Our breath is everything, it is our life. Recent pandemic times have shown us how we might take our breath for granted, as the virus is very interested in our lungs. So many of us may also be unaware that we can have a relationship with our breath. A very intimate soft quiet experience that lands us very much into the body, within our body, within our sense of ourselves.
Your breath is your Prana, the life force gifted to you at birth, that first breath in you take.
How you experience your life is how you breathe. Breathe deeply and have a deep expansive experience for your life. Breath shallow, and you might expect to experience a shallow time of it.
The breath is the portal to the now, the very present being of you within you.
Breath manages our minds, creates changes in our hormonal flow, boosts our wellbeing both physically and mentally. When we work with our breath we are working with the Divine in the human body that lives in the spinal cerebral fluid in our spinal pulse.
“The pelvic bone is where the breath of life is triggered and where the breathing power of the pranic body is found. The lungs are cleansing processors, the diaphragm is an aid to that process, and it is through the spinal column that the energy flows.”
Kundalini Yoga Breaths
Your Breath is the bridge between your physical body and your subtle body. To put this another way, your breath is an incredible tool to manage your emotions and mind.
Pranayama is another word for breathwork; breathwork is learning to be aware of your breath, have an awareness of your breath, and ultimately, have a relationship with your breath.
It’s great to get to know breath work tools tips and techniques. very specific ones, so that you gather the tools to create change within yourself, for yourself, by yourself so that you can be yourself.
Your rate of breathing and your state of mind are inseparable.
The slower your rate of breathing, the more control you have over your mind.
The mind follows the breath, and the body follows the mind.
Breathing in Kundalini Yoga
Meditation makes use of what we already have: breath, emotions, thoughts, our body.
Eastern spiritual literature refers to the mind as ‘the monkey mind.’ It literally jumps crazily from place to place – especially in meditation (!!) starting with your prayer then vacillating swiftly to the supermarket shop, the school run, worrying about a loved one, unsent texts, or emails. Your mind is as agile and as restless as a monkey until trained.
Do not be afraid of meditation. We have what we need within us, and we work with what we have.
We work with Kundalini meditations which often have Mudra, arm positions, mantras and Drishti (eye gaze) and mostly, they are very simple. You will love them! The music is fabulous too.
Join me for a wonderful 60 minutes. It will give you space to listen to yourself.
Emma Ropner at YogaSpace Yorkshire beings 4 weeks of studio breath classes for beginners on
January 12th 2022
£48 for 4 classes
Book online on Emma’s Whole Self Hub
Breath is the Place to Start
The first and last things we do in this physical lifetime are to take a breath. Along with oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, the breath contains prana, the life force. We are regularly taught we can’t live without oxygen; it is also true we can’t live without prana, the vital force that energizes the mind, body, and consciousness.