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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Om Or Aum in World Scriptures


In the world's scriptures and spoken tongues, the sound and the word Om or Aum is Omnipresnt:


  • Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains utilize the sign AUM, whereas Sikhs and all varieties of Hinduism, including Brahmins, Vaishnavites, Shaivites, Tantrics, and Yogis, utilize the sound AUM. 
  • To ask Allah and to end their prayers, Moslems say the AUM as 0M-IM (Amin). AUM-EN (Amen) is used similarly by Christians. 
  • A sign from God is known as an OM-en (omen) in all faiths, while leaving God out of your life is known as OM-it (omission). 
  • He is OM-nipotent (omnipotent), Ovl-niscient (omniscient), all-light, dazzling, effulgent, allknowing, and OM-compitent as a supreme God (omcompitent). OMnific (oninific), all-creating; 0Mnifarious (omnifarious) in all things; OM-nigenous (omnigenous), all types and species; He is OMnipresent (omnipresent), far and near, ubiquitous, continuously encountered with: He is 0M-nivorous, meaning he eats everything, even himself; OM-phalic means he eats everything (4.,mphalos). 
  • He is the Yoni's Lingam, the Center, the Circle, the Hub of the Universes. 
  • As Hindus, we believe in "OM-theism," as described by the Oxford Dictionary. Westerners mistakenly believe that Hindus are polytheists (believe in many Gods) or Pantheists (believe in all Gods), but the Hindu believes that the All, Pan, must be 0M, hence OM-theism. 


As SANSKPIT OM cannot be glibly referred to as the "All," Hinduism is a living experience rather than a belief or religion, as is often assumed. 


  • The OM is mentioned in the early Vedas in terms of Cosmology, and in the Brahmanas, it is spoken in terms of mystical, even magical rituals. 
  • The OM is described in the Upanishads in terms of idealistic monism. 
  • The OM is associated with Bhakti, mystical love and devotion in Vaishnavism, and non-dualityAdvaita in Shaivism. 
  • The feminine creative power—Shakti, the Mother of the Universe—is described as OM in Hindu Tantra. 
  • Buddhists explain OM in terms of psychology or meditation experiences. 
  • OM is a symbol in Buddhist Tantra for the transformation of the Cyclo Cosmic Forces and Cyclo Phenomena produced in the mind into the Light of Transcendental Knowledge, Ptajna. 
  • The OM is explained by Jains in terms of biology and evolutionary biology. 
  • OM, according to the Yogi, is a state of experiencing Sahaja, which is a state beyond Asamaprainata, the Nirvikalpa Samadhi. 
  • The Sahaja Samadhi is an undifferentiated state of Cosmic Existence, a condition of Enstatic Consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - How does Madhyam Pranayama Work?



Follow these steps to perform Madhyam Pranayama:


 1. Place one hand on the upper chest below, the collar bone, the clavicle, to control the high superior lobes of the lungs. Deeply inhale and exhale, raising the hand with the heaving of the breath. Allow the breath to perform the "heaving," rather than becoming "muscular." 

2. After three to six rounds of this kind of breathing, put your hands on your lower sides or hips, allowing your armpits to arc out from your body. Concentrate on the side high lobes such that breathing causes the lobes beneath the armpits to expand. In this posture, do three to six rounds of deep breathing. 

3 Raise your arms over your shoulders and put your palms on the rear upper region of your lungs.



Concentrate the attention on the upper back lobes for three to six rounds while breathing deeply. Because it is not a natural component of the autonomic breathing function, the high or clavicular breath that fills the apical regions of the lungs needs conscious mental control. 

Only a small percentage of individuals breathe correctly in these upper lobes, which accounts for the sad number of asthmatic and sinus type breathers. 


The flow of air and Prana into the upper chest region is controlled by Adhyam Pranayama. 


  • The Prana that flows through this region regulates many types of breathing problems, as well as numerous allergens that afflict the bad breather. 
  • Because the bronchial tubes that feed air to the upper lobes are at a lower location, these lobes are often partially loaded with stale, leftover air that can only be cleared by continuous, mindful Adhyam Pranayama. 

To open up the cells of the lungs that are not usually utilized, a conscious effort should be made to perform this Pranayama for at least six minutes each day. 


