Friday, June 16, 2017


Try Spiritual Breathing To Raise Your Awareness

An ancient Vedic practice that has been used for millennia to increase overall wellness is Spiritual Breathing. Spiritual Breathing has been realized as an emotional, physical, and spiritual practice by almost every culture around the world since recorded time began. 

There are very powerful energies surrounding us. The air, for example, contains such energies, a fact attested to by most major spiritual traditions. The Hindu notion of "prana", which means breath, refers to the energies carried by the air. The Hindu word for soul, "atman", also means breath.

Many other cultures recognize the close relationship between "breath" and "soul" energies. The Christian Prayer of the Heart, Gregorian Chant, the Sufi Zikr, and the Yoga of Pranayama are practices all centered on the relationship between breathing and increasing wellness - mind, body, and spirit.

At time in the past, when you've become stressed, has anyone ever told you to "breathe", or "Take a deep breath and count to ten"? Well now you know where those phrases originated and why it is good advice. 

Spiritual Breathing enables more of the vibrant, healing energies to be drawn into us from the air and raising our vibration. In contrast with the practice of "conscious breathing", in Spiritual Breathing we direct our attention to the energies in the air we breathe, rather than simply to the physical sensations associated with breathing. We then set our intention to heal with the aid of these energies.

Focus on the Energy

We intentionally draw the energy into us, infusing our body with that energy. We can capture the energy and carry it into us as we inhale. Alternatively, we can focus our attention as a “filter” placed in the nostrils to release the energy as the air enters the nose. The energy that we breathe forms an inner atmosphere, which holds the healing properties of the energy.

We reach out, with our attention and intention, from this inner atmosphere and draw the energy into us. As we exhale we re-focus our attention, allowing the negative energies to pass out of our bodies and out of our mouths through our open hearts. In turn, this raises our awareness of self.

As we become aware of this energy, we discover an unmistakable and wonderful flow of energy in our breath, strengthening our alignment with the Universe. We can feel a vibrational shift. But this shift is never automatic; it requires intention and attention... as well as practice.

Spending a little time each day on this practice proves invaluable in filling us with the sensation of a shift and establishing our connection to our higher selves. And with more practice, you can learn to direct this energy to specific points in your body. This will help you to localize healing.

Spiritual Breathing Exercise 1

  1. Find a place to relax undisturbed for at least ten minutes. 
  2. Sit in a comfortable position and clear your mind. 
  3. Once your mind is clear, set your intention to absorb healing energy.
  4. Use your imagination and visualize shimmering particles of energy entering your body as you inhale. 
  5. Allow this Universal energy to spread throughout your body, first from your center, then spreading outward through your limbs. 
  6. As you exhale, imagine those shimmering particles absorb the negative feelings and energies and push them out through your mouth as a cloud of black smoke. 
  7. Allow the cloud to dissipate into nothingness. 
  8. Continue this exercise for 10 minutes or until you can no longer feel any negative energy in your body. 
  9. If your mind wanders, gently return it to your breathing. 
  10. Focus only on the energy during inhalation and exhalation. 

Is the inhale smooth? Is the exhale smooth?

If you have trouble synchronizing your breathing with the energy flow, please use the .gif below...

If, after practicing this exercise each day for a week or two, you still find the energy flow elusive, please drop the exercise and consider returning to it again at another time.

If you would like professional guidance, you can try this Free Meditation

Keep in mind the many spiritual traditions affirming the benefits of spiritual breathing. As you become more practiced, your ability to contact and absorb the energies will grow. Then this will begin to resonate in your overall state of wellness.

Stay Zen!

Joe Vulgamore CHT is is a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, and Holistic Healer. He is author of the Best-selling book "Alignment- Law of Attraction and the Seven Universal Laws" and "Powerful Powerful You - Understanding Your Power". For almost 30 years, Joe has helped thousands of people from over 14 countries, across 5 continents, to make life-transformations through one-to-one coaching, books, and workshops.

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