Clarity


Our MIND.

Think about it. Our mind is constantly fluctuating from one thought to another and perhaps, back to the original thought. The mind is always leading. Always demanding. Incessantly pointing us into various directions beyond our conscious will. Our mind might mislead us into negative thoughts periodically. Even whilst we are asleep, our mind directs us into dreams and nightmares.

Can our mind ever be calm, stable and clear? Why is it important and essential that we are to be calm and be able to achieve inner clarity in our mind?

All thoughts consume enormous amount of energy or “qi”. More so with negative and ill thoughts. They suck and sap away our life-force necessary for us to maintain wellness and sanity of our mind, body and spirit. Each single living moment, such negative energies or the qi are slowly and surely being drawn away from us; the qi we are so in need of to conserve our well-being, health and peace.

Pranayama is one very simple way to do it. And it does not take just a few minutes of each day for us to attain inner clarity and solace. Pranayama is a breathing practice used by yogis for centuries; proven to give each one of us who do it, harmony and balance within our ourselves and everything that evolves around us. Pranayama removes fluctuations of our mind, gives us immense inner clarity, stillness and peace within ourselves.

After each pranayama, we can observe the calmness of our breath and the silence of our mind. These are invaluable and easily obtainable gifts we can generously bestow upon ourselves if we cared to do this daily practice. We re-establish and re-balance our inner life-force and rejuvenate ourselves after the harsh beatings and polluted environment our mind, body and spirit continuously are subjected to on a daily basis.

Benefits are endless and these include –

-Hair will regrow within two months of practice;

-Body will go to it’s ideal weight by itself;

-Face becomes bright and luminous;

-Lost vision will return;

-Removes fear/anxiety of any kind –
– Aligns both hemisphere of the brain for full brain functionality
– Creates a deeper sense of well-being and harmony
– Helps alleviate migraines and headaches and frazzled states of being
– Works great in situations where you find yourself anxious, board and need grounding; and

-Blockages in the arteries of the heart are removed and the arteries become clean, making circulation unimpeded.

I strongly recommend to you to discover this sheer pleasure, state of bliss and this definite self-fulfilling, self-enriching journey into a peaceful, healthy and wealthy mind, body and spirit. A Wonderful And Meaningful Life.

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Great introduction to pranayama by reviewer who delivers workshops on these types of topics, March 13, 2007
Reviewer: Patrick D. Goonan “www.meaningful-life.us” (Pleasanton, CA) – See all my reviews
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I am a personal growth coach who is educated in biology, biochemistry, biofeedback and psychology. I give workshops on stress management, coach executives on this topic and also do workhshops that combine these techniques with biofeedback. This gives you some background on me and my perspective that I’m writing this review from.

As someone who works with these techniques and sees the results via biofeedback with myself and others, I highly recommend this very inexpensive book as a brief overview and introduction to the topic. The author covers a lot of ground in a small space and the instructions are clear and simple.

If you practice these exercises as they are explained, they will cause effects in your physiology. Regulation of the breath is very tied to the nervous system and to heart rate variability which correlates with resilience. If you buy this book and get serious about a practice, I would pick up some additional material to augment this text such as the SCIENCE OF BREATH and THE LIGHT ON PRANAYAMA. The first of these is a more Western explanation by a respected yoga institute and the second is a classic text with a lot of detail.

I also highly recommend getting a home biofeedback program such as FreezeFramer or Healing Rhythms. You can read the descriptions of each and determine what is best for your needs. However, this additional step will really heighten your awareness and help you to develop more control over your internal states.

Excellent., February 10, 2007
Reviewer: Sanjay Raj “OmsDaddy” (Woodbridge, NJ) – See all my reviews
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i still need to learn more to understand completely the given material, but a very lucid book and a good source.

Valuable Book, February 24, 2006
Reviewer: Manish A. Patel (Chicago, IL United States) – See all my reviews
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Instead of wasting money on Iyengar’s books, this is safer, simple way of doing PRANAYAMA. This book is worth it’s weight in gold.

Alternet Nostril Breathing is the best for weight loss, however Ujjaini works, too, but little slowly.

Following are two techniques:
Alternate Nostril Breathing
(Anulom Vilom Pranayama with no breath retention) This pranayama (control breathing) is done with alternate breathing from the left and right nostrils for cleansing of Nadis. (energy meridians). Seated in a convenient posture, start off with slow inhalation from the left nostril first by closing the right nostril with the middle of right hand thumb ,and after fully filling the lungs, (not the belly breathing) breathe out slowly from the right nostril by closing the left nostril with the two ( left hand middle and ring) fingers. Now breathe in from the right nostril by closing the left nostril in the above manner and exhale from the left nostril by closing the right nostril with the right thumb. It completes one cycle. Do this for three minutes for two months then gradually increase to 5 minutes.

Do it two hour after eating or drinking. (Do it on empty-stomach) Do not eat for 15 minute after you are done. Better to lie down for five minutes after you are done. If you limit practice to maximum of five minutes, it will be the best.

The very first sign you will experience is lightness in the body and clearer thinking.

The practice of this breathing for a period of three to four months can open up thirty to forty percent of the heart arteries’ blockages. This pranayama alleviates all the diseases of the body, leads to the state of joy, enthusiasm for living , fearlessness, peace of mind and deep meditation.

Benefits:
-Hair will regrow within two months of practice.
-Body will go to it’s ideal weight by itself.
-Face becomes bright and luminous.
-Lost vision will return.
-Removes fear/anxiety of any kind.
– Aligns both hemisphere of the brain for full brain functionality
– Creates a deeper sense of well-being and harmony
– Helps alleviate migraines and headaches and frazzled states of being
– Works great in situations where you find yourself anxious, board and need grounding
-Blockages in the arteries of the heart are removed and the arteries become clean, making circulation unimpeded.

Ujjayi Pranayama

1. You can do this sitting, standing or walking anywhere anytime.

2. Inhale slowly through both nostrils, keeping the throat slightly constricted so as to make a gentle sound that will help you to feel the breath in the throat. The sound will remind you of ocean waves washing up the beach. Concentrate on the feeling of the breath moving in and out through the throat.

3. During inhalation do not allow abdomen to bulge out, let the chest expand.

4. After completing inhalation slowly exhale. (Either by both nostrils or by left nostril) During exhalation chest should go inside and abdomen should remain steady.

Remember :-

1. While doing Ujjiayi air should touch the throat.

2. Breath must be mentally locked in chest area. (Do not do belly breathing)

3. After practicing it for few days, knowing your limitations, keep the ratio between inhalation and exhalation 1 : 2.

4. In easy Ujjiayi Pranayama, inhalation and exhalation can be practiced by both the nostrils.

Benefits:
This simple practice has a subtle influence on the whole body. It calms the mind and has a soothing effect on the nervous system. Ujjayi is very useful for people with high blood pressure as it slows down the heartbeat. It has subtle effects on the flow of life force in the astral (energy) body and helps you to be aware of its movement within the sushumna (astral spine).

Video 1 Kapalbhati Pranayama – BSK Lyengar Pranayama

Video 2 – narrated in Tamil – Kapalbhati Pranayama – An ancient way to keep an individual’s body fit. 3:56 minutes running time


Video 3
– Conscious breathing – 2:28 minutes running time

Video 4 – Pranayama with Masterji II – 7:27 minutes running time – Change your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies through simple, focused yogic breathing techniques. Enjoy the first 2 beginners lessons of this dynamic yogic breathing instructional dvd – Brought to you by yoga.india.yogeleme.