  • Dyspnoea, or difficulty breathing, will be relieved almost immediately, and with the intentional practice of all three types of Vibliaga Pranayama, breathing problems will be a thing of the past. 
  • If the Vajra Asana is too difficult to maintain for the entire six minutes, a basic cross-legged sitting posture called Sukha Asana may be substituted. 
  • In the Shava Asana, or Corpse Pose, this Pranayama should also be practiced. 


All three types of Vibhaga Pranayama, or Lobular Breathing, should be included in a Yoga practice. Each region should be practiced for up to six minutes.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Yoga As A Means Of Achieving Spiritual Unity





Many people nowadays recognize the need of spiritual unity on a personal, national, and global level. It is self-evident that the world need unity, since division exists on a personal, inter-personal, national, and worldwide level. 


Even yet, many people are now attempting to achieve spiritual oneness in their own unique manner, using a variety of techniques, and the cry to Oneness can be heard everywhere. 

We must acknowledge that we have arrived at a point in history when the concept of Oneness may be articulated, even accepted; but, this oneness, or Oneness, must be genuinely spiritual, not the kind proposed by politicians, economics, or global leaders from different nations and strong faiths. 


Everyone wants "one world, one government, one political unity, one religion, one monetary unit, one language, even the 'one sex' of the Hippy Generation"...but everyone wants their own "one world"; their own "one government," their own "one political party," their own "one religion," their own "one monetary unit,".


  • Each incorporates his own temperament, weakness, and flaws into his system of oneness, but declares it to be the "one path" to personal liberation, political independence, economic salvation, or a "new way of life." 
  • The Messianic complex of people, organizations, and countries has evolved into a "Holy Cause" to support national liberation and freedom-fighting wars, or to convert the world to a new "religion." 
  • The vanity of the "selfless," even those who claim the highest level of humility, is unfathomable.
  •  This era will be remembered in the future as the Age of Unitive Uderstanding, just as the eighteenth century was known as the Age of the Industrial Revolution, the nineteenth century as the Age of Science, and the twentieth century as the Age of Reason. 
  • Those of us who are on the edge of this era will be midwives for the nascent Age of Enlightenment, which will bring spiritual oneness to the person, country, and planet. Material sciences have increased rather than decreased man's necessities. 


Psychiatry in the public eye has been forced to acknowledge defeat. Religion is concerned with gods who have died or are dying. 

  • Is it possible for failure to lead to success? 
  • Is it possible for death to bring about life? 
  • Is it possible for a rotting tree to provide excellent fruit? 

These aren't just rhetorical inquiries. Because man is a spirit, he must worship in spirit and truth. He must perceive the God he worships, in whatever form he worships, via spiritual truth. 


If the word "spirit" is regarded all-inclusive of the global phenomena that vie see as "light," spiritual awareness may be used in daily life. 

The religious holy man of the past has made way for the modern age's "wholly" man. 

We have been blessed in India with "holy" and "wholly" men among our Yogis from the beginning. 


The word "Yoga" connotes spiritual oneness at all levels of body awareness and bodily processes, with the emotional drive under mental control, developing via man's greatest spiritual component into the Supreme Unity, which is called Yoga. "Yoga" literally means "spiritual union," which refers to living a holistic, integrated existence. 


  • Yoga is a condition of spiritual oneness in which a person's life of thought and action is completely in tune with his source or origin. The phrase originates from the Sanskrit word "yuj," which means "to connect" or "to yoke together," or "to connect as one," implying a spiritual oneness that results in action harmony. 
  • Yoga is not solely an Indian path, despite being protected by Hinduism for millennia. 
  • It is a universal philosophy that is rapidly gaining popularity in the West as it draws the inquisitive, scientific, and philosophical mind that seeks the reason for Being rather than just solutions to problems. 
  • Yoga is neither an art form, a science, a philosophy, or a psychology. It is a wholistic approach toward living a unitive existence, neither a "ism" or a "ology." 
  • Yoga is very spiritual in nature, since the goal is a very personal, individual discovery of the Self's true nature via conscious realization of that independent, self-existing, self-originating, effulgent divinity that lies at the heart of both man and the Universe in which he lives. 
  • Untruth, violence, and devastation are all around us; in fact, we are in the middle of confusion, violence, and devastation, even from organizations that profess to be sincerely committed. Yoga has piqued curiosity. 


