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Application - that is what 'Workings-days' are about!

Another of the saadhana prompt-words was "BREATH". We take the breath so much for granted. It almost works on autopilot. Almost. We actually need to remember to breathe. More correctly stated, we need to remember to breathe properly. Deeply, slowly, fully.

Praanaayaama is yogic science and it can take a lifetime to master it. However, we can all do the basics of sitting straight, shoulders back, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. Expanding the lungs right down to the diaphragm. Remembering that it is the bellows muscle and that our shoulders ought not to be doing the work. If we breathing only in the top of our lung, the shoulders will 'heave'. This is a normal condition if we are in defence mode; but if it has become our normal, then we are depriving ourselves of proper oxygenation, not to mention the associated relaxation.

Breathwork has been covered in AUM-day posts. It is not a new concept and neither is it difficult. Remembering to practice it is the main issue! Be sure to spend at least five minutes of each day concentrating only on your breathing. When it is done well, it brings about a sense of peace and a centring of focus essential to spiritual attunement.

Neglect it at your peril.

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