The fire element represents heat, appetite, digestion and thirst and our Manipur chakra represents our ambition, our digestive and professional health, our advancement, and awareness.
Fire consumes and creates
Our sense of sight is involved, and we connect to our organs, and energy centres. We are working on a steady path of self-purification. It is extremely difficult if we tell ourselves that we are going to cleanse ourselves. Therefore we tackle our sadhana in a neutral way. We practice yogic breathing. It is very simple. When you inhale your stomach contracts, as your diaphragm is pressing down on your abdomen. You pause and then you exhale and your diaphragm pushes upwards and your abdomen expands. Practice 54 times, with a mantra. No errors.
What is happening here is that in the pause your mental, physical, and emotional digestion is happening. This is part of our breathing pattern, but we are always in a hurry. Now we are consciously practicing yogic breathing. We can do this several times a day. The outcome is that we are not wrestling with our thoughts all the time. We are not thinking about ourselves constantly. We are becoming open to others and our feelings are being reciprocated. We are reducing our karmas as we are not brooding over the past. Our prana is flowing in our system, unburdened and there is harmony within us.
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Nalini you wrote : „When you inhale your stomach contracts, as your diaphragm is pressing down on your abdomen. You pause and then you exhale and your diaphragm pushes upwards and your abdomen expands.“
Isn‘ t it that your stomach expands when you are breathing in, it conttracts when you are breathing out? Thank you for your wonderful daily writings….
Inhale while expanding the abdomen and the diaphragm will be compressing the abdomen. On exhaling, the diaphragm moves upwards and the abdomen will be contracted. Thank you for pointing out the error.