If you do concentration and meditation
Pranayama, comes by itself. The
breath becomes slower and slower.
We will practice this Pranayama daily
unconsciously. When you are reading
a sensational story book or when
you are solving a mathematical problem
your mind is really very much
absorbed in the subject matter. If you
closely watch your breath on these occasions, you will find that the
breath has become very very slow.
When you see a tragical story being
enacted in the theater or a film-
show, when you hear a very sad
striking news or some bad tidings,
when you sled tears either of joy or
sorrow, or burst into laughter, the
breath is slackened-Pranayama come
by itself. In those Yogic students
who practice Sirshasana, Pranayama
come by itself. It is obvious from
these examples that when the mind
is deeply concentrated on any subject
the respiration slow down or stops.
Pranayama is being done automatically
Mind and Prana are intimately
connected. If you turn your attention
to watch the breath on these
occasions, it will regain its
Pranayama comes by itself to those
who are deeply absorbed in doing
Japa, Dhyana or Brahma-Vichara
(Enquiry of Atman).
Prana also fans the mind. If there
is no wind, fire or light gets
steady. Hatha Yogins approach
Brahman by controlling Prana. Raja
Yogins approach Brahman by
controlling the mind.
In this Pranayama you need not close
the nostrils simply close the eyes
if you practice it in a sitting
posture. Forge the body and
concentrate. If you practice this
during walking , just feel minutely
the movement of the air that is
inhaled and exhaled.
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