Let us examine this "challenge to our thinking" a bit more thoroughly if there is a need for clarification of what this freedom implies in the fields of religion, philosophy, politics, or at a national or worldwide level. 


  • Three great cosmic Principles are at work in all things, flowing through the life of the ordinary man, both externally and internally: unity, harmony, and understanding. 
  • The Universe is a single entity. It knows everything. In awareness, it is balanced, resulting in harmony. It is critical that these experiences enter the individual's sphere of consciousness, and that a deliberate effort be made to recreate these experiences in his day-to-day existence. 
  • At the human level, the adversaries of these Cosmic Principles are all aberrations of the same Cosmic Principles. It is unavoidable that we do not see clearly. This is not a new state. 


In SHODHASHAKA PRAKARANA, a renowned ancient writer Haribhadra described conditions that he predicted would lead to society's degradation, if not collapse. He has shown himself to be a reliable prophet. 


  1. He claims that inertia, or Khcda, may draw man away from active development, allowing individuals, even large groups of people, to claim that "nothing can be done" while their leaders and rulers crush them and others beneath the yoke of tyranny in their frenzy for power and status. 
  2. Udwcga, apprehension, and Kshepa, apprehension, would follow. Fears and anxieties are so common that it's difficult to find someone who isn't affected by them. 

  • The order of the day is uncertainty, even about the next breath. Uttathaana symbolizes the world's diversions as we overlook humanity's ruin and the end of civilization, which looms big on the horizon. 
  • It is also clear that these diversions are luring the young of this and other countries away from the spiritual life. 
  • The order of the day is anyayud. Anyayud is a magnet for the unwanted, particularly when morals and ethics are in need of reinforcement and spiritual development is critical. 

  • Sanga is our connection to the world's sensual pleasures as well as our desire to acquire the world's goods and goods. 
  • When we seek higher thinking or strive to raise our awareness, these are the millstones on our necks. Rik's mental instability had reached new heights. 
  • More doctors and mental institutions are needed in this country, as well as others, to care for people suffering from the circumstances produced by the same illusory world they wanted to own. 

  • Mranti, or memory loss, is so common that we are lucky to be able to function at all. 
  • Our very lives are on the line. Our whole life is at stake, and those of us who are interested in Yoga have no option but to devote our lives to this united method of lifting and choosing spiritual liberation.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - How Do Mudras Work?



Mudras' Neuro-mechanics:


  • The casual spectator or newcomer to Yoga may be tempted to think that the beauty of the gesture, or the strength of the esthete, is what summons the Devatta, the Deva, and the Devis, or that the whole process is purely symbolic. 
  • The opposite could not be farther from the truth. The Mudra does regulate mind-brain processes and activities inside the neurological system by connecting different sympathetic and pars-sympathetic nerve terminals, which has a solid foundation for acceptance. 
  • The division of the human nervous system into afflex 13 and reflex systems is accepted in neurology. Afferent or sensory responses, as well as efferent or motor responses, are carried via the afflex. The reflex system functions similarly to a high-voltage electrical system's grounding wire. 
  • The human body may be divided into ten different sections in Yoga, five on each side of a median that runs from the top of the head to the base of the spine, ending in each of the toes and fingers. 
  • The body is split into 10 Pranic regions, each governed by one of five main Pranic flows, which control the head, chest, belly, pelvis, and extremities. 
  • Within particular nerve regions, five lesser Pranas are more quietly at work. 

The real purpose of Pranayama is to regulate the ten flows of Prana Vayu and the Prana Vahaka nerve impulses that travel via the Pancha Kosha's Nadis or nerves. 


  • The particular nerves (as in Jnana Mudra) are linked in a closed nerve circuit when the fingers of the hands are joined together in the Hastha Mudra. 
  • An open nerve circuit is represented by the fingers that are not in use. 
  • The cranial nerve circuits of the head and the upper half of the body in the pnetimogastric or vagus system are linked when the hands are joined together (as in the Namaskara Mudra). 
  • The vagus nerves and the facial nerves are brought together in a closed circuit when the hands are aligned on the face (as in Yoni Mudra). 
  • The vagus system is closed circuited with the cerebro-spinal nerves when the hands and feet are joined (as in Yoga Mudra). 
  • When a position like Parva Asana, also known as the Past Posture, is performed, all of the body's nerve systems are pushed into a frenzy of activity. 
  • The Yogi does Parva Asana to glimpse into his previous incarnations and recall previous incarnations. Purva Janma Mudra or Parva Mudra are other names for it. 



