Tuesday, 04 November 2014
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I Have not been able to find any information regarding proper meditation breathing techniques from Gnosticteachings.org or SAW. This is an extremely important topic because if we are not breathing proper we cannot meditate properly. It is not possible to go into the deeper states of meditation and relaxation if you are straining while trying to meditate. This has caused me heaps of trouble and frustration personally, and I see others asking questions about breathing with no answers.

Abdominal breathing, and chest breathing are great for certain pranayamas, but if we want to completely relax our nervous system and allow deep relaxation so that we may get more out of our meditations we need to learn Diaphragmatic Breathing.

In diaphragmatic breathing, one does not move the abdomen or the chest at all. This is done by expanding the ribcage only.

It is not complicated, and the link below explains it very well. Personally, this has helped me vastly. I hope it helps you too!

9 years ago
When one is working with transmutation in a serious manner, such techniques are no longer necessary. This is because the transmutation of sexual energy — through pranayama and other techniques — produces a natural state of relaxation and deep breathing. This is why we learn to practice pranayama and vocalization before meditation practice: the transmutation naturally results in deep breathing and deep relaxation. Moreover, if one is working in a couple with sexual magic, this is even more powerful; going further, if the couple is accomplishing the initiations of Major Mysteries, the state of relaxation becomes increasingly and exponentially deeper. Therefore, the breathing exercises that were taught in the Piscean Era are antiquated and no longer necessary.

“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes.” —Demosthenes

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." —Samael Aun Weor

9 years ago
ok thank you
9 years ago
In our practices, we seek to awaken the consciousness and free it from conditioning so that it can see without filters of any kind. This is what samadhi is: the ability to perceive objectively.

These are the filters we need to extract consciousness from:

physical body (physical sensations, state of the body)
vital body (energetic sensations)
astral body (emotions)
mental body (thoughts)
causal body (willpower)

Each of them is filled with attractions — sensations — that hypnotize the consciousness.

Those who remain entranced by physical sensations maintain the consciousness as conditioned by physical manifestations. As such they remain unaware of the more subtle sensations in the vital, astral, mental, and causal levels.

Those who manage to free the consciousness being fascinated with physical sensations must then free it from the vital, astral, mental, causal. Each is more subtle than the previous.

All of this is what is discussed by the Buddha as "skandhas," and in vedanta as "koshas."

Therefore, knowing this science, it is enough to charge the consciousness with energy (via pranayama, transmutation, etc) and it can escape all these sheaths immediately, instantaneously, thus rendering useless all those breathing exercises. That is why you do not find the discussed here.

Stated by manner of analogy, one does not need to know how to put air in a bicycle tire if one is flying with wings.

Many people persist in those exercises, and that is fine, there is nothing wrong with them. The danger however is people remain focused on the breathing, the abdomen, the lungs, etc - i.e. physical matter — and never abandon it. That is why they never access the awakening of consciousness.

So, we simply prefer to get directly to the point.

“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes.” —Demosthenes

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." —Samael Aun Weor

9 years ago
thank you for the reply.
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