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The Breathing Process Shavasana Pose of Yoga

Query: 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 pranayama help?

Vijay Kumar:
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 yoga.

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 Almighty.

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 situation!

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 form!

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!

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May God bless all!

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Essay by: 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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