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|The unity breath||Cerebral breathing|
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This form of meditation has been taught to Drunvalo Melchizedek some time ago by an ascended master, Sri Yukteshwar, who has been the Guru of Paramahansa Yogananda. Sri Yukteshwar appeared unexpectedly one day during Drunvalo´s meditation, while preparing for a workshop. "What ever you've planned, forget about it", he said to Drunvalo. "Go out and tell the people the following..." Then he gave Drunvalo the following meditation. He mentioned, that this form of meditation belongs to the highest levels of Krija-Yoga and that now the time has come, to spread this meditation all over the planet. In unity with unconditional love it can lead you to an unbelievable positive kind of transformation, that changes everything in your life and perception of the one reality. Nothing will ever be like before. It is an honor for us, to present you this kind of meditation.
The prana tube
First of all, we
have to mention the prana tube and its meaning. The whole thing concerning
the prana tube is very complex, but a short overview is sufficient, because
all necessary data are stored and available in your subconscious mind.
Due to that, your subconscious mind knows very well what to do, while
you are meditating. Prana (also referred to as Chi, Od, Ether, Orgon,
Ching,) is the universal life-force energy itself. It enables the existence
of all life everywhere. Without food, a man can survive for several weeks,
without water for several days, without air a few minutes, but without
prana life itself is impossible. Caused by our normally poor breathing
technique, by mistake we breathe prana together with air through our nose
into our body. Due to that, a very important organ in our brain for spiritual
awareness and growth is not sufficiently provided for: our pineal gland.
It is located exactly in the geometrical center of the head and has the
form of an eye. It is hollow, has a lens and color receptors, but is facing
upwards. For what purpose? To enable spiritual awareness and psychic abilities.
Caused by our erroneous breathing technique, we misguided the prana stream
and descended into polarity consciousness, we lost our perception of the
unity of all life everywhere. But with the right breathing technique,
we can correct this "mistake" and regain our spiritual awareness; it's
possible with this kind of prana breathing. Basically it is important
to know, that the prana tube runs parallel to the spine (see picture).
It has its top exactly one hand span over the top of the head and ends
exactly one hand span below the feet. If you put your thumb and middle
finger together at the tops, building up a ring, you see the exact dimensions
of your prana tube. It enters the body through the top of the head and
through the perineum. It's located a little in front of the spine, between
spine and the center of the body. So, the pineal gland is located directly
inside the prana tube. When we breathe prana through the tube
But back to our meditation.
It is important to know that our energy or prana is always following our
attention. It follows our mental pictures and emotions.
Starting up our meditation
requires a quiet place, without disturbances like doorbells, telephones
etc. Your favorite meditation music is very helpful, if you don't have
any, play some classical music like Mozart, Bach or Beethoven. Ignite
a candle as a symbol for the Light of the One, burn some incense, if you
want to. Meditation music is helping us to activate the right brain. As
you may know, our brain is divided into two parts, the left and the right
brain. The left brain is responsible for all logical things like science,
communication and so on, the right brain is responsible for creativity,
emotions, music, arts etc. The more both hemispheres work together in
synchronicity, the most efficient our brain works, that's scientifically
Take place and make
yourself comfortable. There's no specific meditation position required,
although it should help you to relax and go inside. But it should not
be a position, where you can fall asleep. The best thing recommended is,
to sit in an upright position, spine up, as far as possible. Take some
deep breaths, relax, and listen to the music. Let your breathing follow
its natural pattern. Imagine a place, where you have been very happy in
the past, maybe at the seaside or wherever.
The Unity breath
So, we are now floating inside the prana streams of Mother Earth and Father Sky. But receiving something includes also giving away something, that is a kind of mental law. If you receive something, you have to give away something. So, the last step in our meditation is, to give all life everywhere back all the love and support, they gave to you. Therefore imagine another sphere of golden light, growing out of your heart chakra. Let it become strong, let it expand until it is a great sphere of golden light, with a diameter of approximately 60 feet. Fill this sphere with all your love for all life everywhere. Create ecstatic emotions of unconditional love and let them fill up your sphere until it is nearly exploding. And than give it a bang, let it explode, all the love and blessings penetrating the whole creation in a single moment, let this love and light flow through the whole creation within the speed of a thought. It is a miracle moment: if you do this in the right way, God himself is breathing through you...Nothing more to say, feel the result inside yourself, and we don't need any more words... The results, achieved by this kind of meditation, are most important for anybody. Because they help us to remember, who we really are, and where we came from. Have fun and a good journey into your own self wishes you the team of the Phoenix-Friends.
