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the Science of Pranayama

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  • satkartar7
    If you do concentration and meditation Pranayama, comes by itself. The breath becomes slower and slower. We will practice this Pranayama daily unconsciously.
    Message 1 of 1 , May 30 9:14 PM
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      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
      normal state.

      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.
       

      the Science of Pranayama by
      Swami Sivandanda
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