The Sacred Breath of Life
Many have heard of prana, but few know what this means. The prana is the most powerful and creative force in existence. It is the subtle element of breath that gives us life. The prana controls thirty trillion cells in our body, and every 72 hours it is completely renewed. I observe that most people breathe very poorly and superficially. The breath determines the states of the mind. It interferes with the quality of our thoughts, in the way we speak and act. Babies when born are born with a slow, deep breath. Throughout life acquired habits and external environment change this rhythm.
The volume of external information and the use of technology hinder self-observation and mindfulness for breathing. People fall into the living circle of the mind and it is difficult to break this frantic cycle and establish a connection with the body’s natural rhythm. The human body is a magnificent machine. It gives us daily the breathing praana which is a natural solution to calm the mind. The observation of the respiratory process is something that can be practiced in a simple way during daily life. With practice we gain mastery over this process. We understand that memories of the past or concern for the future do not guarantee us presence. “Life must be lived moment after moment, breath after breath.
With Kundalini Yoga you can build a healthy body, develop a balanced mind, make contact with your inner wisdom as well as open the door so that you can exceed your full potential. It gives you vitality and health that is your birthright. It makes you radiant, peaceful and strong so that you can meet life’s challenges and excel. Pranayama is the science of breath, controlling the movement of prana through the use of breathing techniques. Try sitting and taking in long deep breaths through your abdominal, or lower, chest or middle, then clavicular or upper chest.
The benefits are remarkable...give it a try!
Relaxes and calms, due to the influence on the parasympathetic nervous system.
Increases the flow of prana.
Reduces and prevents the build up of toxins in the lungs by encouraging the clearing of the small air sacs (alveoli).
Stimulates the brain to a new level of alertness.
Pumps the spinal fluid to the brain giving greater energy.
Cleanses the blood.
Aids in speeding up emotional and physical healing.
Aids in breaking subconsciousness habit patterns such as insecurities and fears.