Our whole body structure
is in rhythmical breath motion. Each breath stimulates an electromagnetic
field across the upper body, which modulates the transfer of signals that
continually communicate up and down the intricate spinal column. The central
nervous system and the body's cellular structure are sensitive to internally-generated
and external electromagnetic signals. The living cells are detectors of
weak, periodic electric fields.
All of the planets and most of their moons have fundamental frequencies which align exactly within our spectrum of prominent brain-wave rhythms. The body reverberates with the wind of electromagnetic Light; every cell listens to the drumbeat and sings its own unique chord, inducing resonant vibrations throughout the quivering cellular molecules. Your conscious attention watches the swinging gate of breath and selects the cohering rhythm to align your bio-system. A rhythm of alternating cerebral dominance exists in humans. This rhythm is tightly coupled with the nasal cycle, which shifts in airflow through the left and right nostrils. Greater EEG amplitudes of one brain hemisphere correspond to predominant airflow in the opposite nostril. The nasal cycle is known to be regulated by the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Forced nostril breathing in one nostril produces a relative increase in the EEG amplitude in the opposite hemisphere.
A number of different
research laboratories have reported evidence of the existence of a natural
rhythm with ultradian periodicity of alternating dominance between the
two cerebral hemispheres in awake humans. EEG experiments have also provided
evidence for rhythms of alternating cerebral cortical activity during
sleep, which are coupled to the phases of REM (rapid eye movement) and
nonREM sleep cycles.
The nasal cycle is regulated by the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the ANS. Unilateral sympathetic dominance produces vasoconstriction and decongestion in one nare, while a simultaneous parasympathetic dominance exists in the other, producing a vasodilation and congestion of that nare, thereby reducing airflow. Recent studies of the nasal cycle comparing plasma levels in the venous circulation demonstrate alternating levels of norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine on the two sides of the body with the rhythm of the sympathetic activity in the nose. In addition, the observation of color change in newborn babies has been confirmed to be in rhythm with nasal alternations. The hypothalamus may be responsible for regulating the cyclical changes in nasal resistance. Experimental evidence shows that the hypothalamus does directly influence the sympathetic innervation of the nasal mucosa. A lateralized vasoconstriction on one side of the brain and the relative dilation of blood vessels on the other may be the means by which a central mechanism regulates the alternating dominance of the cerebral hemispheres. The endogenous rhythm of alternating cerebral dominance is tightly coupled to the nasal cycle; this suggests that unilateral, forced nostril breathing does selectively alter the pattern of cortical dominance as exhibited by EEG amplitude activity. Enhanced cognitive performance was correlated with forced breathing through the opposite nostril, and forced nostril breathing exercises produce a shift in the dominance of the EEG amplitudes in the two hemispheres.
An untrained individual can use unilateral forced nostril breathing to alter their cerebral activity. The increased EEG amplitudes reflect enhanced mental activity. The testing of performance efficiencies of verbal and spatial tasks during both phases of the nasal cycle resulted in demonstrating that verbal efficiency is greater while the subjects were breathing primarily in the right nostril and that spatial skills were enhanced during left nostril dominance. The experiments with unilateral forced nostril breathing help to further define the relationship between the nasal cycle and the alternating of EEG activity on the two sides of the brain. This inter-hemispheric association has been proposed to determine a given individual's mental perspective at any given moment. The nasal mucosa is one of the most abundant tissues that is innervated by both the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Greater airflow or decongestion in one nostril is regulated by greater sympathetic activity in the nasal mucosa of that side. Congestion or diminished airflow is maintained by enhanced parasympathetic dominance. Enhanced sympathetic dominance in the nasal mucosa would correspond to greater sympathetic tone in the ipsilateral hemisphere, and therefore, lesser blood flow and mental activity.
performed to investigate the possible effects of altering the natural
phase of the nasal cycle on the pattern of EEG activity in the two hemispheres.
The results indicate that forced nostril breathing through one side can
generate a relative increase in the EEG activity of the opposite hemisphere.
The consistent and selective effect of forced uninostril breathing in normal subjects on the general pattern of EEG activity in the hemispheres suggests the possibility of therapeutic approaches to states where hemispheric dysfunction has been shown to occur. Schizophrenia is associated with greater left cerebral hemisphere dysfunction and depression and other affective disorders are associated with greater right hemisphere dysfunction. Cases of acute personality shift was also accompanied by an immediate shift in nasal dominance. The data from these studies clearly suggest that individual conscious awareness and control of the breathing rhythms offer a means of synchronizing ones attention with the body vibrations, the cellular rhythms and the mental activity. In addition, this cyclical awareness offers a means of selecting types of mental activity and enhancing its probable output efficiency.
When the poles last
shifted in 1O,5OO B.C. and we fell in consciousness, Drunvalo says we
stopped breathing in the ancient way that we had practiced for so long.
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