One of the great gifts a life of yoga has given - for this I am eternally indebted - a deep and inquisitive relationship to breath. Conscious connection to breath aligns us to source, watching and feeling this beautiful relationship between the inhale and the exhale and everything in between, is at the heart of meditation and the vehicle for self expression. This relationship to breath is at its fullest at birth and at death, where being comes closest to consciousness, or during moments of fight or of flight, on the mat in relationship to posture or speaking and song. Breath, is often described as fuel to the voice, breath illuminates the voice. Breath transports filled with spirit, prana, light, oxygen, life force. Spiritus in Latin. Atman in sanskrit, transcendental individual self and Paramatma. When in union, breath transports the cry of the soul.