J0rrit wrote:ok. But there has to be some active focus of your awareness on the breath, right ?
You can simply become aware of it by choosing to advert to it; notice that throughout the anapanasati instructions, it's a known feature at first, and later lies alongside the other features of the training.
On another forum a lot of people (among them a Monastic) told me to not actively focus anywhere and to not choose the meditation object at any time. Instead, just do nothing at wait till everything but the breath has been let go of, and therefore, is gone from your awareness.
This doesn't seem to align with satipatthana/anapanasati instructions, as far as I'm aware; the focus isn't a laser onto the breath, but a relaxation away from a calm awareness of the breath until, using that as a guideline, one lets go of progressively more and more refined & subtle involvements, from which it is in the nature of things that jhana factor momenta come to be cultivated.