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What Are Psychic Breathing Techniques In Yoga?



    With the exception of the Yogic Rhythmic Breathing instructions, the majority of the exercises deal with the physical plane of effort, which, while important in and of itself, is also regarded by the Yogis as providing a substantial foundation for efforts on the psychic and spiritual planes

     

    • Do not, however, dismiss or dismiss the physical aspect of the issue, for a healthy body is required to sustain a sound intellect, and the body is also the temple of the Ego, the lamp in which the Spirit's light shines. 
    • Everything has its place, and everything is excellent in its place. The matured man is one who understands the importance of body, mind, and spirit and gives each its due. 
    • Neglecting either is a mistake that must be corrected sooner or later; it is a debt that must be paid back with interest. 

     

    • The Psychic part of the Yogi Science of Breath, is presented as a series of exercises, each with its own explanation. 
    • You'll note that rhythmic breathing is coupled by instructions to "carry the notion" of certain desired outcomes in each exercise. 
    • This mental attitude provides a clear path for the Will to exert its power. 
    • I can't go into detail on the power of the will in this work, so I’ll assume you already know something about it. 
    • If you're new to the topic, you'll discover that doing the exercises will give you a lot better understanding than any amount of theoretical instruction, since, as the ancient Hindu saying goes, "He who eats a grain of mustard seed understands more of its flavor than he who sees an elephant load of it." 

     

    1. GENERAL YOGIC PSYCHIC BREATHING INSTRUCTIONS. 

     

    The Yogic Rhythmic Breath, is the foundation of all Yogic Psychic Breathing. 

    • To minimize unnecessary repetition in the next exercises, I will simply state, "Breathe Rhythmically," and then offer instructions for using the psychic force, or directed Will power, in conjunction with the rhythmic breath vibrations. 
    • After a little practice, you will notice that after the first rhythmic breath, you will no longer need to count since your mind will have grasped the concept of time and rhythm and you will be able to breathe rhythmically practically effortlessly. 
    • This will cleanse the mind so that the psychic vibrations may be sent in the direction of the Will.

     

     

    2. DISTRIBUTION OF PRANA 

     

    • Breathe rhythmically while lying flat on the floor or in bed, totally relaxed, with hands gently resting over the Solar Plexus (over the pit of the stomach, where the ribs begin to separate). 
    • Each inhalation will draw in an increasing amount of prana or vital energy from the Universal supply, which will be taken up by the nervous system and stored in the Solar Plexus after the rhythm is completely established. 
    • Will that the prana, or vital energy, is distributed throughout the body, to every organ and part; every muscle, cell, and atom; every nerve, artery, and vein; from the top of your head to the soles of your feet; invigorating, strengthening, and stimulating every nerve; recharging every nerve center; sending energy, force, and strength throughout the system. 
    • Try to imagine the inrushing prana flowing in from the lungs and being immediately taken up by the Solar Plexus, then being transmitted to all areas of the system, down to the finger tips and down to the toes, while exercising the will. It is not essential to exert effort in order to employ the Will. 
    • All that is required is demanding that thing you intend to generate and then visualizing it in your mind. Calm command with a mental image is considerably superior than coercive willingness, which only wastes force. 
    • The preceding workout is quite beneficial, as it considerably refreshes and develops the nervous system while also providing a relaxing sensation throughout the body. It's particularly useful if you're fatigued or haven't had much energy lately. 

     

     

    3. PAIN REDUCTION. 

     

    • Breathe rhythmically while lying down or sitting upright, with the concept that you are breathing prana. 
    • Then, when you exhale, direct the prana to the hurting area to restore circulation and nerve current. 
    • Then inhale additional prana in order to expel the painful situation; then exhale while keeping the concept that you are extinguishing the agony. 
    • Alternate the two mental instructions above, stimulating the portion with one exhale and driving away the discomfort with the next. 
    • Continue for seven breaths, then practice the Cleansing Breath and take a few moments to relax. 
    • Then do it again until you feel better, which should be soon. 
    • Before the seven breaths are completed, many aches will be eased. 
    • You may get faster improvements if you put your palm over the hurting area. 
    • Send a prana current down your arm and into the sore area. 

