Keep your eyes open and the back straight. These help to keep one grounded in the body. The breath should serve as an anchor to one's attention, what one is focused on, instead of getting lost in ideas, images, feelings, and other mental content, or sensory impressions. When the breath is not perceived, just go back to it, that's why mindfulness is important. The first goal of breath awareness is calm, stable, clear, and aware mind. The two main hindrances of torpor and agitation should not be allowed to take over. The feeling that can be relied upon is the serenity of joyful peace resulting from the relaxation of body and mind.