"Life depends on the Breath. Improve the quality of your Breath, and you will improve the quality of your Life"
If there is one thing that we all do, it is breathing.
It is through the breath that we live.
Without the breath, there will be no life.
This article will look at the relationship in which we have with our breath, and the ways in which we can use our breath to develop the Deeper Knowing of The Self.
Breath In Depth
Three are three aspects of the Breath.
3. No Breath
A good quality breath is when the breath is naturally full, smooth in a relaxed way.
It is enlightening to know that naturally out of all the internal organs of our body, the only part in which we can manipulate is the breath. I.e. we cannot tell our stomach to stop digesting, we cannot ask our body to become colder, we cannot ask our eyes to look further and so forth.
However, all of us can control the way in which we breath. And through becoming the master of the breath, we can become the master of our internal organs because how well our organs will operate will always come down to the quality/amount of oxygen we take into our body.
Path Of Creator
Breath In Relation To The Path Of Creator
The Path is not about “controlling” our breath so that it becomes "Perfect."
Rather, it is about addressing the Causes of it being Unnatural so that it can naturally becomes “Perfect.”
If we look deep enough what we will find that The Seed Cause of a poor quality breath will always be traced back to our Sufferings State Of Mind.
Realize that the quality of our breath is affected by not only our physical state but also our emotional and mental state.
I.e. when we are angry, our breathing can become irregular.
When we are agitated in fear, our breath will become agitated.
When we feel heavily burdened, our breath can lack “fullness” and so forth.
Thus naturally as we work on addressing our Sufferings, our Fears, Our Negativities, our Judgements, our Anger etc, the quality of the Breath will naturally improve. Thus no Breathing techniques is actually required to fix the Breath, because naturally the more our suffering states of mind is transformed the more it will improve.
"Energy Through Breath"
The operation of all the internal organs including the heart which pumps blood throughout the body are all dependent on the Breath. Simply observe the importance of the breath by witnessing the body shutting itself down as we simply hold our breath and stop breathing. If you take full breaths in and out a couple of times you will be able to experience a surge in energy coming in as your body organs become reinvigorated.
Thus the quality of how you breath in every moment matters. The deeper you breath, the more your body will receive the energy to operate and the more alert and energetic you will feel. If you breath is shallow then the easier you will become tired.
It is important to improve the quality of our mental state if we wish to improve the quality of our breath because as stated previously there is a relationship between them. For instance when we are stressed we can become so focused on what's in our mind that we can forget to take proper breaths. When we are lacking motivation or inspiration, we can lack the same motivational energy to take a breath straight after one another and end up taking in less air.
So through becoming aware of the quality of your breathe, you can actually become aware of the quality of the mind.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
To develop the Knowing of how our breath affects our mental state one can simply observe how the quality of one's breathe changes as one goes through different states of mind throughout the day.
The Creator's MeditationLink here
When you meditate, simply let the breath be as it wants to be without the need to control it i.e. to make it perfect.
By allowing the breathe to be as is during meditation will allow you to develop the Knowing Of The Self clearer and faster. This is because now you are observing Reality as it is rather than the Reality that you wish to be. You are becoming aware of who you really are and what is really happening inside your mind. This is how you develop Self-Knowing
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