Breathing Practice for the Clarification and Resolution of Problems In order to be able to resolve a problem, no matter what type, there is one thing of primary importance – RELAX. To relax means to expand, to unite. Those who are unable to relax are also unable to meditate.
Breathing Practice for the Clarification and Resolution of Problems
A simple and quick way to relax is through concentration on the breath. For this, bring your attention to the process of breathing and the spreading of the breath outside the body. Inhale clarity and pure light into the whole body, and relax the body with a long, complete exhalation. Then hold the breath for a short while – for as long as is comfortable – until the impulse to inhale occurs spontaneously. Release yourself from all negative thoughts and problems, and expand your consciousness into infinity.
- With the inhalation imagine: “I inhale the entire Cosmos – everything exists within me”
- With the exhalation think: “ I exhale the Cosmos – the entire creation comes from me”
- With the retention of the breath: “I am everywhere. Everything exists within me, and I am also everything that exists outside of me. I am one with everything”
Trātaka - Concentration on a Point or on the Flame of a Candle
Further Exercises that work specifically on the Āgyā Chakra
- Nādī Shodhana Prānāyāma (Purification of the Nervous System)
- Bhūmi Pād Mastakāsana (Head and Feet on the Earth)
- Yoga Mudrā (Forward Bend Sitting on Heels)
- Shashankāsana (The Hare)
- Shirshāsana (Headstand)
- Nāda Sanchalana (Sound Exercise, eg singing OM)
- Kapāla Bhāti Prānāyāma (Purification of the Frontal Sinus)
- Ākāshī Mudrā (Looking to the Sky)