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On Sunday, we talked about consciousness, life, the breath and much more. By the way, did you know that the breath connects life with consciousness.

The breath functions as a bridge, says Thich Nhat Han.

That is why I always tell you that when your mind is controlling you, you can use your breath to grab consciousness – the ball of light – and make it do what you want it to do instead of letting that ball of light bounce around in all directions of the mind. 

The breath as a tool. You don’t need anything else to stay in reality, here and now. Everything outside reality – like the thoughts in your head – is unreal, dark and dead. It is not life.

Upanisad 1:3, 28 says freely translated:

“Bring me from the unreal to what is real, bring me from the dark to the light, bring me from death to what does not die.”

Therefore, this week we are going to train the standing “ha” breathing. Yes, another new breathing exercise: pranayama. It thoroughly cleanses the respiratory organs and promotes blood circulation and the functioning of the abdominal organs. The cleansing effect of the “ha” breath changes depressing and uneasy feelings into those of positive well-being. 

I look forward to seeing you again this week.