     

     

    4. CIRCULATION DIRECTION. 

     

    • Breathe regularly when lying down or sitting upright, and direct circulation to any portion of your body that may be suffering from poor circulation using exhalations. 
    • This is useful in situations of chilly feet or headaches, since blood is directed downward in both circumstances, warming the feet in the first instance and easing pressure on the brain in the second. 
    • If you have a headache, start with the Pain Inhibiting and then send the blood downhill. 
    • As the circulation flows downhill, you will notice a warm sensation in your legs. 
    • The will is mostly in charge of circulation, and regular breathing makes the job simpler. 

     

     

    5. SELF-HEALING 

     

    • Breathe regularly and urge that a good supply of prana be inhaled while lying down in a relaxed position. 
    • Send the prana to the afflicted region with the breath in order to stimulate it. 
    • Exhale every now and again with the mental demand that the unhealthy state be driven out and gone. 
    • In this exercise, pass your hands down your body from your head to the problem area. 
    • Hold the mental picture of prana flowing down the arm and via the finger tips into the body, reaching the injured portion and mending it whenever you use your hands to cure yourself or others. 
    • Of course, I can only offer broad guidance in this article without going into depth about the many types of sickness, but a little practice of the preceding exercise, slightly modified to match the circumstances, can provide excellent benefits. 
    • Some Yogis practice the technique of placing both hands on the affected part and breathing rhythmically while visualizing themselves pumping prana into the diseased organ or part, stimulating it and driving out diseased conditions, much like pumping dirty water out of a bucket and filling it with fresh water. 
    • If the mental picture of the pump is clearly retained, with the inhale indicating the raising of the pump handle and the exhale indicating real pumping, this final approach is quite successful. 

     

     

    6. ASSISTING OTHERS IN HEALING THEMSELVES. 

     

    I are unable to discuss the psychological healing of sickness by prana in depth in this article since it is irrelevant to its objective. However, I can and will provide you with easy, straightforward guidelines that will allow you to accomplish a great deal of good in the lives of others. 

     

    The essential point to remember is that you may absorb a significant quantity of prana and also transmit it into the body of another person, boosting weakening areas and organs and imparting health and driving away unhealthy conditions by using rhythmic breathing and regulated mind. 

     

    • To feel the inflow of prana and the power going down your arms and out of your finger tips into the body of the patient, you must first learn to construct such a vivid mental picture of the desired situation. 
    • Breathe regularly for a few minutes until the rhythm is well established, then lay your hands on the patient's afflicted portion of the body, allowing them to rest gently over the portion. 
    • Then, using the "pumping" technique mentioned in the last exercise (Self-Healing), fill the patient with prana until the sick state is gone. 
    • Raise your hands and "flick" your fingers every now and then, as if you were trying to get rid of the sickness. 
    • It's a good idea to do this on occasion and to wash your hands afterward, since you could pick up a trace of the patient's unhealthy state. 
    • After the treatment, repeat the Cleansing Breath many times. 
    • Allow the prana to flood into the patient in a constant stream throughout the therapy, allowing yourself to be nothing more than the pumping apparatus that connects the patient to the global source of prana and allows it to flow freely through you. 
    • You don't need to move your hands hard, just enough to allow the prana to flow freely to the damaged areas. 
    • Rhythmic breathing must be repeated often during the therapy to maintain the rhythm and allow the prana to flow freely. 
    • It is preferable to put the hands on bare skin, but if this is not feasible or desirable, put them over clothes. 
    • During the therapy, vary the aforementioned procedure by caressing the body gently and softly with the finger tips, keeping the fingers slightly parted. 
    • This is really relaxing for the patient. In long-standing situations, giving the mental command in words, such as "get out, get out," or "be strong, be strong," as the case may be, might help you exercise the will more forcefully and to the point. 

     

    Use your own judgment and inventiveness to adapt these instructions to the demands of the situation. I’ve given you the broad ideas, which you may put to use in a variety of ways. 

