Meditation och andning



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Meditation Andning
The unity breath Cerebral breathing
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The Unity Breath

from Drunvalo
The Unity breath from Sri Yukteshwar and Drunvalo Melchizedek
Written by Sheetam Ra, edited by Eric Hammerin



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
(air normally through nose, prana by imagination through the tube), we also provide the pineal gland sufficiently with prana and energy. By the way, along the prana tube the so-called chakras are located. That the prana tube and the chakras are real, was actually proven by scientists with a sophisticated microwave-detecting device. They could measure the energetic interference between higher dimensions and our dimension. Every higher-dimensional energy has its connection to the lower dimensional levels, and that is detectable. This interference happens in the microwave range, a band of frequencies, which was a long time undiscovered, because of lack of equipment. But today we can observe this spectrum of frequencies very well. And those techniques are now so far advanced that a technician can read your mental, emotional and spiritual condition only by looking on his computer screen, watching the pictures of your chakras. Thus, what the so-called clairvoyant people and aura-readers have told us in the past, was proved correct right now.

The Breathing

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.
To regain the right way of prana breathing and to reactivate the pineal gland requires our ability of imagination and breathing. Our breathing should follow the instructions of Pranayama that means, that we breathe deeply and consciously and in a certain way. If you start breathing, at first empty your lungs completely. While inhaling, first fill your belly with air, then your diaphragm, and then your chest. Exhale as you like. While inhaling, we imagine the Prana entering our body coming down along the prana tube from above into our head, and from the bottom up the prana tube, through the perineum. Both prana streams meet in the heart chakra, the center on your sternum. The prana should be imagined as bright as flashlights. In the middle of the body, where the prana streams meet, a bright, golden ball of light is emitting this incredible golden, bright light. Its diameter is two hand-spans, but the radiation goes out much further. This imagination combined with this Pranayama breathing is forcing the prana to flow in the appropriate useful way.
The same procedure is also going on, while you're exhaling. It doesn't matter, if you inhale or exhale, the prana is flowing all the time in the same direction, from above and below, meeting at the heart chakra, radiating love and light to all life everywhere. Once the flow of prana is established, it will continue to flow for approximately 48 hours automatically. Only three breaths a day keep it flowing, and this alone can change your whole perception of the one reality, and your entire life will shift onto the positive side.

The Meditation

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 proved.
This is also the principle of the so-called Super-learning.

The Preparations

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.
It can be a purely imagined scenario, but it is important, that you feel well. Go into this emotion, feel the beauty of that place, smell the air, feel the sun on your skin, hear the birds singing in the sun, and feel well. Become aware of the surrounding beauty and increase the positive emotions that you have, as far as possible. Feel the love for Mother Earth and her beauty, feel her love and thank her for all, you've ever experienced on this beautiful planet. Send this love and gratitude for Mother Earth along the prana tube right down into the center of Mother Earth. She's really a mother, and she is aware of her children. And she loves you and all her children, and as an answer to your input, she will reply to you with her kind of love. And you will feel it, if you are openhearted, no doubt about it. Feel it, go deep inside, be thankful for the spiritual gift you are receiving. You will receive her divine love, and her Yin - Energy, the Mother aspect of all what there is, and it will open up your heart. Without interrupting the love flow to Mother Earth, concentrate on Father Sky.
It is the symbol for all male aspects of creation. Imagine all the stars, the galaxies, the angels and all divine beings, feel the love and gratitude for their help, guiding you safely through all past lives and the present incarnation. Increase this love and send it up the prana tube, up to the skies. There, at a height of approximately 60 miles,
it will pour out as golden light all over the world. Listen inside, you will also receive an answer from Father Sky.……

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.


Bob Frissell: Nothing In This Book Is True, But It's Exactly How Things Are
( Frog Ltd., Berkley, California, USA 1994 )
Drunvalo Melchizedek: The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life - Volume 1
Drunvalo Melchizedek: The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life - Volume 2
(and lots of other publications on Drunvalo's Homepage)
Copyright (c) 2000 the Phoenix-Friends




Cerebral breathing

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.

Earth and solar-system extremely low frequencies (ELF) are absorbed within the cell's structure and supply the energy to do the work of the cellular functioning.
Your breath rate sets the body rhythm; the music of the Earth seems to control this biologic functioning. The heart muscles resonate at a fundamental node frequency within the spectrum associated with the planetary circumference. The heart muscle crystals serve as sensory receivers and energy transducers. The blood acts as an important carrier of bio-information throughout the body. We move and live within a vast spectrum of electromagnetic vibrations which continually communicate with our life structure.

