Yoga
Prana Yoga or Pranayam
Breathing Exercises

(Teachings by Saint Germain, Djwal Kul,

(Teachings by Saint Germain, Djwal Kul,

Paul the Venetian and more)

A Gift of the Holy Spirit -- The Holy Breath

Table of Contents:

        1. Conscious Breathing or Breathing with Awareness,            

        2. Belly Breathing or Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing,

        3. The Energizing Breath,

        4. The Rhythmic Breath or Sacred Fire Breath,    

        5. The Balancing Breath or Alternate Nostril Breathing,

        6. The Liberty Flame Breath or Threefold Flame Breath,             

 Introduction:

        These breathing exercises may be done sitting down, lying down, standing in one place, or while walking or hiking.

        Breathing exercises can increase our energy, help us to look and feel better, improve our health, and help us to maintain our harmony.

         The approach here is the Five E’s Approach, that is:

Easy, Enjoyable, Energizing, Effective, and Enlightening.

        Also, the approach here is a gentle, gradual, and step-by-step approach. Do what you can, but don’t overdo it.

        Also, regular practice can be of great benefit, that is, once or twice a day for five or more days a week. 

1. Conscious Breathing or Breathing with Awareness

        Conscious breathing or breathing with awareness is a most important first step for energizing the body, slowing down the breathing, and helping us to relax. Conscious breathing can help us to breathe deeper and fill the lungs more completely. Conscious breathing may help to give us a greater mastery in all areas and help us to have a greater harmony.

Conscious breathing may help us to have more energy or fire of the Holy Spirit. 

It is an important practice and can be done as often as we want.

Practice: A good general rule is to sit or lie down in a good relaxed posture, with the back relatively straight. Let our mind relax and be conscious of our breathing, or breathe with awareness, as long as we want. We can practice this at least twice a day in the beginning, once in the morning and once in the evening, and then gradually include additional times when we practice during the day, such as, at times when we take a break. During our practice, we can be aware of the movements of our stomach, we can be aware of the air flowing in and out through your nose, etc.

2. Belly Breathing or Diaphragmatic Breathing

        Belly breathing or deep diaphragmatic breathing is simple, good breathing and should be natural to all. In belly breathing we gradually expand the stomach and the air flows in through the nose, and then gradually contract the stomach and the air gradually flows out through the nose or mouth. The air can flow out through the nose or we can “purse” the lips “as we were going to do a soft whistle” and blow the air out through the mouth. Blowing the air out through the mouth can help extend the breath and help in the gentle cleansing of the lungs.

Practice: Practice, when appropriate, as often as we want and whenever we want.

Note: Elizabeth Clare Prophet taught “belly breathing” before teaching us Djwal Kul’s breathing exercises. 

Introduction to Saint Germain’s Breathing Exercises

given in the ‘I AM’ Activity

The following described breaths, numbers 3,4, and 5 below, with some additions, modifications, and further explanation, are the ones Saint Germain gave in the ‘I AM’ Activity.

If the students will use these breaths regularly, they will find great assistance and purification coming into the physical body. Much can be corrected or changed in the physical body by the giving of your affirmations or decrees, holding your harmony, and the use of these three breaths, but it takes your conscious attention and application.

        Give all of these three breaths on an even count – either two, four, six, or eight – depending on the length of time you can comfortably hold the breath: then as you progress you can increase the count. While using these breaths, it is important to keep your attention upon your “Mighty I AM Presence” and issuing some affirmation that has an even number of syllables or counts within it, such as:

1.     I AM all Light. (4 counts)                                     

         1     2      3     4

         I / AM / all / Light/, or

         I AM all Love. (4 counts)

2.      I AM all Light right now. (6 counts)                

        1     2     3      4        5        6

         I / AM / all / Light / right / now/.

        I AM in Love with you. (6 counts) 

                I AM twin flames in Love. (6 counts)

3.     I AM the Light of God held high. (8 counts)

          1     2     3       4       5     6      7       8

        I / AM / the / Light / of / God / held / high.

        I AM all God’s Balancing Breath (8 Counts)

        1   2     3      4        5      6      7     

        I/ AM / all / God’s / Ba / lan / cing / Breath. 

        I AM the Breath of Cosmic Peace. (8 counts)

        1    2      3       4        5     6       7       8

        I / AM / the / Breath / of / Cos / mic / Peace.

        “I AM” all Light, “I AM” all Love. (8 counts)    

        Note: The first two affirmations can be combined for another 8 count affirmation.