     

    • If properly studied and executed, the following seemingly simple instruction will allow one to do all that the top "magnetic healers" can, despite the fact that their "systems" are more or less clunky and sophisticated. 
    • They are misusing prana and mislabeling it as "magnetism." 
    • They might treble their efficiency if they combined rhythmic breathing with their "magnetic" therapy

     

     

    7. REMOTE HEALING. 

     

    Prana colored by the sender's thinking may be projected to others who are willing to accept it at a distance, and therapeutic work may be done in this manner. 

    This is the key of "absent healing," which has received a lot of attention in recent years in the Western world. 

    The healer's thought sends out and colors the sender's prana, which then flashes across space and lodges in the patient's mental system. 

    It is invisible, and like Marconi waves, it goes past barriers on its way to the individual who is tuned in to hear it. To treat people at a distance, you must first create a mental picture of them and then feel yourself in rapport with them. 

     

    This is a psychic technique that relies on the healer's mental pictures. 

    When rapport is developed, it manifests as a feeling of closeness. 

    That's basically all I have to say about it. It can be learned with a little practice, and some people will succeed on their first try. 

     

    • "I am giving you a source of vital energy or strength, which will revitalize you and cure you," say mentally to the distant patient after rapport has been established. 
    • Then imagine the prana leaving your consciousness with each rhythmic breath exhale, traveling across space in one moment, and reaching and curing the sufferer. 
    • It is not required to schedule treatments at certain times, but you may do so if you choose. 
    • As he anticipates and opens himself up to your psychic power, the patient's receptive state attunes him to accept your vibrations anytime you send them. 
    • Allow him to put himself in a calm and receptive state if you agree on hours. 
    • The major underlying premise of the Western world's "absent treatment" is as follows. With a little effort, you can accomplish these things as well as the most well-known healers.

     

     

    8. PROJECTION OF THOUGHTS. 

     

    Thoughts may be projected via the final technique (Distant Healing), and others will experience the effects of the thoughts sent out, with the caveat that no bad idea can ever harm someone whose thoughts are good. 

     

    • Good thoughts are always positive in comparison to bad ones, and terrible ideas are always negative in comparison to good ones. 
    • However, by sending thought waves to another in this manner and charging the prana with the message he desires to express, one might pique another's curiosity and attention. 
    • If you want another's affection and compassion and have feelings for him, you may give him such thoughts with impact, as long as your motivations are clean. 
    • Never, however, try to influence someone to his detriment, or from impure or selfish motivations, since such ideas will only resurface and damage the sender, while the innocent person will be unaffected. 
    • When utilized properly, psychic power is OK; but, be wary of "black magic" or inappropriate and unholy applications of it, since such efforts are like to playing with a dynamo, and the person trying such things will very certainly be punished by the act itself. 
    • However, no one with impure objectives ever achieves a high level of psychic strength, and a pure heart and intellect are impenetrable to incorrect psychic strength. 

     

    • Nothing can harm you if you keep yourself pure. 

     

     

    9. THE FORMATION OF AN AURA. 

     

    If you are ever in the company of people of a low mental order and feel depressed by their thoughts, breathe rhythmically a few times to generate additional prana, and then surround yourself with an egg-shaped thought aura using the mental image method to protect yourself from the gross thought and disturbing influences of others. 

     

     

    10. RECHARGING YOUR PERSONAL ENERGY.

     

    If you feel that your vital energy is running short and you need to replenish it fast, the ideal option is to put your feet together (side by side, of course) and lock the fingers of both hands in whichever manner seems most comfortable. 

    This effectively shuts the circuit and stops prana from escaping via the extremities. After that, breathe rhythmically a few times to experience the recharging effect. 

     

     

    11. RECHARGING  OTHERS 

     

    • You may help a buddy who is lacking in energy by sitting in front of him with your toes touching his and his hands in yours. 
    • Then both of you breathe regularly, with you establishing the mental picture of giving prana into his system and him keeping the mental picture of receiving it. 
    • People with little vitality or a passive will should be cautious about who they perform this experiment on, since the prana of someone with wicked ambitions will be colored by that person's thoughts, giving him a brief advantage over the weaker person. 
    • However, by closing the circuit (as previously described) and taking a few rhythmic breaths, ending with the Cleansing Breath, the latter may easily erase such effects. 

