It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
I'm practicing Anapanasati and i don't put my mindfulness on the rim of the nose where the air touches, anyway i am practicing the 1st tetrad, and i am doing my best to be mindful of knowing when i'm breathing in long and out long, in short and out short, and every in breath and out breath is new, and feels normal, there is a rough breath and a smooth breath, and different types of breath and i try to be mindful of all that, but i get to a point say after maybe after 40 minutes or so of being really mindful, and my breath changes into something different, my breath starts to bounce up and down and it feels like it is elastic,
like a rubber band, and it no longer feels like a separate in breath and out breath, and it doesn't change to short or long anymore but is consistent in a certain length, the in the in breath and out breath turn into what feels like a one single breath, this type of breath is really easy to stay mindful of when this happens, i don't even have to try to be mindful of it that much, then after a little while as continued to put mindfulness on it, i felt tranquilized in body, i felt a pleasure in my body.
is that bouncy elastic type of breath what the Buddha meant when he said experiencing the whole breath i shall breath in and experiencing the whole breath i shall breath out? And if so, does that mean when i felt pleasure in my body mean that i was tranquilizing the bodily formation and was practicing the first 4 steps in the first tetrad correctly and completely?