In Gita 5:27, 28 Lord reveals a Meditation technique.

Shutting our all external objects, fixing the vision between the eyebrows, making the inward and the outward breaths move within the nostrils evenly, the sage, who has controlled the senses, mind and intellect, who is bent on liberation, who has cast away desire, fear and anger, ie ever liberated. (Gita 5:27-28)

Lord says ” Praanaapaanau samau krtvaa naasaabhyantaracaarinau,” Here the emphasis is prana “life-force breath” The life breath exhaled is “praana”, while the breath inhaled is “apaana”. The speed of the exhaled breath is fast, while the speed of inhaled breath is slow. In order to regulate the process of exhalation and inhalation so that both of these may take equal time, first the “apaana” breath is inhaled with the left nostril (shutting the right nostril with the thumb), then the praana breath is exhaled, through the left nostril.

This process of exhalation and inhalation, should take equal time. Through constant practice the flow of the praana and the apaana breath becomes regulated and even, gentle and subtle. When there is no sensation of air inside or outside the nostril and in the throat, it should be understood that the flow of the praana breath and the apaana breath has become regulated and even. When this flow becomes even (because of the aim of God Realization), the mind starts meditating on God. This control of the breathing process, has been described here, because it plays and important role in the path of meditation.

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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