     

     

    12. CHARGING WATER. 

     

    By breathing regularly and holding the glass of water by the bottom with the left hand, then collecting the fingers of the right hand and gently shaking them over the water, as though shaking droplets of water off of your finger tips into the glass, water may be charged with prana. 

     

    • It is also necessary to hold the mental picture of the prana being transmitted into the water. 
    • Water that has been charged in this way is proven to be stimulating to weak or unwell people, especially when a healing thought is associated with the mental picture of the prana transfer. 
    • The same warning that was offered in the last exercise applies to this one, however the risk is somewhat diminished. 

     

     

    13. LEARNING MENTAL SKILLS. 

     

    Not only can the mind be directed by the will to govern the body, but the controlling will may also be used to train and nurture the mind itself. 

     

    This, which the Western world refers to as "Mental Science," etc., has proven to the Western world elements of the Yogi's long-held truth. 

    • The simple calm demand of the Will works wonders in this regard, but the impact is substantially enhanced when the mental exercise is combined with rhythmic breathing. 
    • Holding the right mental picture of what is sought during rhythmic breathing might help you develop desirable attributes. 
    • This method may be used to gain desirable attributes such as poise and self-control, as well as greater power. 
    • By nurturing the opposing attributes, undesirable attributes may be eradicated. 

     

    The Yogi Rhythmic Breath may be utilized with any or all of the "Mental Science" exercises, "treatments," and "affirmations." 

     

    The activity that follows is an excellent general one for acquiring and developing excellent mental abilities. 

    1. Lie down in a passive position or sit up straight. 
    2. Imagine yourself as possessing the traits you want to grow, and demand that your mind nurture them.
    3. Breathe in a steady pace while maintaining the mental image. 
    4. Carry the mental image with you as much as possible, and make every effort to live up to the ideal you've created. 
    5. You'll see that you're steadily approaching your goal. 

    The Yogi Rhythmic Breathing supports the mind in developing new combinations, and the Western student will find the Yogi Rhythmic Breathing a valuable ally in his "Mental Science" efforts. 

     

     

    14. LEARNING PHYSICAL SKILLS. 

     

    Physical characteristics may be gained using the same techniques as those used to obtain mental characteristics. Of course, I don't imply that small men can be grown tall, or that severed limbs can be restored, or that other miracles can be performed. 

    However, the expression of the countenance may be altered, and bravery and overall physical attributes may be enhanced by Will control and rhythmic breathing. 

    • As a man thinks, he looks, acts, walks, sits, and so on. 
    • Better thinking will result in improved appearance and behavior. 

     

    To grow any area of the body, focus your attention on it while breathing regularly and visualizing an increased quantity of prana, or nerve power, being sent to the area, enhancing its vitality and development. 

    This approach may be used to any portion of the body that needs to be developed. In their workouts, many Western athletes employ a variation of this strategy. 

    • Students who have followed our directions up this far will have no trouble applying Yogi ideas to the above activity. 
    • The main guideline for this exercise is the same as it was for the last one (Acquiring Mental Qualities). 

     

     

    15. MANAGEMENT OF EMOTIONS. 

     

    Fear, Worry, Anxiety, Hate, Anger, Jealousy, Envy, Melancholy, Excitement, Grief, and other negative emotions are susceptible to Will control, and rhythmic breathing performed when the pupil is "willing" allows the Will to work more smoothly in such instances. 

     

    • The Yogi pupils have found the following practice to be the most beneficial, albeit the experienced Yogi has little need for it since he has long ago grown spiritually above these unpleasant mental traits.
    • The Yogi student, on the other hand, finds the activity to be quite beneficial to him as he develops. Breathe rhythmically while focusing your concentration on the Solar Plexus and mentally commanding it to "Get Out." 
    • Send the mental order firmly just as you start to exhale, and visualize the unwanted feelings being transported away by the expelled air. 
    • Rep seven times more, ending with the Cleansing Breath, and see how you feel. 
    • The mental order must be issued "in earnest," since anything less than that will not suffice.

     

     

    16. TRANSMUTATION OF REPRODUCTIVE ENERGY. 

     

    The Yogis are well knowledgeable on how to utilize and misuse the reproductive principle in both men and women. 

    Some clues of this esoteric information have leaked out and been utilized by Western authors on the topic, and this has resulted in a great deal of good. 

