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Breath and Prayer

Lecture excerpts by Yogi Bhajan 

You live by the breath. You can get everything from your breath of life.

Now please speak to your breath. Talk to it. Pray with it. This is a life relationship: you and your breath.

You can achieve what you want, just relate to your own breath of life. That is God in you. Never breathe unconsciously and never waste a breath on negativity. Feel (the breath) in your consciousness, feel it in your body. Feel it in the mind, and the soul will awaken. 

If you are poor, inhale, hold the breath, and tell the breath to bring you prosperity. If you are unhappy, inhale, hold the breath, and tell it to bring you happiness. Whenever you need your prayer to be answered, breathe like this and ask the breath of life to communicate with the Creator of the breath of life to give you everything.

You will be shocked how well you can communicate with God just through the breath of life. What can give you life, can give you everything. The link between you and God is through the breath of life.

Prayers on the Breath

"Inhale deeply and hold the breath and please say your prayer, asking for anything you desire from the inner Self. Let it go. Inhale again and hold the breath with reverence and pray to your own breath of life to give you health, wealth, and wisdom. Let it go. Inhale deeply with reverence, with love, and with your compassion and kindness. Please communicate with your breath that it must give you peace of mind, peace on Mother Planet Earth, and peace with God and his Creation. Let it go." [Women's Camp 1996]

(Inhale deeply and hold the breath.) "Oh my breath, give me life, give me strength, give me peace. Delightfully enlighten me." (Let the breath go.) (Inhale deeply again and hold.) Oh my breath, give me love, give me the sight to feel all in me, within me, and around me. Give me the power not to hate, but to love and love alone. (Let it go.) (Inhale deeply and hold.) Oh my love breath, my sweet breath, oh my breath of my life, my friend, my guardian, my sensitivity, give me peace of mind, healthy, happy, and holy. Make me bountiful, beautiful, and bright. Bless me." (Let it go.) [12/26/97]

"Pray on your breath of life within you and let it go to every cell in your body. (Inhale deeply and hold the breath.) Oh Universe within me. Oh Divine within me. Oh Self within me. Oh breath of life within me, bring me back to the balance of harmony, kindness, compassion, and service. Breath of life, bring in me the peace of mind, body, and soul. When you leave me, bring the peace of the Universe." (Let the breath go.) [Women's Camp 1992]

(Inhale deeply and hold the breath.) "May I walk in the company of my own holiness and fall in love with my own soul and be bewitched with the breath of life so I can enjoy my fulfillment forever. Sat Naam." (Let the breath go.) [Women's Camp 1987]

(Inhale deeply and hold the breath.) "My virtuous breath, give me purity, piety, and power to serve. My virtuous breath, give me acknowledgement of being with all that breathes, lives, and exists. (Exhale. Inhale deeply and hold the breath.) Oneness of my uniqueness, my virtuous breath, give me the energy to be in my higher self, to be clear, clean, and conscious. (Exhale. Inhale deeply and hold the breath.) My virtuous breath, give me all that it takes to be kind, compassionate, and serving in my real essence. May this, each breath of my life, be real to all, real to me, and real to my Creator. Sat Naam." (Exhale.) [8/8/90]

From Praana Praanee Praanayam available through KRI.

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