Yoga Breathing for Positive Energy

Most of us who study Yoga breathing have been taught that an abundance of Prana (vital air or vital energy), can be found at the ocean, lakes, large open fields, and in the mountains. Although the air is different, this same positive energy can be found where people assemble for a positive reason.

For example:

people practicing yoga

When people assemble to meditate or pray. You can feel it in your home, at a church, mosque, temple, shrine, ashram, seminar, martial art’s hall, etc.
This is when people bond in a mass for the common good. The energy can be used to help humanity and our planet for the best.

You can project this energy outward by acts of kindness every moment of your life. This is not to say, you allow yourself to be abused. You can be kind to everyone who comes into your life, without becoming a doormat.
You have influence over a limited number of people who you see in a day. Why not make every contact a harmonious and positive experience?

Some examples would be:

  1. Stop making foul gestures, becoming angry, and swearing when another driver on the road has irritated you.
  2. Don’t take advantage of respect with anyone.
  3. Treat everyone as special no matter what their economic status.

In regard to your next question: What is the mystery behind attracting positive energy?

To be honest, there isn’t one, but I will give you the formula. Firstly, you have to realize that you have infinite potential, and it comes from within.

You also have unlimited potential from the outside, when you engage in prayer, and meditation, on a daily basis. Prayer and meditation will positively charge you, and you will contribute to the benefit of others as a result of it.

In turn, all of this helping of others will result in finding people around you who are more than willing to give you a helping hand.

The following ideas will cultivate positive energy around you.

Make it a point to wake up in the morning with excitement and say hello to everyone you come into contact with. This goes for the security guard, janitor, maid, garage attendant, cashier at the store, and anyone you may overlook in the course of your day.

  • Stop criticizing your family members, co-workers, friends, and associates.
  • Be diplomatic first, before giving any advice.
  • Let your family know that you love them every day.
  • Be sincere and treat everyone as important.

Take time to give to people. This doesn’t have to be expensive. You could give a sincere compliment, a card, a letter, or flowers.

Become a trustworthy partner with family, friends, co-workers and associates. Set goals – whether they are tangible or not. It is a healthy practice to have goals at any age.

The final results will be that your positive energy will attract positively charged personalities and successful people will seek you out. If this is a major change for you, it will not happen overnight.

positive energy

Why should you become an eternal optimist?

Every one of us has a choice. When you fall down, you must pick yourself up. You can’t blame life’s hurdles or obstacles you have to find solutions to get over, around, under, or through them.

Focus on your past achievements and learn to be happy with yourself. Everyone has failed, at some point, but we must constructively learn from our experience.

Your individual approach, to life’s daily obstacles, is the gateway to success or failure. Therefore, success is a matter of choice.

Breathing exercise 1

Sit upon a pillow on the floor with your legs crossed and the back straight.

Empty your lungs completely. Breath in counting to 4. When breathing in, try to do it in three stages that proceed smoothly into each other:

Use first your diaphragm so that your stomach moves out. Then fill further by using your chest muscles. Then complete the filling by using the muscles around your shoulders.

Hold your breath counting to 16. Then breath out counting to 8. When breathing out, try to do it in three stages that proceed smoothly into each other:

Use first your diaphragm so that your stomach moves in. Then empty further by using your chest muscles. Then complete emptying by using the muscles around your shoulders.

Breathing exercise 2

Sit upon a pillow on the floor with your legs crossed and your back straight. Take 10 rapid deep breaths in and out after another, but not so rapid that you get strained or breath incompletely.

When breathing in, try to do it in three stages that proceed smoothly into each other. Use first your diaphragm so that your stomach moves out. Then fill further by using your chest muscles. Then complete the filling by using the muscles around your shoulders.

When breathing out, try to do it in three stages that proceed smoothly into each other. Use first your diaphragm so that your stomach moves in. Then empty further by using your chest muscles.

Then complete emptying by using the muscles around your shoulders. After the last in-breath, hold your breath with your lungs filled counting to 10. Then breath out.

Breathing exercise 3

Sit upon a pillow on the floor with your legs crossed and your back straight.

Empty your lungs completely. Close your left nostril with the fingers of one of your hands. Breath in through your right nostril counting to 4.

When breathing in, try to do it in three stages that proceed smoothly into each other:Use first your diaphragm so that your stomach moves out. Then fill further by using your chest muscles then complete the filling by using the muscles around your shoulders.

Hold your breath counting to 16. Then close your right nostril with your fingers. Then breath out through your left nostril counting to 8.

When breathing out, try to do it in three stages that proceed smoothly into each other. Use first your diaphragm so that your stomach moves in. Then empty further by using your chest muscles. Then complete emptying by using the muscles around your shoulders

When you have breathed out, repeat the exercise, but this time begin by closing your right nostril first.

Relaxing at the end of the series:

When the series is done, then lie down upon a carpet on the floor and relax for 2-5 minutes. This relaxation will increase the effects of the exercises and make you recover if the exercises have made you tired.

Concentrate upon relaxing your legs first, then your lover body, then your upper body, then your arms and shoulders, and at last your head and face.

When the whole body is relaxed, try not to think about anything, and relax your whole body even further. Then lie some time in this relaxed state without thinking about anything.

Conclusion

Build positive energy

To build positive energy for pursuit of common goals and success, you need a support group. Find and seek out like-minded people.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general.

I will answer all the comments on my website personally so drop me a line below if you have any Yoga questions or comments.

I’m happy to help any way that I can.

Namaste Shane

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice.  Always consult your doctor or a dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

2 thoughts on “Yoga Breathing for Positive Energy”

  1. Hey Shane! Very nice post on yoga, I enjoyed reading it. I am more of a mediation guy myself but from time to time I like to incorporate some yoga movements into it. It is particularly useful when I feel extra stressed or anxious. Also, I have seen that people tend to respond better to yoga than to other methods of relaxation, probably because it requires more effort to stay still and clear your mind rather than to liberate energy by moving. What do you think? In any case, thanks a lot for the information!

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    • Hello Alex, 

      Appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my post. 

      Strange as it may seem, you are correct in saying it requires more effort to still the mind. 

       I have progressed with my asanas over the years, but still struggle with the monkey mind. 

      Namaste Shane. 

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