     

    I can only touch on the issue here, so I’ll present a practical breathing practice that will help the learner to transform reproductive energy into vitality for the whole system, rather than waste it in lusty indulgences in or out of married relationships. 

     

    • The reproductive energy is creative energy, and it may be absorbed by the system and transformed into strength and vigor, serving the aim of regeneration rather than creation. 
    • If young men in the Western world grasped these core concepts, they would spare themselves a lot of pain and anguish in the long run, and they would be cognitively, morally, and physically stronger.
    • Those who practice this conversion of reproductive energy get a lot of energy. 
    • They will be filled with a tremendous amount of life power, which will radiate from them and appear as "personal magnetism." 
    • The energy that has been transmuted may now be channeled into new channels and put to good use. 
    • As its mission is to produce, nature has concentrated one of its most potent expressions of prana into reproductive energy. 
    • The most important vitality is concentrated in the tiniest of spaces. The reproductive organism is the most powerful store battery in animal existence, and its force may be sucked upward and employed, as well as used in normal reproductive tasks or squandered in chaotic desire.

     

    I can just mention the aforementioned facts without trying to prove them since the bulk of our pupils are familiar with regeneration ideas. 

     

    • It's a basic Yogi activity for transforming reproductive energy. 
    • It is simple to do and is combined with rhythmic breathing. 
    • It may be done at any time, but it is most beneficial when one feels the impulse the strongest, since this is when the reproductive energy manifests and is most readily transmuted for restorative reasons. 

     

    The following is the exercise: 

     

    1. Keep your attention focused on the concept of Energy rather than on regular sexual ideas or fantasies. If these ideas enter your head, don't be dismayed; instead, see them as expressions of a power that you want to use to improve your body and mind. 
    2. Fix your thoughts on pulling the reproductive energy upward to the Solar Plexus, where it will be transmuted and stored as a reserve source of vital energy, whether you're lying down or sitting up. 
    3. Then breathe rhythmically, seeing the reproductive energy being drawn up with each inhale. 
    4. Make a command of the Will that the energy be pulled upward from the reproductive organization to the Solar Plexus with each breath. 
    5. You will be aware of the upward flow of the energy and experience its energizing influence if the rhythm is properly established and the mental picture is clear. 
    6. By providing the mental command and keeping the mental picture of the transmission to the brain, you may pull mental force up to the brain instead of the Solar Plexus, resulting in an increase in mental power. 
    7. Following the aforementioned practice, drawing up the energy with the breath and sending it out with the expiration, the man or woman undertaking mental creative work, or physically creative labor, will be able to utilize this creative energy in their job. 
    8. Only the bits of the work that are required will be passed into the job being done in this final kind of exercise, with the remainder being stored in the Solar Plexus.
    9. You'll notice that it's not the reproductive fluids that are brought up and employed, but rather the etheric pranic energy that animates the latter, the reproductive organism's "soul." 
    10. During the transmuting exercise, it is common to allow the head to tilt forward freely and organically. 

     

     

    17. BRAIN STIMULATION

     

    The Yogis have found the following practice to be very effective in boosting brain activity in order to produce clear thinking and reasoning. 

     

    It has a fantastic impact on cleansing the brain and neurological system, and individuals who work with their minds will find it particularly beneficial, both in terms of helping them to perform better work and as a method of rejuvenating and cleaning the mind after long periods of mental labor. 

     

    1. Sit in an upright position with your spine straight and your eyes well to the front, your hands resting on the top portion of your thighs. 
    2. Breathe regularly, but instead of inhaling through both nostrils as in normal workouts, seal the left nostril with your thumb and inhale through the right. 
    3. Remove your thumb and shut your right nostril with your finger before exhaling through your left nose. Inhale through the left nostril without moving your fingers, then exhale through the right nostril without moving your fingers. 
    4. Then, alternating nostrils as above, inhale through right and exhale through left, and so on, shutting the unused nostril with the thumb or fingers. 

     

    This is one of the most ancient kinds of Yogi breathing, and it is quite significant and helpful, and it is well worth learning. 

    However, Yogis find it humorous because this practice is often promoted as the "Whole Secret" of Yogi Breathing in the Western world. 

