Our human mind has the potential to change gears from negative thoughts to positive thoughts. But why do we find it so difficult to do that? It’s simply because we are not working towards improving our awareness. Observe your breath consciously and be aware of it every single moment, and you will be amazed by that blissful experience. But wait! It demands a very sincere and disciplined effort to do that. In my fortune-tuning sessions, we not only discuss monetary aspects but also practice pranayam regularly simply because there is more to life than just the financial aspect.
The subtler you breathe, the calmer your mind will be:
When we are stressed or anxious, our breath tends to become shallow and rapid, which can further fuel these negative emotions. On the other hand, when we take slow, deep breaths, it has a calming effect on the body and mind. This is because deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for relaxation and restoration. It also helps to lower heart rate and blood pressure. So, by mastering the art of subtler breathing, we can bring a sense of calmness to our minds.
Why is daily Pranayama important?
Pranayama is not just a breathing exercise, but it’s an ultimate way to explore the inner self if you can practice it regularly. We can say it’s the practice of controlling the breath in yoga and meditation. Daily pranayama can help to refine and stabilize the breath, leading to a subtler and more controlled breath. This subtler breath can help calm the mind and bring a sense of balance and focus. By focusing on the breath and controlling it through the various pranayama techniques, the mind becomes less distracted and more present at the moment. This state of calm and focus can then lead to a greater sense of clarity and overall well-being.
Breath is a tool to change gears:
By intensely focusing on our breath with a few minutes of Pranayama regularly, we can interrupt the cycle of negative thinking and give ourselves a chance to shift our perspective. This can be especially helpful when we’re feeling overwhelmed or caught up in negative spirals of thought. By bringing some awareness to our breath and using it as an anchor, we can create space between ourselves and our negative thoughts and respond consciously.
Still, have doubts?
Okay, as long as you doubt everything without taking any action, you will never find any answer. So, experiment with it for a week, and all your doubts will be clarified. In the worst case, what you will lose is a few minutes a day for just seven days. But once you get initiated into it by someone who has been practicing it for years, and you practice it with utmost discipline, you will never feel your breath in the same way, and it’s an absolute bliss every single moment!