इदं पुरे चित्तमचारि चारिकं, येनिच्छकं यत्थकामं यथासुखं।
तदज्जहं निग्गहेस्सामि योनिसो, हत्थिप्पभिन्नं विय अङ्कुसग्गहो॥
This mind that wanders wherever it wishes, wherever it desires, wherever it sees pleasure, I will first make it steadfast.
I will train it thoroughly like a mahout with a goad, trains a wild elephant. - Dhammapada 326
Anapana is the first step in the practice of Vipassana meditation. Anapana means observation of natural, normal respiration, as it comes in and as it goes out.
Students at Bodhi are exposed to mindfulness and the benefits of connecting with oneself through dedicated Anapana sessions. This is the first step in the practice of Vipassana meditation. Anapana means observation of natural, normal respiration, as it comes in and as it goes out.
It focuses on 'mindfulness of breathing'.
Anapana provides a tool to deal with fears, anxieties, and pressures across all age groups. Besides helping to calm and concentrate the mind, Anapana helps people to understand themselves better and gives them an insight into the workings of their own minds. Because of its simplicity, the technique is easy to understand and practice. We at Bodhi follow the mini Anapana with students from grades 3 upward, first thing in the morning. Significant changes have been evident in the students.