Pranayama

Pranayama

Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force. Pranayama is the working with the breath in a way that activates the vital energy, the five pranas of the system, as well as moves the lymph and increases oxygen in the system. Pranayama is defined as yogic breathing exercises often used to activate the Kundalini energy. Pranayama is very important, and generally increases the prana of the mind and helps expand consciousness. Pranayama purifies the annamaya kosha, the kamamaya kosha, and especially the manomaya kosha. The manomaya kosha is […]

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Oxygen-The Life of the Party

Oxygen is the life of the party. Without oxygen there would be no party. Oxygen strengthens all of our systems – metabolism, mental functioning, cell regeneration, vitality, and anti-aging. Oxygen is the element of enthusiasm and youthfulness. If there’s an excess of oxygen, we tend to get excesses of those characteristics such as being too optimistic and expansive. These people tend to be completely led by feelings and instincts because the brain is overstimulated. In oxygen deficiency, on the other hand, we have people who are nervous, stubborn, hypersensitive, and have an increased amount of bacterial and fungal infections, as […]

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Scientific Support for Collective Meditation-Prayer

The following is an excerpt for Dr. Cousen’s book Creating Peace by Being Peace The Peace Every Day Initiative has been deeply inspired and validated by many scientific research projects that clearly demonstrate the power and effectiveness of group meditation-prayer for creating peace. The idea that a critical mass of meditators being peace in a specific population area can create positive social change has been supported by more than 300 studies. For example, in 1973, Dilbeck and Associates found in twenty-two similar cities,with populations of approximately 25,000, in half of those cities, where 1 percent of the population was practicing […]

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Peace is the One in front of the Zeros

There are different levels of understanding of how to go about achieving peace. Most important is quieting our mind in order to access this inner peace. It is the metaphorical One in front of the zeros. The Six Foundations and the Sevenfold Peace are about accessing this inner peace. The Six Foundations are as follows: Spiritual Nutrition and Spiritual Fasting Building Life Force Energy through Pranayama, Yoga Asana, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, jumping on a Rebounder (bringing the oxygen in), etc., Service and Charity, Working with a Spiritual Teacher; Tuning into the Ancient Scriptures to get a framework of the […]

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