3 June 2021
So the lockdown’s extended, and I’m organised appropriately!
For me that means being consciously relaxed and energised and grounded. I make a point of consciously relaxing my bottom jaw and breathing deeper and more symmetrically through the nose ongoing, and I soften my physical eyes.
By doing these few simple things, consciously, you will also ensure that you engage your higher mind and your vital energy – your shakti.
By breathing deeper, more rhythmically and more symmetrically through the nose ongoing, your breathing will have enough amplitude and energy to power your whole brain and therefore create for you a feeling of harmony groundedness and awareness, and the ability for you to make good decisions, because you’re now in synchronicity with universal consciousness.
If a person has shallow breathing, breathes erratically or breathes through the mouth, a depletion and disturbance will be created in that person’s energy flow. Thus only allowing for that person enough energy for their mechanical, thinking frontal brain, to operate.
The frontal brain’s tendencies are to continually think, worry, fear and doubt, thus that person will become angry, blame other people and things very easily. Thus reacting instead of responding.
With the whole brain working, it means that you’re now in the space of awareness. Which means that you’re in tune with the frequency and resonance of universal consciousness, or what’s really happening on a bigger picture in life or more holistic and universal level in the world around you and in yourself. Thus enabling you to now respond instead of react.
This of course is your parasympathetic nervous system or more holistic approach to everything. This energy creates integration and understanding.
Breathing fully, rhythmically, symmetrically through the nose ongoing will once again, line you up with universal consciousness by releasing nitric oxide through your nose and thus permeating your whole bloodstream and aligning all the systems of your being, and energising your whole brain. Therefore making your frontal brain quieter and not as predominant.
This won’t happen if you breathe through your mouth, or if you stop breathing or breathe erratically – there’ll be no nitric oxide, no whole brain, no shakti. Predominantly, a dysfunctional sympathetic nervous system in overdrive – constant fight or flight.
As I said in the video, by smiling gently to yourself, you should feel, if you’re conscious enough, a subtle opening in your heart area. When you smile gently to yourself, you bring all these areas into play – heart, subtly letting go, lightheartedness, softer eyes, more rhythmic, deeper, subtler breathing ongoing, and an expanded perception of consciousness ongoing.
The action of smiling gently to yourself is a subtle thing, however its actions should be able to be felt on all these levels in yourself.
By consciously, deliberately relaxing the physical eyes and the bottom jaw and breathing deeper, symmetrically through the nose ongoing, you therefore allow the parasympathetic nervous system to begin functioning properly, and your whole brain to engage and work more fully ongoing.
We’ve been practically working on this experience and understanding in the classes at Yogareal Studio before lockdown, by using the balls to do postures on. Thus enabling the breath to be stronger, more rhythmic and symmetrical ongoing.
The main thing is to keep smiling gently to yourself and breathing a long balanced breath through the nose ongoing, thus accessing your nitric oxide, and feeling uplifted, vital and conscious.
This way you very easily navigate the ups and downs that are taking place externally and internally and make optimum decisions for yourself and others moment to moment.
Om Namah Shivaya!!!
Love Rob from Yogareal