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« on: Jun 13, 2012 06:55 pm »

CONSCIOUS BREATHING

You are LIFE. You come to know that you are life only when you are aware of your breath. Many a times we go through the busyness of our human situations without giving another thought to our breath. But we all know that we are now here only because of the breath, if the breath is taken away then we do not exist on the Planet anymore.

All religious, spiritual, meditative, and therapeutic practices talk about the breath as the way to health, well being, self-discovery, and self-transformation.

Placing one's awareness on the breath is a powerful way to connect with our body, with our inner world. The ego-mind is constantly busy, keeping us rooted either in the past negative happenings or in the worry about the future. Placing awareness on the breath is the only way to be released from this sickness of the mind.

One conscious breath can overpower the thoughts and stop them.
Start to practice being aware of the breath without making any change to slow it down or speed it up in any way. Just bring attention and awareness to the sensation of breathing without imposing any changes. This kind of relaxed awareness takes us deeper into the sensations and feelings of the body. Strangely, this awareness is so powerful that when we are breathing there are absolutely no thoughts. Then as awareness on the breath increases, our breath rises and falls from the nostrils to the belly. A person who is anxious always breathes shallow from the chest alone. Breathing from the belly is so powerful healing for body, mind, and soul. The body, the brain, and the immune system is rejuvenated with more oxygen.

The Vedas say that when you breathe consciously, the breath that enters your body becomes the Prana -the vital life sustaining energy of the Creator.

Being aware and conscious of the breath brings us to the realization that we are absolutely being breathed, we do not need to do anything to breathe, we are being lived, life lives through us every moment. It is humbling to notice that we are not the doers of anything, we are just a collection of patterns and memories. This liberates us from the thought that we are separate selves. It brings immense peace and freedom in the knowing that we are being breathed, moved, and lived every moment.

Breathing consciously we bring our self to the Present Moment, to the freedom from the unconsciousness of the ego. Conscious breathing is a loving action, a most powerful gift we can give ourselves!

With each conscious breath we choose life, we choose love, we choose to liberate ourselves from the many burdens we carry. It is our birthright to be alive, to be loved, to be in the Present Moment.

~ Premlatha Rajkumar ~
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 14, 2012 12:18 pm »

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Placing one's awareness on the breath is a powerful way to connect with our body, with our inner world. The ego-mind is constantly busy, keeping us rooted juJueither in the past negative happenings or in the worry about the future. Placing awareness on the breath is the only way to be released from this sickness of the mind.

~ Premlatha Rajkumar ~

Elfun I think about how this statement is so true about me and probably most of us.  meditation is so difficult for many of us; we dwell on the past and worry about the future so much. how can we be in the now and recognize the current blessings? in meditation we have a powerful tool for practicing being in the present with ourselves and others and releasing ourselves from the sickness of the mind.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 01, 2016 04:29 pm »

Had a dream last nite and in it someone said this to me "We need time to breathe and mentally be cured."
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 01, 2016 05:14 pm »

Had a dream last nite and in it someone said this to me "We need time to breathe and mentally be cured."

Is it likely that setbacks and health issues etc. are only a symptom of a deeper malady and that is loosing touch with our spirit nature. Sometimes we may 'think' we know what is important in outer life and our work but spirit helps us 'know' what is important. This has been on my mind for a while-watching my breath-but i just have not had sufficient time to do it in my schedule. i am now making more time for it.
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 02, 2016 01:15 am »

Had a dream last nite and in it someone said this to me "We need time to breathe and mentally be cured."

Is it likely that setbacks and health issues etc. are only a symptom of a deeper malady and that is loosing touch with our spirit nature. Sometimes we may 'think' we know what is important in outer life and our work but spirit helps us 'know' what is important. This has been on my mind for a while-watching my breath-but i just have not had sufficient time to do it in my schedule. i am now making more time for it.

It is wonderful when these 'voices' come... from who knows where... like whispers of consciousness or spirit guides. They have never said anything to lead me astray. It is a bit different when the voice of our thoughts talks. It does not have the same peace... the same quality of just someone talking to us out of the depths of awareness. When we are open spirit can b quite spontaneous and help us in many ways. i believe-among other things- that i do need mental healing. The mind tells us all kinds of things that poisons our awareness and our ability to tune in. When the mind stops sometimes we can hear something that has wanted to tell us all kinds of wonderful things!
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 05, 2016 12:43 am »

Had a dream last nite and in it someone said this to me "We need time to breathe and mentally be cured."

