BREATH– a powerful tool

You have an extremely powerful tool at your disposal to remove any anxiety from your mind and body– it is your Breath.
As long you keep observing  your breath coming in and going out, any problem ceases being a problem.It may be even our stammering. The technique is, you cannot focus completely on your breath and worry about your problem at the same time.
Try it. It woks.
Have a nice day.

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Post Author: Harish Usgaonker

9 thoughts on “BREATH– a powerful tool

    admin

    (August 28, 2014 - 7:13 am)

    Wow! Will try it 🙂

    admin

    (August 28, 2014 - 11:43 am)

    Yes absolutely right. Breath is only tool to control so many activities which is out of our control. Another article on breath by Sri M (mumtaj ali, writer of autobiography -apprenticed with Himalayan master) :Breath – key to body and mind
    The body has no intelligence of its own,
    except the autonomous nervous
    system, which does bodily functions like
    digestion that we have no control over.
    What do we do after eating ? We just
    put food into our mouth and after that
    we do nothing . Do we say “Now come
    on, pull this acid out, put that in,
    nothing; it happens on its own”.
    So something is looking after us.
    Although we think, we have full control
    over our lives. 75 to 80 percent of our
    lives is run by the unconscious part of
    our brain or mind or whatever you want
    to call it. We can chew food, that’s it, if
    the esophagus loses the ability to
    swallow, we can’t even swallow –
    that’s also connected to the
    autonomous nervous system, the
    peristaltic system.
    So what is it that we actually control?
    Circulation – we have no control. Heart
    – we have no control, it is beating from
    the time we are inside the womb till it
    decides to stop. Breathing – we have
    no control. Do we get up in the morning
    and say start breathing? And when it
    stops, it stops – we can’t say don’t stop
    – since we are not there. What you will
    notice is amongst all these things,
    breath is one thing which has a unique
    characteristic. It is normally not under
    our control but we can bring it under
    our control to some extent. Normally
    breathing is automatic but if we want,
    we can exert some control over it. We
    can start breathing slowly, hold it for
    some time, and exhale slowly. Breath is
    the only nutrition of our body which we
    can bring under our control and it is the
    most important nutrition. You can live
    without food, water for many days but
    not much without breathing. So we have
    an important key to reach that which
    controls our whole system – that is the
    breath.
    Breath is a very important link to the
    inner being, your inner consciousness. If
    you can become aware of your breath
    constantly, then slowly you can become
    aware of That which does all these
    things in us. It is a very good link. In
    fact it is the only link.
    Keep watching your breath as you
    breathe, be aware of your breath. Very
    soon you become the breath that is
    coming in and going out. Then you may
    realize that there is this whole Big
    Breath which is going on in the cosmos
    which is a part of you or you are a part
    of that.
    Puranas say when the Brahman
    breathes in, all the cosmos is gone, and
    when he breathes out, a new creation is
    born.
    by: Sri M

    admin

    (August 28, 2014 - 3:04 pm)

    It helps in breaking the -ve thought cycle momentarily and builds our conscience

    admin

    (August 28, 2014 - 3:24 pm)

    I agree.Breath has been used sinve vedic times for meditation that leads to calm and alert mind.
    Breath IN,Anxiety OUT !

    admin

    (August 28, 2014 - 4:22 pm)

    beautiful !!!!

    Sachin

    (August 29, 2014 - 5:32 am)

    Yes. Let us remember- to develop a high level of breath awareness, one must attend 3+ vipassana or aimilar courses and practice it for years.. Not easy but quite doable…

    admin

    (August 29, 2014 - 6:35 am)

    Thanks Hemant for such a beautiful elaboration on pure breath. Rightly said it is only breath which can be controlled to some extent , which in turn helps to control the mind. Our mind is the main culprit responsible for craving and aversions resulting in various miseries of life. Ultimately we can achieve salvation by taming our mind only. Now to be a mental slave or a mental master, the choice is Ours.

    admin

    (August 29, 2014 - 12:39 pm)

    Dr. Sachin, it is in fact a lifelong, ongoing process.By Vipassana mind is slowly and steadily purified at the deepest level.

    Harshvir

    (September 2, 2014 - 5:04 am)

    I fully agree that having control on our breath makes a lot of difference. Rightly Said by Jasbir Sir.
    Explaination by Mr. Hemant Kumar is awesome.

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