Nathan Glyde has been practicing and studying meditation since 1997, and sharing teachings on retreats since 2007. In 2004 he co-founded SanghaSeva whose retreats emphasise wisdom and compassion in ecological and humanitarian service.
Using imaginal feeling to breath in ways beyond an anatomical understanding is easier, and more natural, than it sounds.
We can attune to the breath as a movement of energy, which can enliven and relieve body tension. We can still the heart-mind and resolve the body contraction, while cultivating an unshakeable attentiveness.
In this way we bring nourishment and a sense of greater aliveness with the in breath expansion, as well as letting be and relaxation on the out breath release.