How do we breath properly so as to awaken our soul atman? By purely practicing breathing and thinking of GOD
almightly, do we self realise? Must we practice in a yoga posture, corpse pose? Does breath of fire and
The question is not of breathing but who breathes! While lying in the
Shavasana pose of yoga... we need to concentrate on the process as a whole! We need to think... who is it
that is breathing? From where does the breath enter and where it goes. Cycling the whole breathing process...
automating the whole breathing process rhythmically is the essence of
Pranayama contains the complete essence of breathing process. Some people
call it Raja yoga... others vipassana... the essence of all processes is inhaling and exhaling rhythmically!
Once the inhaling and the exhaling process have been stabilized... we need to concentrate on God
Lying in the Shavasana pose of yoga... our goal should be... who am I...
how am I associated with the soul atman residing within my heart! What is the significance of life! What is
our relationship with different forms of life... the insects, plants and animals! The deeper we dwell in
thoughts... clearer becomes the working of the cosmic system.
Day by day... month by month... year by year we attain purity of thought
by concentrating on the breathing process. The essence of all yoga is attaining absolute purity. Whether we
lie down in the Shavasana pose of yoga or while standing... yoga meditation can be performed in any
All yoga postures relate to maintaining a healthy body! It has been
stipulated in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita that spirituality simply does not dwell in a sickly body. Different
forms of yogic exercises help us maintain our calm. Aerobics simply helps maintaining the body... yogic
exercises not only maintains the body but helps maintain mental balance too. Aerobics never helps establish
control over the five senses and the mind but yoga does!
By proper combination of yoga meditation... one can slowly subdue the
senses. Absolute control over five senses is required before we establish firm control over the mind.
Controlling the five senses is the biggest task of all. Thereafter follows the mind! Every moment thousands
of thoughts pass through our brain. We need to curtail them all.
By proper combination of yoga meditation we need to stop the influx of
thoughts to our brain. This helps us reaching the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi early... rather the stage of
Nirvikalpa Samadhi is reached only after we master the five senses and the mind. For establishing control
over five senses and the mind we need to invoke positive thoughts all the time.
Lying in the Shavasana pose of yoga we need to cut across the shackles of
the five senses that control a human being. One by one slowly we proceed ahead on the spiritual pursuit of
life. Self realization nee enlightenment is a long journey ahead. It simply cannot be accomplished in one
life... the reason why God Almighty ordained an earthly journey of 12.1 million years in the human
Realizing self in one life clearly depends upon the will power and
restraints exercise by one! Restraining the wanton desires... greed for materialistic riches... the inflow of
negative thoughts... indulgence in unrestricted sex (a bar on the path of celibacy) are some attributes one
need exercise on the path of spirituality.
The whole path of spirituality can simply never be defined. As many human
beings... as many paths to God Almighty can there be! Everything depends upon our working conditions... the
environs... the social structure... our relationship with people and so on. Nothing in the field of
spirituality has a definite structure!
Something that requires to be accomplished within 12.1 million earthly
years... if we need to reach the goal within one life span of 70 to 80 years... we definitely need to make a
killing somewhere! Everything in the cosmic domain is very flexible... one can always mould the conditions
depending upon the situation!
I would also like to clarify here that it is not our soul atman we're
trying to awaken. Our soul atman is not only indestructible... it is the main spirit behind every human being
nay every living being! The human form is simply a garment for the soul atman within. By removing the
impurities within the soul atman... we remove the impurities within our real self... we shall ultimately
realize our real self... our soul atman within!
The moment all impurities within soul atman remove... we regain our lost
pure pristine original form... we become a pure soul atman! The question of awakening our soul atman does not
arise! The concept of the human body and the soul atman is very complex... not easily understood yet, for
most serious seekers of spirituality... inferring the truth behind is not difficult!
Be it yoga meditation... be it practice of celibacy... the efforts
involved in awakening of the Kundalini... whether it be taking control of five senses and the mind or
stopping the inflow of irregular thoughts to our brain... the effort at every stage of life is reaching the
end of the journey... realizing our real self by removing the impurities the dross within!
The first step in the journey is traveling the path of absolute
truthfulness! There is not one attribute practicing which one gains enlightenment... there is never a list...
all depends upon what phase of life we are passing through. If I am on the karmic scale of 8.399990 in the
present life, I have 10 more lives to go to reach the 8.4 millionth stage when one gains enlightenment
automatically. What if I am traveling at 7.399990!
I again repeat... following the path of truthfulness and maintaining
purity of thoughts is extremely essential to proceed on the path of pure spirituality. The practice of
absolute celibacy simply helps awakening of the Kundalini and expediting our spiritual journey. Those who do
not practice celibacy also continue on the spiritual path the longer way!
More The Breathing Process related links...
Shavasana Pose of Yoga
Meditation - Shavasana Pose Yoga Neti Dead
Pose - Nirvikalpa Samadhi Sahaja Samadhi -
Meditation Techniques Guided Meditation -
Practicing Neti Path of Neti Maharishi
Ramana - Pranayama
Systematic Rhythmic Breathing Neti Savasana - Yoga and Meditation How to Meditate Hinduism -
Bhakti Yoga Path of Bhakti Jnana Yoga
May God bless all!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of The Breathing Process explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on shavasana pose of yoga can be found at : Meditation Techniques
... Vijay Kumar - 13 June 2010.
Full text of query: How do we breath properly so as to awaken our
soul atman? Can it be done through our daily routines of life? Must it be a quiet environment or is it all
depending on us?
By purely practicing breathing and thinking of GOD almightly, are we able to self realise? or must it be practice
in a yoga posture, corpse pose? Does breath of fire and pranayama help?
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