“Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.”
The majority of our knowledge about breathing techniques and meditation comes from the ancient eastern philosophies. There is no doubt that the control and expansion of our breathing's capabilities can train our physical vehicles to reach higher levels of enlightenment and balanced health.
With the assistance of our breathing, we can alter the chemistry of our bodies, enhance our perception, mental clarity and grounding.
The positive effects of a more conscious breathing are countless. Some medical sources affirm that as much as 70% of the toxins we ingest daily can be liberated with a good respiration process. Most people nowadays have a very limited and restriction manner of breathing, and therefore limiting the intake of divine energy-Prana.
It is a fairly common occurrence to “catch your breath” when being told about something unpleasant. But when we withhold our respiration or we limit our breathing, we limit our ability to feel unpleasant things. Restricting our respiration, we also suppress the potential feelings and they are automatically stored either on our unconscious mind or in our ethereal body. The maintenance of these repressed feelings requires an incredible amount of energy, and they end up creating serious tension in the body parts they are stored.
Ancient sources affirm that our air is the primary carrier of Prana or divine vital energy. As these little particles or spheres of Light enter our bodies, their respective frequencies are amplified, the vibratory patterns of emotions are increased and a general feeling of wellbeing is created.
To breathe profoundly and in cadence, with the assistance, or not, of affirmations and imageries; constitutes in itself a valuable process for accessing the kingdoms of our subconscious mind, where mental, emotional and psychic traumas are stored. Once this gate is opened, we are able to freely access our Higher Self and receive its infusion of guidance, wisdom and support. This is an important step on the path of living fully, abundantly and joyfully.