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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - A Yogi's Way Of Saying A Prayer And Giving Thanks Before Eating



When the Yogi eats, he eats in a certain way. This is not only a good way to guarantee appropriate digestion, but it also ensures that all of the nutrients in the meal are absorbed. 

It will be of particular interest to individuals who want to reduce their food intake as part of a weight-loss program or for people suffering from diabetes or gastrointestinal problems. 


  • The Yogi cleans and cleanses his food before offering it to God via prayer or singing a Mantra such as the deep AUM. 
  • All devout Hindus employ the mantra OM TAT SAT (God is that Eternal Truth revealed everywhere) before every act of eating, sleeping, working, or even sex. 
  • The AUM or any appropriate prayer or Mantra is used when breaking up the meal with his hands (a knife and fork are considered violent weapons) or preparing the meal. 
  • While food is being cooked, humming, singing, or thinking uplifting thoughts should continue so that the highest kind of mental vibrations are connected. 
  • Other Mantras may be used to offer God the karma of the eating act in any manner. "Om Tat Sat Brahmar Panamastu" or "Om Tat Sat Krishnar Panamastu" may be said. 


Saying a blessing over the meal is the same thing. 

  • You may create your own Mantra, or you may have a traditional blessing from your own family that you may utilize. 
  • Every bite of food or sip of drink is taken with love, pleasure, and admiration, and then kept in the mouth for more pleasure before mastication or chewing. 
  • The meal should be fully masticated to the point that swallowing is unnecessary. 
  • The meal is seen as providing a lot of energy to the body and working in harmony with it to repair the tissues of the physical structure. 

The Yogi finishes his meal with a grateful Mantra gesture, or prayer to the Divine, and then spends at least one hour after eating in a meditative state or uplifting activities, avoiding any agitation or mental disturbance of any kind. 


If you're unhappy or furious, don't eat. 

  • According to one old Yoga book, instead of rising after eating, one should sit and perform some mild Pranayama while taking a brief walk. 
  • After that, lie down on your left side (so that the digestive fluids reach the top of your stomach) and relax or rest for a few minutes. 
  • This ancient adage seems to be excellent advise for people suffering from stomach problems.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Madhyam Pranayama?




Madhyam Pranayama can be performed with the following steps:




1. Place one hand between the breasts on the chest to regulate the breath into the middle lobes or mid-lobular region of the lungs. Deeply inhale and exhale till the hand is moved by the deep breathing. Breathe three to six times in this way. 

2. Then, for three to six rounds, put the hands on the outer mid-section of the chest and breathe deeply behind the hands. Allowing for deep breathing, the ribs should open "accordian-style." 

3. Wrap the hands as far around the back center region as possible, fingers pointing inwards to the spine, and focus the breath three to six times in this region. 



To be perfect, mid-breathing or inter-costal breathing requires conscious mental control. It isn't a natural component of the autonomic breathing system. 


  • Because of the curvature of their chests and the location of their breasts, most women are excellent mid breathers. 
  • Men are bad breathers in this region, and it takes a lot of practice to breathe smoothly around and behind the heart. As a result, males are more likely than women to get heart disease. 


Madhyam Pranayama regulates the flow of air and Prang into the midchest and heart region, while the action of the breath reduces the fat that develops around the heart due to incorrect breathing in the same region. 


  • This kind of mid-breathing should be practiced for at least six minutes each day to open up the cells of the lungs that are not usually utilized. 
  • It is a great method to avoid hearing loss and the only method to permanently relieve the problem for people who currently have it.


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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What are Prana Mudras?



    Prana Mudras are a set of hand gestures that are used to communicate with the The set of Mudras employed in Pranayama Yoga for the regulation of the different lobular segments of the lungs is one of the most surprising instances of how Hasta Mudras really regulate physical functions of the body. 


    The lung has three lobes or areas: 

    1. an inferior, lower abdomen lobe; 
    2. a middle intra-costal, between-ribs lobe; 
    3. and a high, apical, clavicular or superior lobe. 

    Except in extremely rare instances, the left lung contains just two lobes: the high and low. 

