At the end of my practice, and also at the end of my class, I like to close with something short, not a prayer, exactly, or a sermon, I hope. Just a thought.
Sometimes I say this.
I take refuge in the breath. Breath is all this, whatever there is, and all that ever will be. I take refuge in the breath.Chandogya Upanishad
I don’t know where that is in the Chandogya Upanishad. I took it from one of Richard Rosen’s Pranayama books, either The Yoga of Breath or Beyond Pranayama. I can’t even find it in either book.
I’d like to know both the citations. Anyone? Anyone?
By the way, both books are beautiful, clearly written and inspiring. Because I don’t have access to a regular Pranayama teacher, I’m not sure I would have gotten anywhere in my practice without these.