        Use whatever affirmation appeals to you as long as it has an even number of syllables – you can use longer affirmations as you are able to hold the breath longer.

        Also, when you feel there is a certain mastery gained from using the other affirmations, you may want to try the 8-count affirmation:

        I AM Alpha and Omega. (Given by Djwal Kul)

3.  The Energizing Breath

        Take a deep breath filling the lungs, hold a moment, issue your affirmation for the acknowledgment of whatever Perfection you desire; the blow it out very slowly (like you were going to whistle, but you don’t.)

        Keep repeating this for ten or twenty times; and regardless of how tired you may be, you will find it energizes the entire body. Strive to keep your attention on the “Mighty I AM Presence.” You can do this exercise as you are walking, riding, or wherever you may be, just so you do not make yourself conspicuous to other people.

Practice:

1. Take a deep breath filling the lungs.

2. Hold the breath, and while holding the breath, issue one of the affirmations for the acknowledgment of whatever perfection you desire. The affirmation is done mentally or silently, not aloud.

3. Then blow the air out very slowly through the mouth, like you were going to whistle, but you don’t.

Note:  Repeat this exercise as many times as you are comfortable. Not only can you do this exercise sitting down or lying down, but you can do it walking, riding, or wherever you may be, just so you do not make yourself conspicuous to other people.

4. Rhythmic Breath

Say mentally the affirmation on the inhalation of air into the lungs; hold for an equal number of counts, issue your affirmation again; exhale and issue your affirmation; hold again for an equal length of time and issue your affirmation (all mentally or silently – not aloud.)

Repeat this exercise several times to begin with, until you feel a balance coming within your body. You can increase the count from time to time as you learn to hold the breath longer.

There is not a thing you cannot change in your bodies; but it must have regular and systematic attention. If there is pain in the body, use the Balancing Breath. Feel and visualize the Golden Flame flow through every cell of your body, and as it passes through the flesh, visualize the Golden Flame standing around the body like a Golden Sun.

Practice:

1. Breathe in slowly and say one of the affirmations, mentally or silently, not aloud, while inhaling,

2. Hold the breath and do the affirmation while holding the breath,

3. Breathe out slowly, preferably through the mouth, and do the affirmation while exhaling,

4. Hold the breath and say the affirmation.

Note: Repeat this exercise as many times as you are comfortable.

Note: Elizabeth Clare Prophet taught a similar, but a more advanced exercise than this one. It is called Djwal Kul’s Breathing Exercise, and is given in the Decree Book as Decree 40.09. 

5. The Balancing Breath or Alternate Nostril Breathing

Hold the right nostril shut and inhale a deep breath through the left nostril as you issue your affirmation. Then hold the breath while you issue your affirmation. Exhale through the right nostril, issuing your affirmation as you do so. Then hold the breath for the same length of time, issuing your affirmation.

Repeat this exercise through the right nostril and keep alternating until you have gone through the exercise as many times as is comfortable. You will soon be able to increase the counts and find a balance coming into your bodies that has not been there before.

Practice:

Note: If you would like, you can use the fingers of the right hand (or the left hand) to alternately close and open the nostrils. The little finger and the finger next to it (or the index finger) of the right hand, can be used to close the left nostril, and the thumb can be used to close the right nostril.

Preliminary: Breathe out or exhale.

1. Hold the right nostril shut (with the thumb of the right hand) and inhale a deep breath through the left nostril as you issue your affirmation (mentally or silently – not aloud).

2. Hold your breath while you again issue your affirmation.

3. Close the left nostril (with the little finger and the finger next to it, of the right hand) and exhale through the right nostril, issuing your affirmation as you do so.

4. Then hold your breath for the same length of time, issuing your affirmation.

5. Hold the left nostril shut (with the little finger and the finger next to it) and inhale a deep breath through the right nostril as you issue your affirmation.

6. Hold your breath while you again issue your affirmation.

7. Close the right nostril (with the thumb) and exhale through the left nostril, issuing your affirmation as you do so.

8. Then hold your breath for the same length of time, issuing your affirmation.

Note: Repeat this exercise as many times as you are comfortable.

Note: Elizabeth Clare Prophet also taught us a very similar exercise called Djwal Kul’s Alternate Nostril Breathing.

        Anyone who will use these three breaths as given above will find the body coming into balance, and many old conditions just fading away – but these three breaths must be given systematically. Do not hold the breath at any time longer than is reasonably comfortable!