    The heart's location in the standing posture, which we have chosen in our human stage of evolution, has caused the middle lobe to atrophiate. Each of these three lobes is governed by or controls the other. 


    Each of these lobes is controlled by a section of the brain called Apraakasha Bindu.

    The respiratory center is divided into 3 areas,


    1. The lower area is called the Chin Bindu.
    2. The mid area is known as the Chinamaya Bindu.
    3. The upper most area is called the Adhi Bindu which governs the clavicular or high breathing.



    Chin Mudra



    Impulses of an autonomic nature arise from the lower area of this vegetative part of the brain, sending nerve impulses through the phrenic nerve. This pair of nerves excites diaphragmic breathing. 

    The Yoga term for diaphragmic breathing is Adham Pranayama. The Mudra to control this area is called Chin Mudra.

    Conscious impulses from the cerebral cortex on top of the brain arouse impulses in the Apraakasha Birtdu's mid section, sending signals for mid-chest breathing through the Vayus or Pncumogastric nerves. 


    This Mudra controlling abdominal breathing is done by joining together the tip of the thumb and the first finger in a perfect circle. 


    • The other three fingers are kept rigidly outstretched and together. 
    • Both hands are turned palms down 
    • Onto the thighs of the legs, with the fingers turned inwards. 
    • The right hand turned up is to demonstrate the Mudra only. It should be turned down also to control complete breath into the abdominal lobes alone.



    Chinmaya Mudra



    Madhyant Pranayama is regulated by the use of Chinmaya Mudra and is also known as mid-chest breathing. 


    • Impulses from the cerebral cortex of the conscious part of the brain transmit mental impulses into the top section of the breathing center, which command apical breathing in the superior or high region of the lungs. 


    Adhi Mudra



    The Adhi Mudra is a mudra used to regulate chest breathing. 


    Shunya Mudra



    By using the proper Mudra with one hand while the Shunya Mudra is gestured with the other, each lobe of the lungs may be expanded and deflated separately, one from the other. 


    • Only one lobe at a time will inflate, and the hands may be reversed a few times to observe the movement of air from side to side in the proper region of the lungs. 



    Brahma Mudra



    The entire breath is done using Brahma Mudra. The Apraakasha Bindu, the brain's respiratory center, is controlled by the Brahma Mudra. 


    • When this Brahma Mudra is utilized for a deep, full breath, such as Mahat Yoga Pranayama, the low lobes inflate first, followed by the mid lobes, and lastly the high lobes, in a slow, sequential breath. 
    • It's worth noting that the Sanskrit term "Brahma" literally means "breath" in its original form. 


    These Hastha Mudras, known to our ancient Yoga Rishis for breath control, are just a few of the hundreds of Mudras used in Yoga and Tantra for body and function control, emotional and mental balancing, and arousing control and culmination of the Kundalini Shakti into the Supreme Union, "Self with Self."


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Yogic Awareness?



    For the purpose of furthering spiritual development, this four fold yogic awareness must be cultivated. Even though the senses are limited, they may be used to aid in the unfolding of reality. 

    Many people come to me wanting to learn "Yoga Awareness," but they are filthy, have blazoned egos, and have no manners, insulting and demanding, and even robbing me of my time, without considering that there are ways to earn valid teachings, or even make appointments, or take classes for this purpose. 

    We live in an age of obnoxious manners and the "grab what you can while you can" mentality. To have his wants and wants met, the seeker seems to use contemporary "situational ethics" at best. 


    Yoga students must acquire patience, openness of mind, and willingness to be taught, otherwise they will be disappointed due to inefficient use of energy, time, and effort.


    If Yoga is "skill in action," then awareness is the condition that causes the talent to emerge. 

    • A talent may be acquired by continuous practice, but only awareness can really provide the skilled life that comes from genuine Yoga practice.
    • Four-Fold Awareness is not to be regarded as just a sensory instrument. 
    • It is also not limited to individuals who are pursuing the Sarnyama, or higher levels of mental practice such as Dhyana, or meditation. 
    • Please don't believe that meditation and the next level of Samadhi, smic Consciousness, are exclusively for the privileged few. 
    • Many women have been taught to think that the more advanced stages of Yoga are not for them. This isn't correct. A woman may strive to and achieve the highest spiritual position if she has an inquisitive or enquiring mind, which is strengthened by patience and frequent Yoga practice. 
    • The Yoga idea of meditation is not one of mysticism, but rather an open approach to higher realms of awareness via the human mind. 
    • Its by-products include satisfaction and happiness, as well as peace of mind and a better understanding of oneself, which leads to increased wisdom and knowledge of Life. 
    • Each of us seeks, sometimes without understanding what we're looking for. Confusion is supreme. The real practice of mindfulness starts at this moment, when we realize that we are seeking yet are perplexed. 


