general blather

What’s the source of this?

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.

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