Do you understand the power of your breath?
Breathing is something we’ve done without cease since the moment of birth. It’s no wonder most of us don’t even notice we’re doing it.
Ascension is all about piercing the veil of the unconscious with the light of our consciousness. It’s about becoming increasingly self-aware.
In our collective state of unconsciousness over the past thousands of years, we’ve been shallow breathers, unaware of our breathing and how it affects us. When we’re unaware of breathing, it’s almost always because our attention is diverted to thoughts. The body breathes instinctually. However, we need to train our minds to breathe, as well.
Yogis have been practicing pranayama (breathing exercise) since ancient times to increase the space between thoughts and quiet the mind. They understood that the lungs were designed to be used to their full capacity, and that full, deep belly breathing was the key to physical, mental and spiritual health.
Breathing is a Superpower and Healer
Breathing is what connects us to the higher dimensions within ourselves because it allows etheric energy exchange (“communication”) to occur. Your breath is spiritual energy. In the sanskrit language of the ancient yogis, “prana” means “breath” and is synonymous with “spirit” or life force energy.
When you breathe, spirit energy feeds into your energetic body.
Consistent deep breathing allows you to transcend automatic thoughts based on subconscious programs. If you’re suffering from any mental issues related to overthinking or negative thinking, consistent, deep breathing will change your life—and over time, heal anxiety and other conditions.
With prolonged, slow deep breathing you will soon begin to access the intuitive abilities of your higher mind. What does this look like? It looks like synchronicity in your life, as if the universe were guiding you every step of the way. You “see” or “know” things intuitively. This allows you to take action without expending as much energy on thoughts and decision making. You feel like an artist at work in their creative flow.
When it comes to physical health, breathing also has the power to heal you. When you consistently breathe to your full capacity, you’re taking in enough etheric energy to purify your energetic body.
Since your energetic body is the blueprint for your physical body, it also detoxifies and energizes you. Every disease is caused by a dam in the flow of energy. Increasing your oxygen intake is like throwing gasoline on a fire. It increases your life force energy, healing blockages and thus allowing oxygen to penetrate cells that were deprived of it.
As I mentioned, ascension is all about becoming more self-aware. On this path of self-realization, your Kundalini energy is activating. Kundalini is a transmutational energy that moves through the body-mind (the energetic body), dissolving any blockages.
How did blockages get there? Blockages are stagnant energy made of suppressed emotions we try so hard not to feel. When you’re cleaning a room, things tend to get messier before they get cleaner, right? The same goes in energetic healing.
As our Kundalini energy activates, these emotions will come to the surface and need to be expressed in order to release. We do need to express them, no matter how scary this may be — and suppressing them will only become increasingly difficult.
It’s no wonder that at this time, more people than ever are suffering from anxiety, panic and depression.
Here’s where breathing is a godsend. Deep breathing quiets the thoughts triggered from negative emotions, while improving your energetic body’s ability to transmute low-frequency energy. Knowing this power of your breath can make your ascension experience a lot easier, and you can literally breathe your way through ascension!
This is how women manage to birth babies: by tapping into the breath. As we a birth our new selves, the more we tap into our breathing, the easier the labor will be.
Start Breathing Deeply Now
Here are some tips for changing the way you breathe:
- Use your belly. When you expand your belly on an inhale, your diaphragm is opening your lungs wider to receive more air.
- Fill your lungs as much as you comfortably can. Take a breath that is truly deep, but don’t strain yourself.
- Exhale completely. Fully emptying your lungs allows for a complete exchange of fresh air.
- Breathe through your nose, unless it’s constricted. Your nose has a built-in filter–those little hairs called cilia.
- Improve your posture to increase lung capacity. When you slouch, your rib cage collapses over your lungs, minimizing lung capacity. Good posture has a ripple effect on your overall health.
With conscious effort, you will master your breath one day at a time. If you’ve breathed consciously a little longer today than you did yesterday, you’ve increased your self-awareness. As we ascend, the flow of breath through our entire being expand to match our expanded awareness.
By: Ascension Lifestyle Contributor Lindsay Haskell
Lindsay Haskell runs the blog and YouTube channel called Magnetic Mama, and hosts the Self Mastery Podcast with Magnetic Mama. She’s published several ebooks on Amazon on personal development, health and spirituality.