    If you can't spare a few days or hours away from your normal family and work obligations, attempt this method in the time you have available


    • In the Vajra Asana, sit comfortably. 
    • Allow all tensions in your body to go. Say "relax!" out loud to yourself. 
    • Begin with deep inhalations and exhalations. 
    • Keep an eye on your breathing. 
    • Look at how it enters via the nose, travels down the nasal vestibule, down the throat, and into the lung lobes. 
    • Keep an eye on the breath as it passes down the throat, nasal passages, and out the nose from three separate parts of the lungs. 
    • Keep your thoughts focused. Allowing your mind to stray or roam is not a good idea. 
    • When you take a breath in, be aware that you are doing so. When you exhale, be aware that you are exhaling. 
    • Be mindful of your body and any discomfort or numbness you may experience. 
    • Examine the pain, numbness, and other feelings to determine if they are detrimental or beneficial. If they're just temporary, think "Relax!" to calm them down. 
    • If you need to cope with the sensations or emotions in a different manner, do so. Release the tension in the posture and follow your body's instructions. Stretch, twist, thump the legs, rub or massage the legs, and, if required, respond to the calls of Nature. 
    • Then retake the test. As each idea or feeling emerges, be aware of it. 
    • The more you practice, the better you will be at recognizing the emergence of a sensation or emotion. You must be constantly conscious of how you feel, as well as what your emotions and lower mind are doing. 
    • Keep your attention focused on one idea or object to keep distracting ideas or emotions at bay.
    •  Concentrate on the word "Shanti," which means "Peace" in Sanskrit. In your mind's eye, repeat "Shawl" as a Japa, or repetition. 
    • You will quickly become aware of spiritual perceptions or in. sights that emerge during your quiet periods, concentration, and meditation if you do it this manner. 
    • Incorporate this state of passive awareness into various aspects of your life. 
    • Be attentive when doing Pranayama and Hatha Yoga—when you breathe, feel your chest expand and say to yourself "chest expanding"; as you exhale, feel your chest compress and say to yourself "chest collapsing." 
    • Direct every action you make deliberately, and make sure your body follows your mind's lead. Say "I sec" when you notice anything. 
    • Say "I hear" when you hear something. Say "I..." when you sit, stand, walk, speak, or otherwise move or express. 
    • Begin with motions that are more passive and sluggish. To be able to track the movement of every part of the body and its organs to the smallest detail, do all bodily movements as slowly and carefully as possible. 
    • As a result, your awareness will focus and you will become more conscious of the Yama and Niyama (Moral Restraints and Ethical Observances). 
    • Only when the emotions are under control and the mind is quiet and undisturbed can spiritual discoveries and insights be discovered. 
    • Prepare yourself for a fight. You must master your body's, emotions', and lower mind's negative energies. Concentration is difficult for the untrained mind, and it will be a battle. 
    • The senses are adamant about not being tethered to a "uninteresting, passive circumstance," such as that which occurs in Yoga focus. 
    • The mind will continue to jump from place to place—everywhere. It will seem difficult to focus for five minutes, but you must persevere. 
    • Don't become irritated by your lack of expertise. Make a firm decision to "fight" the struggle for focus. The unrelated, uninteresting, and irrelevant ideas will eventually go away. 
    • Then you'll have to face your second battle: sleep deprivation. Keep an eye out for symptoms of exhaustion. Increase your breathing rate and focus the energy of your breath into any region where you're feeling sleepy. 
    • Keep your eyes open. Keep an eye out! If you battle the sleep, you'll start to see positive effects. 
    • Moderate focus will begin with determination and persistence, and you will find yourself existing in a most pleasant sense of serenity and pleasure. 
    • Emotions and thoughts will become pure, and you will quickly notice a lightness in your body and a true light inside your head. 