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.
This rhythm of the Central Nervous System (CNS) demonstrates a tight coupling of the brain to the nasal cycle, where greater EEG amplitudes correspond to enhanced airflow in the opposite nostril. The nasal cycle describes an ultradian rhythm of the relative efficiency of breathing in the left and right nares with an average period during waking of 2-3 hours. The ancient yogic literature also describes this alternating breathing rhythm with suggested period alignment with the external planetary and cosmic 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.

Experiments were 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 effect appeared to be generalized across the entire hemisphere. The effects of the breathing exercises produced almost immediate changes in the EEG activity. Experiments have shown the activating effect of hyperventilation through the nose (as opposed to oral breathing) on EEG activity in the cortex in human and nonhuman species. This suggests that the EEG activity is produced by a neural reflex mechanism in the superior nasal meatus. This activating effect could be elicited by air insufflation into the upper nasal cavity without pulmonary exercise. Researchers did find activation of cortical activity by deep nasal and /or uninostril breathing as opposed to oral breathing.

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.
We started breathing in the way that we do now, which is very unusual.
Hardly anyone else in our universe breathes this way.

In general, there are two things which we take in when we breathe. There is air and there is prana. Prana is life-force energy itself, more vital than air for our existence. Prana is not just in the air, it is everywhere. There is nowhere that it is not; it even exists in a vacuum or a void.

Prana exists as an energy field connected so closely with spirit that spirit cannot exist without it. If you take air away you have a couple of minutes before you die; if you take water away you have even more time; and if you take food away you have more time still, but if you break prana from spirit, death is instantaneous. So taking in prana with breath is a crucial act in sustaining our form of life.

We are supposed to breathe such that while air comes in through our mouth and nose, we take the prana in through the top of our heads—that is, what once was the soft spot on the top of our heads. Simultaneously, we take the prana in from below through the perineum. The prana channel through the body is about two inches in diameter and extends one hand length above the head and one hand length below the feet. It connects with the crystalline grid around the body. The prana then comes from above and below the body and meets in one of the chakras. The chakra in which the prana meets depends on where you are mentally, emotionally, and dimensionally "tuned." This is a very specific science.

After the poles shifted we stopped breathing in this manner and started taking in the prana through our mouth and nose directly with the air. The prana then bypassed the pineal gland in the center of the head. The pineal gland is an eye, the third eye, not the pituitary gland. It is shaped like an eyeball, round, hollow, and with a lens for focusing light and color receptors. It is designed to receive light from above to go to every cell in the body instantaneously. As it is shaped like an eye it is also a vesica piscis, the image which comes out of the first day of Genesis.
This geometrical shape is the beginning of all creation, and contained within it is
all sacred information of the universe.

When the pineal gland is not activated, however, it turns off. Normally this gland should be about the size of a quarter but in us it has become the size of a pea because we haven't used it for about 13,000 years. The direct result of turning off the pineal gland is polarity consciousness—good and bad, right and wrong.
Because of the way we breathe we see things in terms of good and evil, but in fact there is no such thing as polarity. Everything actually has three components—the holy trinity—and no matter what polarity you think of there will be a third element to it; for example, with hot and cold, there is warm, up and down gives you middle, etc. From higher dimensional levels of existence polarity is just an illusion. Unity is all there is; there is just one God and one Spirit that moves through everything.
All that ever occurs then is occurring because of the one God.

On our level of existence we interpret things differently. We think we see good and evil. What is really going on, however, is timing. The forces of polarity are necessary for the proper functioning of the universe.
Remember, the dark forces do everything they can to hinder a particular area of consciousness, be it on a planetary or individual scale. The light forces do everything they can to encourage consciousness expansion and awareness. This opposition causes consciousness to move upward at exactly the right pace. In the birth of a child, for example, nine months is the proper time, not three months or fifteen months. The forces of polarity cause the child to be born at exactly the right time.

So given where we are, we need to see good and evil and be aware of them, but we also need to recognize that the presence of God is in every situation and that there is a reason for everything that happens. We need to see that everything is whole and complete and perfect and that there is nothing wrong no matter how bad or how good it may seem. We need to see that life engenders a deep conscious aspect that is everywhere.
In our state we tend to think that we live inside this body, that everything "out there" is separate from us, and that our feelings and thoughts don't manifest beyond ourselves. We think that we can hide our thoughts and feelings and they have no impact "out there." This is simply not true. Everything that we think, feel, and do is creating our whole world all the way out to the most distant stars. We are creating everything in every moment, more so than we could ever imagine.

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