Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda


Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Easy Inspiration

January 11, 2019

     Even the anxiety to get rid of anxiety should go. This is possible if the mind realizes that the great wisdom and power which created you and me and the whole universe is surely capable of maintaining it.  This is not blind faith, but faith born of an inward vision.

     Breathing is an indicator of the state of the nervous system. The two are connected. If during the alternate nostril breathing, you watch the flow of breath, you know the state of your nerves! When one is agitated, the other is agitated to. Without the effort to "control" the agitation, if you go on with the conscious breathing, the agitation is reduced.

     Inhale through the left nostril and exhale through the right; now inhale through the right nostril and excel through the left. When this becomes easy, smooth and prolonged, try holding the breath for a few seconds. When this becomes easy too, then try holding the lungs empty for a few seconds after each exhalation; perhaps this will enable you to realize what prana is! Watch carefully: the power that demands the next inhalation is prana.

     If you want inspiration, breathe properly.  This is what 'inspire" means.

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