    The emergence of this light denotes a major turning point in your yoga journey. Concentrate on this inner light until it becomes vividly strong in your mind's eye, and you'll enter a condition known as Dhyana, or meditation. 

    It is not too early to begin discussing inner experiences of Awareness and meditation, but it may be some time before we fully comprehend what meditation entails. 



    Early Dhyana, or Yoga meditation, experiences are marked by a deep feeling of lightness and pleasure. 


    In Sanskrit, the pleasure is known as "Anandam." 

    Murdhani jyoti is genuine light that is activated inside a hollow stem of a part of the nervous system. 


    This "Light produced inside the neurological system" has a counterpart known as "Cosmic Light." 


    • Regardless of the source of light, one may have a lovely peaceful inward look on this Inner Light. 
    • Learn to look into the light rather than grasping at it. If you attempt to own the light, it will vanish. From time to time, a sound will emerge from inside. It may just be inner bodily noises. It may perhaps be the genuine "Cosmic Chant." 
    • Antara Shabdham, the Dhuni, or more properly, the Dasa Dhun, the Ten Inner Sounds, is how mystics refer to the "Inner Sound." The initial sound is typically something like to static electricity, such as rustling or shuffling. A flute, drums, a conch shell blowing, bells ringing, and thunder claps are among the other noises.


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Are Prana Vayus?



    The Nadis or nerves that transport the Pranic or Life Energy flows. 


    Prana Vayus, are wonderfully represented in a Yogic manner from the base of the spine to the forehead center, the main Chakras are shown as lotuses. 


    • The neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs, knees, and ankles all have minor chakras. 
    • Surya, the Sun Center, represents good nerve flows on the left.
    • While Chandra represents negative nerve flows on the right. 
    • Above the top of the head, the spiritual powers are shown.


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Vibhagha Pranayama, Or Pranic Flow, and Abdominal Breathing?



    Adam or Adham Pranyama is breathing from the abdomen. The normal type of breathing directed by the autonomic or vegetative portion of your neurological system is abdominal breathing. 


    • Women are notorious for being bad belly breathers, and as a result, they suffer. 
    • Abdominal breathing controls the flow of Prana below the navel, so if it is faulty, all sorts of negative conditions emerge, including 
      • painful, irregular, heavy, or scanty menstrual flow, 
      • hemorrhoids and varicose veins of the legs, 
      • edema or water retention in the knees and ankles, 
      • phlebitis (inflammation of the vein lining), 
      • and cold feet due to faulty circulation. 
    • These problems may also be caused by a man's poor stomach breathing. 
    • Men, on the whole, are excellent abdominal breathers. These issues will be resolved with Adam Pranayama. 


    The Adam Pranayama, or Pranic Flow in Abdominal Breathing, affects blood circulation into the sacrum and pelvic areas, as well as down into the legs. 



    • Blood is pushed out of the powerful heart pump in three distinct and independent pathways: one to the lower body and legs, two to the heart muscles and arms, and three to the neck and head. 
    • Special reflexo-genic "feed back" neurons are buried deep inside the cells of the lungs and are only activated by exaggerated deep intakes and expirations. 
    • These receptors are not stimulated by normal breathing. 
    • These receptors transmit signals back to the human brain's respiratory center when activated, training it to perfect breathing. 
    • The medulla oblongata is where this respiratory center is located. 
    • It is split vertically into two parts: one side, represented by dots, promotes inspiration, while the other side, represented by lines, promotes creativity. 
    • The other side, represented by circles. enables expiry Adham Pranayama, or abdominal breathing, is linked with the lower portion of this center. 
    • Intracostal breathing is stimulated in the middle portion, whereas clavicular breathing is stimulated in the top part. 


    A minimum of six minutes of Adham Pranayama should be done while sitting in Vajra Asana. 

    • If the Vajra Asana becomes too difficult for the feet, switch to one of the Vajra Asana variants.
    • Sukha Asana, the Pleasant Posture, and Shava Asana, the Corpse Pose, are two option. 
    • While performing Adham Pranayama, the Abdominal Breath, practice the variations on Vajra Asana and Shava Asana (Corpse Pose). 
    • Then focus on mastering the four Sukha Pranayama and Sukha Purvaka Pranayama components. Every day, practice for at least 20 minutes. 
    • If feasible, do it twice a day. If you perform long Pranayama before going to bed, you will not be able to sleep.


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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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