos.

  • Seth Gilluly 5 years ago

    I’ve been meditating for 5 years, and I teach English in a foreign
    country… is that enough to get your number?

  • Warren McDaniel 5 years ago

    Could you create a video on dealing with numbness in legs while meditating
    or other painful sensations? Another great video, btw.

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