    "Yogi Breathing" conjures up images of a Hindu sitting upright, alternating nostrils in the process of breathing in the imaginations of many Western readers. "It's just this and nothing else." 

     

     

     

    18. THE GRAND PSYCHIC BREATH OF THE  YOGI. 

     

    The Yogis have a favorite kind of psychic breathing that they practice on occasion, and it has been given a Sanskrit name that is roughly identical to the above. 

    I’ve put it last since it demands work on the student's part in the areas of rhythmic breathing and mental visualization, which he's already mastered via the previous exercises. 

    "Blessed is the Yogi who can breathe through his bones," says an ancient Hindu proverb, sums up the main concepts of the Grand Breath. 

    The pupil will emerge from this practice with every bone, muscle, neuron, cell, tissue, organ, and part electrified and attuned by the prana and the rhythm of the breath. 

     

    It's a system-wide cleansing, and those who do it correctly will feel as if they've been given a brand-new body, from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes. 

     

    1. Lie down in a comfortable, relaxed posture. 

    2. Breathe in a rhythmic pattern until the rhythm is perfect. 

    3. Then, as you inhale and exhale, imagine the breath being drawn up through the bones of the legs and then forced out through them; then through the bones of the arms; then through the top of the skull; then through the stomach; then through the reproductive region; then upward and downward along the spinal column; and finally as if the breath were being inhaled. 

    4. Then, utilizing the mental image from the preceding exercises, send the stream of prana to the Seven Vital Centres, one by one, as follows: 

        1. To the temples. 
        2. To the nape of the neck. 
        3. To the very bottom of the brain. 
        4. To the Solar Plexus.
        5. To the Sacramental Area (lower part of the spine). 
        6. To the area around the navel. 
        7. To the area of reproduction. 
        8. Sweep the prana stream from head to feet multiple times to complete the exercise. 

    5. Finally, take a cleansing breath.

     

     

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    Yoga Nidra and Better Rest



    Resting with greater efficiency. Most individuals believe that relaxing is as simple as lying down and closing their eyes. Except for scientists, no one truly understands what relaxing entails. You are exhausted so you go to bed and assume that is relaxation. 

    You will never be calm unless you are free of muscular, mental, and emotional stress. Despite an outward appearance of happiness, most individuals are always tense. 

    • They gnaw their nails, itch their heads, touch their chins, and tap their feet on a regular basis. 
    • They may also walk restlessly, chat obsessively, be irritable all of the time, or chain smoke. People act in this way because they are unaware of their own internal conflict. 
    • They may appear to be at ease, but a closer examination reveals that they are not. 

    Thoughts and fears reverberate in the head even when sleeping, leaving the stressed person weary. The underlying tensions of the body, emotions, and mind must be released in order to fully rest. Then comes the true state of relaxation. 

    Yoga nidra is a scientifically proven approach for releasing these tensions. 


    Yoga nidra is a more efficient and effective kind of rest and renewal for the mind and body than traditional sleep. Those who incorporate this strategy into their regular routine see significant improvements in their sleeping patterns. 

    A yoga nidra session's thorough methodical relaxation is similar to hours of regular sleep without consciousness. 

    One hour of yoga nidra is equivalent to four hours of traditional sleep. 

    This is one of the keys of many great yogis' past and current superhuman efficiency and energy, which has allowed them to do so much in such a short period. 


    In truth, yoga nidra's ability to sleep and dream deliberately is an evolutionary process that has been used by many extraordinary people throughout history, opening the path for greater creativity and success. 


    Officers of Napoleon, the 17th century French general and emperor, have said that he possessed an inexhaustible and never-ending reservoir of energy and creativity. 

    He would give over leadership to a subordinate in the midst of a pitched battle, just when the outcome was in doubt, and leave orders that he was not to be disturbed for twenty minutes under any circumstances. 

    He would then go to his tent and lie down on an immense bearskin to do yoga nidra. His loud, regular snores would emerge in seconds, mixing with the frenzied noises of war. 

    He would remount his horse exactly twenty minutes later, renewed, revitalized, and motivated, and eventually lead the French army to a resounding victory.


