"Breathing is like a thin thread that can become strong and powerful and be an excellent tool to help us handle situations that otherwise could seem impossible. "
Think about the many times you've heard someone say "Now just take a couple of deep breaths and relax." Well, it really works! Yogic breathing is like sending a fax to your nervous system with the message to relax.
"For him, breathing is like the steering wheel of a car."
"Discovering core breathing is like having had a PC for years and suddenly discovering "right click." There it is; you've never thought about it; and discovering it makes your use of the machine so much more efficient."
"It takes courage to live a unique life, an inspired life. It requires that you turn to your own inner truth. That inner truth can be reflected and expressed through every breath you take. Breathing is like a language: the language of the soul.."
"Breathing is like taking 25 minutes a day to re-establish my zero. Things change to some degree every day in my life. When I do my breathing it lets me calm down enough to assess my person and maybe relieves just a little bit of those otherwise influential factors. "
"Mindful breathing is like a loving mother holding her sick baby in her arms saying, "Don't worry, I'll take good care of you, just rest. "
"Breathing Passages are like booby traps. Hairs and cilia trap the pathogens, and sneezing pushes them out of the body."
"Breathing passages are like tunnels because they let air in and out."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.