Listen, it is urgent to breathe.
Breathing is our birthright, but unfortunately 99% of us forget how to breathe in this age, either we lock the air in our heart, trap it at the throat or simply stop it instead of circulate it naturally to our belly. Be honest to yourself and recall the last time when you feel stressed, nervous, angry or sad, were you breathing?
It‘s crucial and urgent we put breathing into practice now as I believe it’s the ultimate way to a stress free living, allow us to pause, be conscious on what is happening in our mind, cultivate calmness and further realise our true purpose of life.
Pranayama vs Breath of Bliss
When I start sharing Breath of Bliss in Hong Kong, I found many people get confused on what it is. "Is it like Pranayama in yoga?" or "is it the same as meditation?". Actually, they’re completely different, I’d like to explain it in details today.
First of all, may I invite you to imagine these tri-color quinoa as your emotions, they’re energy that trapped subconsciously inside you. The red represents emotions we suppressed since we were young, the black represents shadows of ourselves that we constantly escape from, the white represents the golden projections that we think we don’t have inside us. Keep it short and simple, they’re the root causes of your stress.
Pranayama and Breath of Bliss are 2 scenarios serving the same purpose on calming you down when you're stressed, while the process and end results are very different. I made this video to give you a bigger picture on what is happening in these 2 scenarios.
In the process of pranayama, it produces more CO2 and gives you a meditative feeling instantly by controlling the breath. Personally, I love using it as a daily practice to maintain balance and healthy state of mind.
While Breath of Bliss is one type of breathwork that we do it in ceremonial form, in this process more O2 is produced causing rapid healing to take place and connect body, mind and spirit. We let go of control, surrender whatever meant to reveal to us comes by not holding breaths at any point and keep inhale and exhale circulated. It induces an alter state of consciousness and activates the process of purification and emotional release. I personal use this as my regular practice to achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and capacity for self-healing and awakening which helps me fully embody what dr. Wayne Dyer mentioned,
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change".
I hope you now have a new concept on what Breath of Bliss is, and the different between pranayama or meditation practice. To me, both of them are good practices bringing us back to peace, my suggestion is to combine them both in order to live your life to the fullest.
Try Breath of Bliss or other breathwork modalities to assist you finding and releasing the root causes of your emotions so they no longer needs to come back with different forms of projections and patterns. At the same time, incorporate pranayama into your daily practice to help you maintain the steady peace of mind.
May we take a slow deep breath together right now, may we abide in peace, harmony in our life and always be at ease.
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