Breath

 

Genesis Chapter 2, verse 7:

“God formed man from the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
and the man became a living being.”

Breath.  Soul.  Spirit.  Life.

Interchangeable concepts in the original languages
of not only the sacred texts of Islam,  Judaism and Christianity

but also

in the languages of the scriptures of the Vedic religions
and its many descendants

Not only interchangeable concepts, but continuous realities as well

Stop breathing, and you stop being alive. Your Soul / Spirit leave
your body. Your body returns to the dust of the ground from which it
was formed.

Breath at one level comes to us automatically, as long as we are not
afflicted with one of the many conditions or diseases that affect
our ability to breath.

Breath that promotes life,

that strengthens our Soul / Spirit

That Centers us in that place where our Spirit touches the Divine

That fills us with growing and flowing Light and Life

Must be learned, and practiced.

* Pranayama *

a grammatical conjunction between two concepts in the Sanskrit

Prāna: life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath

āyāma to exert mindful control

Pranayama is the most basic step, the first skill, to be learned
and practiced on an ancient Spiritual Path referred to as Raja Yoga.

The awareness of the Breath

The discipline and Control of the Breath

Bring us to focus on ourselves at the Present Moment

To leave off thoughts distractions and Attachments

To achieve Focus, and Peace

Pranayama promotes our physical and spiritual wellbeing
and enables us to begin to learn Non-Attachment.

Learning and Practicing Non-Attachment is the key to
wellbeing and Happiness.

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