The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath: A Complete Manual of the Oriental Breathing Philosophy of Physical, Mental, Psychic and Spiritual Development

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Yogi Publication Society, 1905 - Breath and breathing (in religion, folk-lore, etc.) - 72 pages
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The Hindu-Yogi science of breath by Yogi Ramcharak is a beautiful elementary book for those who are interested in spirituality. It is a primer that outlines exercises sure to lead a seeker to a higher unknown path of self-realization and permanent bliss. It also enfolds how the energy latent in a person can be developed and put to good use for healthy living of the self and the community.  

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Page 56 - ... from the top of your head to the soles of your feet; invigorating, strengthening and stimulating every nerve; recharging every nerve center; sending energy, force and strength all over the system.
Page 7 - It still has some of the difficulties of warping the seats, causing leakage of the valves ; and when a valve leaks the amount of heat developed is tremendous. Once a valve starts to leak, it is only a question of a short time before it will be completely destroyed. The particular construction of cylinder just described is rather difficult to attach to its jacket ports. It is interesting to note one case at least in which a satisfactory attachment has been worked out, and that is the...
Page 45 - EXPANSION. The chest is quite apt to be contracted from bending over one's work, etc. This exercise is very good for the purpose of restoring natural conditions and gaining chest expansion. (1) Stand erect. (2) Inhale a Complete Breath. (3) Retain the air. (4) Extend both arms forward and bring the two clenched fists together on a level with the shoulder. (5) Then swing back the fists vigorously until the arms stand out straight sideways from the shoulders.
Page 17 - Prana is merely a form of energy used by the Ego in its material manifestation. When the Ego leaves the body, the prana, being no longer under its control, responds only to the orders of the individual atoms, or groups of atoms, forming the body, and as the body disintegrates and is resolved to its original elements, each atom takes with it sufficient prana...
Page 34 - Breath is: (1) Stand or sit erect. Breathing through the nostrils, inhale steadily, first filling the lower part of the lungs, which is accomplished by bringing into play the diaphragm, which descending exerts a gentle pressure on the abdominal organs, pushing forward the front walls of the abdomen. Then fill the middle part of the lungs, pushing out the lower ribs, breast-bone and chest . Then fill the higher portion of the lungs, protruding the upper chest, thus lifting the chest, including the...
Page 18 - ... spirit of life," which occultists claim is the same principle which we speak of as Prana. Prana is in the atmospheric air, but it is also elsewhere, and it penetrates where the air cannot reach. The oxygen in the air plays an important part in sustaining animal life, and the carbon plays a similar part with plant life, but Prana has its own distinct part to play in the manifestation of life, aside from the physiological functions. We are constantly inhaling the air charged with prana, and are...
Page 49 - Exhale the breath vigorously through the mouth. (5) Practice Cleansing Breath. EXERCISE IV (1) Lie on the floor with your face downward and palms of hands flat upon the floor by your sides. (2) Inhale Complete Breath and retain. (3) Stiffen the body and raise yourself up by the strength of your arms until you rest on your hands and toes. (4) Then lower yourself to original position. Repeat several times. (5) Exhale vigorously through your mouth. (6) Practice Cleansing Breath. EXERCISE V (1) Stand...
Page 69 - Breathe rhythmically until the rhythm is perfectly established. (3) Then, inhaling and exhaling, form the mental image of the breath being drawn up through the bones of the legs, and then forced out through them; then through the bones of the arms; then through the top of the skull; then through the stomach; then through the reproductive region; then as if it were traveling upward and downward along the spinal column; and then as if the breath were being inhaled and exhaled through every pore of...
Page 13 - ... forced out through the arteries on its mission of life to all parts of the system. It is estimated that in a single day of twentyfour hours, 35,000 pints of blood traverse the capillaries of the lungs, the blood corpuscles passing in single file and being exposed to the oxygen of the air on both of their surfaces. When one considers the minute details of the process alluded to, he is lost in wonder and admiration at Nature's infinite care and intelligence. It will be seen that unless fresh air...
Page 51 - Rhythm pervades the universe. The swing of the planets around the sun; the rise and fall of the sea; the. beating of the heart; the ebb and flow of the tide; all follow rhythmic laws. The rays of the sun reach us; the rain descends upon us, in obedience to the 60 same law.

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