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    Yoga Nidra and Relaxation



    Relaxation is a skill that can be learned. The world's way of life has altered dramatically in the last hundred years or more. The social system, as well as other systems, are no longer the same as they were in the past. At all levels, this has resulted in a dispersion of human energy. 


    In every field of existence, man's thinking has lost the point of balance and harmony. We are so preoccupied with material existence that we are completely unaware of what is going on around us. 

    Diseases have popped out with novel dimensions, expressions, and symptoms in the previous century or so, and this has peaked in the previous few decades. 

    Medical technology has put a stop to the past's major plagues, but we are now facing a new pandemic of stress-related ailments brought on by our failure to adjust to the fast-paced modern world. 

    Tensions in the body and psyche cause psychosomatic ailments as diabetes, hypertension, migraine, asthma, ulcers, digestive disorders, and skin problems. 

    Cancer and heart disease, which are the major causes of mortality in affluent nations, are also linked to stress. Modern medical research has attempted to address these issues in a variety of ways, but to be honest, they have failed to provide man with the required health. 

    This is because the true source of the problem is man's shifting values, as well as his style of thinking and feeling. 


    How can you expect to feel peace in your body and mind when energy is dissipated and aspirations are dispersed? 

    Today's world issue is not hunger, poverty, drugs, or the threat of war. It's all about tension, hypertension, and utter stress. 

    You can manage your difficulties in life if you know how to relieve stress, and you can regulate your emotions, rage, and passions if you can balance your tensions. Heart disease, high blood pressure, leukemia, and angina pectoris may all be managed.


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    Yoga Nidra and 3 Types of Tensions



    The tensions are three-fold. 


    You develop tensions whether you think too much or don't think at all. You acquire stresses whether you labor physically or not at all. 

    You acquire stresses whether you sleep too much or not enough. You acquire stresses whether you eat a high-protein, high-carbohydrate, or vegetarian diet. 


    Tensions build up in the many levels of a person's psyche. 

    They build up in the nervous, muscular, and emotional systems. With a broad lens, we deal with tension difficulties in yoga. We understand that when the mind is anxious, the stomach is stiff as well. When the stomach is tight, the entire circulatory system becomes stiff as well. 

    It's a never-ending cycle of occurrences. As a result, one of the primary concerns of yoga is tension release. Individual psychological tensions contribute to communal psychological tensions, which can show in miserable family life, societal turmoil and disorder, and aggressiveness and violence between communities and nations. 

    Religions have failed to provide individual peace of mind. Law, police, militaries, and governments have all failed to bring people together. 


    All of the yogic scripture emphasize categorically that tranquility can only be found inside, never outside. 

    As a result, if we want to make the world a better place, we must first learn to relax and harmonize our own bodies and minds. 


    Yogic philosophy, like contemporary psychology, identifies three main forms of stress that are at the root of all modern-day woes. These tripartite tensions can be gradually resolved by the disciplined practice of yoga nidra. 


    1. Muscle tensions are linked to the neurological system, as well as endocrine abnormalities. 
      1. The deep physical relaxation achieved in the state of yoga nidra readily removes them. 
    2. Emotional tensions, such as love-hate, profit-loss, success-failure, happiness-unhappiness, are more difficult to resolve. 
      1. This is due to our inability to freely and honestly communicate our feelings. 
      2. We often refuse to acknowledge them, so they are suppressed, and the ensuing tensions grow deeper and deeper. 
      3. These tensions cannot be relieved via normal sleep or relaxation. 
      4. Yoga nidra, for example, may calm the entire emotional structure of the mind. 
    3. Excessive mental activity results in mental stress. 
      1. The mind is a vortex of delusions, misunderstandings, and oscillations. 
      2. The mental body accumulates the events that our awareness registers throughout our lives. 
      3. These erupt from time to time, altering our body, cognition, behavior, and response. 
      4. When we are unhappy, angry, or frustrated, we frequently assign our mental state to an external reason. 
      5. However, the fundamental reason of man's aberrant behavior is the accumulation of mental stress. 
      6. Yoga nidra is a relaxation technique that allows us to go deep into the regions of our subconscious minds, releasing and calming mental tensions and restoring balance to all aspects of our being.


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