Breath and Spirit Surrender to God

Q. All this relaxing and "allowing the breath" is very nice. But is it prayer?
A. Practising body awareness or allowing oneself to be breathed are not prayer in themselves -- but then neither is the recitation of prayers, or even reading a passage of Scripture. Real prayer involves opening up your heart and surrendering yourself to God and his loving plans for you. If "allowing the breath" leads you deeper into this kind of relationship with God, then it is certainly prayer.