Maybe you're not getting enough contemplation time?


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« Reply #6 on: Apr 05, 2016 12:47 am »

Had a dream last nite and in it someone said this to me "We need time to breathe and mentally be cured."

Maybe you're not getting enough contemplation time?


Thanks for the inspiring insight!
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 11, 2016 06:07 pm »

By watching the breath you calm the heart, and when the heart is calm the energy withdraws from the senses and your attention is then free and can be put on anything you desire to concentrate upon. By watching the breath you attain breathlessness. By watching the breath you separate yourself from it. You realize that life is not dependent on it except in the state of body consciousness. Breath is the cord that ties the soul to the body, when you know how to die daily--that is, to consciously release the energy from the body by untying the cord of breath--you are one with spirit.--Paramahansa Yogananda



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« Reply #8 on: Apr 05, 2017 11:18 pm »

this monks delivery on conscious breathing is humorous and meaningful



i've been thinking about this video all day today!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 06, 2017 12:39 am »

very interesting when he says the monkey mind is always making suggestions but it's up to us whether we act on those impulses or not. focusing on breathing is a great way to detach from the bombardment of impulses we often struggle with on a day to day basis. i think there is something to be said for this since a lot of us act on the slightest impulse and may not realize the path its taken us until we're already upset or miserable.
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 25, 2018 04:39 am »

The nuances of mindful breath are so many...the length of breath...the moisture in the air....the spaces between breaths...the tension or relaxation associated...the coolness or warmth of breath...the ability to focus on the mantra associated with breath...the breath slowing down....the thoughts slowing down and the breath slowing down as a result...reminding the mind to come back to the breath and mantra.
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« Reply #11 on: Apr 25, 2018 06:31 am »

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You are LIFE. You come to know that you are life only when you are aware of your breath. Many a times we go through the busyness of our human situations without giving another thought to our breath. But we all know that we are now here only because of the breath, if the breath is taken away then we do not exist on the Planet anymore.

All religious, spiritual, meditative, and therapeutic practices talk about the breath as the way to health, well being, self-discovery, and self-transformation.

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One conscious breath can overpower the thoughts and stop them.


Wow, thank you for bumping this thread. Pranams to elfun who is missed around these parts.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 25, 2018 11:36 am »

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Wow, thank you for bumping this thread. Pranams to elfun who is missed around these parts.  Smiley

Yea i just come to the conclusion that at times we work closely with even one person spiritually speaking and everything else is taken away for that purpose.
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« Reply #13 on: Oct 01, 2018 08:33 pm »

On days it is difficult to be still, I am beginning to practice conscious breathing. 20 breaths- standing or sitting. What happens after is a magic of its own.

Thank you once more Elfun for this thread and Steve for adding your wisdom too.

In the video above, I believe the monkey mind the monk is describing is the subconscious. Those who study health have described the subconscious mind as a machine which is different from our soul or the source of creative inspirations. It is interesting to see the similarity when in the video he says to give the monkey mind a job which is to focus on the breath.
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 01, 2018 08:37 pm »

CONSCIOUS BREATHING

The Vedas say that when you breathe consciously, the breath that enters your body becomes the Prana -the vital life sustaining energy of the Creator.

Breathing consciously we bring our self to the Present Moment, to the freedom from the unconsciousness of the ego. Conscious breathing is a loving action, a most powerful gift we can give ourselves!

With each conscious breath we choose life, we choose love, we choose to liberate ourselves from the many burdens we carry. It is our birthright to be alive, to be loved, to be in the Present Moment.

~ Premlatha Rajkumar ~

Every bit of this is gold but I selected a few lines to highlight since the Vedas and Prana are a recurring theme through out the portal.
I'm not sure I am ready to be initiated into Kriya Yoga and wouldn't want it from just anyone but I believe during my life I've accessed Prana and have unconsciously practiced techniques one learns in Kriya Yoga. Time will tell.

In regards to the last bit, one shouldn't expect anyone to give them Love- if it is our birthright to be loved, it is our duty to supply it to ourselves. This allows us to share it freely among others. Conscious breathing certainly brings a steady calm and allows us to practice self Love.
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