three yogic aids of Deep Breathing, Deep Relaxation and Deep
Contraction in daily life
you just learn about three wonderful yogic aids in meditation. Now in
the concluding part of this chapter, we shall see how to adopt a
practice of these yogic aids in our life.
You have learned the
arts of :
Deep breathing :
You have learned
how to adopt a habit of deep breathing that continues itself
automatically. The deep breathing keeps you energetic and vibrant
through out the day and helps in conservation of physical and mental
energy - a natural outcome of taking deep breaths.
have learned how to relaxed your body completely i.e .how to relax it
physically, mentally and spiritually. Deep relaxation is a great tool
for restoring our lost energy.
Contraction : You have learned
how to be physically fit and flexible and thus maintain a robust and
strong body. Deep contraction is a great tool for keeping
the body relaxed, flexible and healthy.
Well you can easily
adopt the above three habits in your daily life with a little effort.
All of us
: are breathing - a continuous process
All of us
: take rest and relax our body; and
of us : indulge in (at least) some form of physical
exercises to keep fit.
So we can easily use
the three yogic aids of deep breathing, deep relaxation and deep
Whenever you breathe,
(which you do always)- take deep breath. Initially allot a specific
time for deep breathing. For example perform deep breathing 15
minutes daily in the morning or evening. Then slowly increase your
duration. Always try to take deep breath. If you forget taking deep
breath, then as soon as you remember it, start again. With a little
practice and patience you can easily master the art of deep breathing.
Kindly follow the instructions given in the 'Pause Breath method' or
in the 'Pavlov method' . Soon you will make the deep breathing a part
of your life.
All of us take some
kind of rest for restoring our energy. So whenever you feel tired and
worn out at any point of time, instead of taking the usual rest you
take, just try a small duration of deep relaxation. You will be amazed
with the result. As you practice more and more, you will be able to
relax more deeply.
If you do some physical
work out daily, then include some contraction exercise of Deep
contraction in your fitness routine. The deep contraction will
immensely help you to attain a fit, flexible and healthy body. If
you do not do any physical exercise, even then you can perform deep
contraction exercises. As already explained in deep contraction, when
you wake up in the morning (which you do always ), do not leave
your bed without performing some contraction exercises. Further, you
can easily perform the natural stretches during any busy day. (I have
already explained it in detail in deep
contraction exercises )
Adopting these three
yogic aids in our daily schedule is not at all difficult. In the
beginning, you will have to make some effort. However, as explained
above, these three yogic aids does not require specific allocation of
time for them. By making slight modification in your daily life, you
can adopt these wonderful tools of self development. Using these three
aids is free, however, the profits you gain from them are invaluable.
I wish you all the best
as you embark on giving a genuine try to these three wonderful yogic
aids in meditation.
Next we shall learn
about some do's and don'ts in meditation. These instructions will
clarify your doubts about the timing, place and postures in
on timing, place and postures in Meditation.