        Enjoy the breaths, and be well, be happy, and be whole.

        And if you would like, feel free to share them with others.

Note: The three breathing exercises above, numbers 3, 4, and 5, were based on teachings from the Voice of the “I AM,” of the “I AM” Activity.

Enhancements, modifications, additions, and rearranging them in a better order were done by William Star, to make these exercises better and easier to use and understand.

6. The Liberty Flame Breath or Threefold Flame Breath

        Paul the Venetian asks that you use your breath to make the Liberty Flame or Threefold Flame (Blue/Gold/and Pink) a part of you and through the use of this four-part breath, your sphere of influence. This breath is very similar to the rhythmic breath that is above. 

Practice:

1. Inhale while affirming: I AM inbreathing the balance of love, wisdom and power from Beloved Paul the Venetian.

Note: During the inhalation, bring the flame into the body.

2. Hold the breath while affirming: I AM absorbing the balance of love, wisdom and power from Beloved Paul the Venetian.

Note: During the holding phase, blend the energies with the flame.

3. Exhale while affirming: I AM expanding the balance of love, wisdom and power from Beloved Paul the Venetian.

Note: During the exhalation, expand the flame around you and the space you are in.

4. Hold the breath again while affirming: I AM projecting the balance of love, wisdom and power from Beloved Paul the Venetian.

Note: During the holding phase, project the flame as far into the world as you can. 

Note by William Star: This breathing exercise was based on information on the website: www.mastersretreats.info/Liberte.htm.  

The Beloved Maha Chohan has said: “Let there be parallel paths of the science of the spoken Word and of breath and of yoga and of physical exercise, so that there is a knowledge and an understanding of the release of the power of God in balance to wisdom and love through the chakras of one’s being—the heart, the throat, the third eye, and the crown.

  Let all come into an understanding that there is a masterful path of the release of God’s light on a daily basis. And the absence of exercise—of a spiritual type, mind you—the absence of that exercise causes a decrease in the flow of energy and then sometimes the bottling up of that energy...   (Pearls of Wisdom, Vol. 26  No. 46, November 13, 1983)

Three Additional Affirmations To Help Us to Breathe Better

I AM the energizing breath, I AM the rhythmic breath, and I AM the balancing breath.

I AM the perfectly controlled breath of my body.

I AM able to breathe perfectly and normally.

An Interesting Teaching on the Heart

Lanello’s Message # 11

through David Lewis

            Study the Heart and become Masters of its pulsations, its movement and its cycles. For in embodying the fullness of God’s heart, you understand the revolutions of the flow of light-giving essences to the entire creation. And you can also externalize this process as you internalize the great in-breath and out-breath of the pulsating Heart of God.”

An Interesting Teaching by Saint Germain

from the book, The Magic Presence

        "Love, Divine Mind, and Prana are one in the static or still state. Through the conscious action of the Individual, Divine Love, consciously directed, becomes Love, Wisdom, and Power -- in action. This is why Divine Love, consciously directed, to accomplish things, produces such marvelous results. It becomes Instantaneous and All-powerful, as soon as the outer consciousness ceases to limit."

Note by William Star: Doing these breathing exercises and doing the Decree 0.07A, I AM THE LIGHT OF THE HEART, by Saint Germain, may help us to understand and use the teaching above.   

Note: From a yoga viewpoint these breathing exercises are called pranayam. They may also be done with hatha yoga, that is, the yoga exercises, postures, or asanas, or they may be done after or before a hatha yoga session. I, William Star, have practiced yoga since 1970 and taught yoga since 1975. If interested, the following is some additional offerings for you:

Remember: Things go better with breathing exercises!

Take time to breathe!

        For those who think they don't have time to do breathing exercises, it is important to remember that whatever time you spend doing breathing exercises, you will generally have that much more energy or time during the day, or need that much less sleep at night, so the general rule is that you will truly gain by doing breathing exercises.

        Any constructive feedback, thoughts, or ideas regarding this teaching are welcome.

Note: One meaning of the word "SMILE," is

"Sending My Infinite Love Everywhere," so we can affirm:

I AM a beautiful smile, and I AM Sending My Infinite Love Everywhere.  

God Bless you, I Love you, God Loves you, and I thank you.

Healthy, Happy, and Holy Breathing to You!

Always Victory and Always Love! 

We welcome the knock, We welcome the phone,

We speak the word, Welcome Home.