The Sacredness of Breath
It is safe to say that everything that comes into existence, to the plane of manifestation, carries the Breath of Life.
The Breath of God is widely accepted as being the giver of life.
To conform and transform to be included in the original frequency of Creation, tracing the way back to our Divinity, the Seeker needs to learn the many techniques of Breath, The various Breath techniques are the keys for the transcendence and the shifting of different vibrational frequencies through the realms of Time/Space and Space/Time.
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul.”
~ Genesis 2:7
The common air we breathe every day holds a lot of energy or Prana. A small amount of this is absorbed into the body naturally through breathing. The cycle of absorption of the Pranic energy can be understood through a multitude of interactions among many energy centers and body vortexes.
Our physiology was build with the intent to maximize this absorption. Our mouths, noses, throat and lungs are full of internal energy trade ports that give support to this purpose. The energy absorbed by these can be increased by adding awareness actions and imagination to natural breathing.
"In its earliest focus here on the Earth plane, Prana breathing was the essence of survival. Over the years, one learned how to use the lungs and mouth to breathe, thereby limiting one's potential to distribute valuable energy to the molecular structure. When used properly, Prana breathing allows one to move the molecular structure into a different level of understanding."
The act of breathing contains three distinctive movements: Inhalation, Exhalation, and Retention
The act of inhaling brings to the lungs the air we need but also can bring particular light energies particles that should be invoked according to with your energetic need. The way to invoke those energies is through the directed practice of intention, using colors, rays and musical frequencies. If the only intention is to absorb the natural Prana that supports and maintain our lives, nothing needs to be done other than simply allowing natural inhalation to work sending it throughout the body
We also recommend the same procedure for exhaling practices: to let the air go out of the lungs without forcing it or straining yourself. Nevertheless, we know that in some specific exercises the forceful exhaling of the air will be necessary because one can use the exhaling process to expel unwanted, stagnated and negative energy from one’s system.
The retention process consists in the stopping of the rhythmic breathing for a few moments, and it represents where there is a pause between the intake and outtake of air from our lungs. The retention can happen either with the lungs full of air or with the lungs empty of air, and because of that, its energetic functionality can be regarded as double.
The expulsion of air out of the lungs with a pause has the purpose of preparing the etheric body to welcome and receive the incoming energies and Prana into the system through the inhalation. Pausing with the lungs full of air has the directed purpose to allow your etheric body to accumulate, collect and condense the energetic “fluids” that will be expelled from your energetic matrix system during exhalation.
To help and support you during these exercises, we recommend the practice of counting until the rhythm becomes unconscious and natural. The reason for this recommendation resides in the fact that counting the rhythm of the breathing, the sequences, and the movements will greatly support the concentration and attention for these exercises, and help prevent external disturbances, intrusive thoughts and negative inputs from outside sources.
"Breathe on me, a Breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do..."
All the breathing exercises give emphasis to the nasal breathing, especially during the inhalation, because this is the naturally built channel for the intake of Prana. If you take the time to observe, you may see that we use our mouths when breathing to exhale and to rid of unwanted “energy” and fluids. The mouth is used for cleansing exhaling practices.
Nasal intake of air is preferential because if the air is colder than the body; the passage through the nostrils allows the air to be naturally heated and reduces the chance of any adverse reaction while the air is entering the respiratory system.
Also, the nose also has its filter system structured to prevent micro-organisms and other outside elements such as dust, pollution, and allergenic particles. This filter system helps prevent illness and allergic reactions and is, therefore, better equipped to perform the retention task.
“The air is precious to us. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. The wind that gave our grandfather his first breath also receives his last sigh. The wind also gives our children the spirit of life..."
~ Chief Seattle
Nadi Sodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
This is a very useful technique where you alternate the breathing between the two nostrils, using the gentle pressure of your fingers to obstruct the passage of air. The entire purpose of this exercise is to activate both hemispheres of the brain. We understand through ancient teachings that the breathing realized through the right nostril connects one with the outside world and the breathing through the left nostril connects us with our internal world. During this exercise, the seeker should keep mindful of the rhythm and easiness of the breathing.
“So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.”
~1 Corinthians 15:45
There are many different types of exercises, all of them classified accordingly with the functions that they perform. Breathing techniques can be useful to use as energizers, balancers of energies, and cleansing work-outs. We will be sharing additional techniques in future articles.
 We need to make a distinction between what is commonly accepted as imaginative qualities and pure fantasy. Imagination is a mental/spiritual faculty that should be pursued and nurtured, while fantasy is just a lower mental projection of images and it does not have any base in an energy system, intentional charge or goal. Imagination broadens the possibilities of understanding for not so normal phenomena.