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The Benefits of Breath: “Health Is the Best Wealth” Breathing is the very root of your life; it is vital. It is important, therefore, that you do it properly. No habit pays bigger dividends and pays them so promptly as complete breathing, maintaining strength and suppleness in all the sixteen vital organs of the body. It is the source of your health, your cheerful spirits, your feeling of youth, your energy, and your relaxation. A body that functions at its peak is a blessing to its owner. Health is so much higher than all other values that soul can build its grandeur and glory upon it alone. No relationship can long be maintained without health, and no health without harmony of vital bodily, mental, and emotional functions. If you know how to regulate and synthesize mind-processes, you can cure diseases completely. The art of complete breathing is fundamental to your task of acquiring relaxation. It releases the nerve centers from the extensive tension that afflicts them. Correct and complete breathing has a tremendous effect on maintaining the harmony of body, mind, and emotions. It brings full relaxation. Only the relaxed mind is open to ideas. A deep breath helps break every fear or sinking spell. The exercises in the new DVD, The Science of Breathing and Glands, 2 nd Edition, comprise teachings that have been practiced for thousands of years in India, Persia, Egypt, and Ancient Greece. Originating in India during the Vedic period, more than 10,000 years ago, they represent some of the oldest philosophies in the world. They were perfected by ancient saints and yoga masters, who received this knowledge intuitively from the divine, and have been passed down from master to student for centuries. Originally this was a secret science, but today these same exercises are practiced as an integral part of any yoga class, in both the East and here in the West. Building upon the success of the first edition of The Science of Breathing and Glands, the second edition includes three new exercises and comes with a fully revised and expanded booklet of explanatory notes and detailed instructions for each exercise. The Science of Correct Breathing: “The Nerves Are the Man” To know man, it is necessary to understand why it is that he needs air to breathe; and to know the air, we must understand how it relates to the life of man. Without breathing, man cannot live. Breathing is the process of taking in vital energy and removing waste products from the body and mind. The chemical basis of life is essentially an oxidation of tissues. Oxygen carbonizes the lung tissue, and a fire follows the meeting of oxygen and carbon in the lung cells as surely as in the stove, and where this fire is kept constantly burning, it is impossible for bacilli and the cohorts of death to exist. Shallow breathing, on the other hand, means that the waste material in the body is not burnt up, and the result is fatigue, or a lack of zest for living. The blood, filled with toxins, gets heavy, lazy and causes poor circulation. Any impediment to respiration checks development, both mental and physical. When your personal rhythm is disturbed, it harms you physically, mentally and emotionally. Nervousness is simply disturbed breathing rhythm. A tense person never has the same amount of courage as the relaxed one. Conversely, the person whose breathing rhythm has the longest pause is the one least likely to break down under the strain of action. All competition is strain, and all cooperation is mutual gain. Indeed, the breath-force or prana is the final cause of all the manifested forces of nature. Practical study and rigid training in the Science of Breath and nature’s finer forces through the unfailing psychotherapeutic methods demonstrated in these exercises will help all nerve, gland, and functional disorders and derangements, adjusting them through simple and natural methods. These exercises are built on the comprehension of the law of radiation of magnetic currents and of the psychic potencies or force-centers found in all bodies, and upon their relationship to the cosmic force-centers and currents of the solar system and the universe. Our bodies are subject to the same rhythmic laws as is the Earth itself in its revolution around the sun, and the solar system around the galaxy, and the galaxy around the universe. Much of the esoteric side of the Science of Breathing and Glands is based upon this well-known principle of nature. By falling in with the rhythm of the body, the yogi manages to absorb a great amount of prana, which he disposes to bring about the results he desires. Meditating on the Breath: “Throb Thine with Nature’s Throbbing Breast” As the breath enters your body and as it leaves the body, watch it, not breathing unnaturally but assuming the role of the witness to life’s function inside you. Watch as it comes in and out. You will notice in a short while that you will have a consciousness that you are something above life itself. Later on, you will have the feeling of hearing the beating of the inner throb within you. As Emerson says, “Throb thine with Nature’s throbbing breast and all is clear from East to West.” There is no such a thing as hearing the inner throb. Later on, some people close their eyes and ears, and they hear an inner hum inside them and they concentrate on that inner hum until they are totally lost in it. This gives a consciousness of being a witness, an observer. Yogis seek to attain the state of universal consciousness through meditation and rhythmic breathing, and these exercises will do much toward developing this universal consciousness in those who earnestly and faithfully practice them. The Exercises and Their Benefits 1. Simple Breath Excellent breath to improve the liver and spleen. 2. Vitalic Breath Helps in regulating weight for those who are overweight or underweight. 3. Dynamic Breath Best exercise for those whose hearts are weak and vitality low. Helps in controlling emotions. 4. Lung-Strengthening Breath Good for everyone, especially consumptive or tubercular people. Excellent for ex-smokers to restore the lungs to full function, and especially designed to stimulate the air sacs in the lungs. 5. Beauty Breath Excellent for all who are bald-headed or who wear glasses. Keeps the face free from winkles, benefits the tongue, teeth, and tonsils, and keeps the thyroid and pituitary glands in good shape. Enriches the supply of blood. 6. Constipation Breath Promotes health of prostate, brain, liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, spleen, stomach, intestines, and pancreas, and eliminates constipation. 7. Insomnia Breath Keeps the body’s cells in perfect condition by eliminating dead cells and stimulating the action of live ones. Strengthens spinal fluid. 8. Solar-Walking Breath Charges the solar plexus with breath. Charges the sixteen electrical batteries of the body (i.e., the glands). Eliminates fatigue. 9. Lunar-Walking Breath Quickly oxygenates the entire bloodstream. Man dies for lack of oxidation. Relieves swollen veins and hardened arteries. 10. Vibratory Breath The longevity of the physical man directly depends upon the digestive and the creative brains, and their hundred percent health and integrity. This exercise keeps these two parts in perfect shape and form. It also straightens out the spinal column and gives it electrical vibration. Strengthens the pancreas, enabling it to mobilize starch better. Improves the power of hearing. 11. Pineal Gland Exercise For good constructive thinking and its healthiest reflection. A vital body vitally needs this vital gland. 12. Vagus Nerve Exercise Controls heart action and life waves. Strengthens the metabolism. 13. Adrenal Gland Exercise Excellent for kidneys, suprarenal and adrenal glands, spleen, liver, and lymph nodes. Keeps these vital organs in excellent health. 14. Parathyroid Gland Exercise For bronchial and neck glands. Bronchial tube troubles will eventually leave and the throat will be in excellent condition. 15. Adam’s Apple Exercise Energizes the entire abdominal region. Speakers and singers will most appreciate this exercise. Renders the voice soft, beautiful, flexible, and powerful. 16. Dog Exercise Excellent for eyesight, thyroid gland, solar plexus, and sex glands. 17. Rejuvenation Exercise A tonic for the entire body. Varicose veins will vanish. All brain congestion is cleared, making the thinking better. 18. Regeneration Exercise For control of sex organs. Sex organs will be divinely strong and under moral control. 19. Plough Posture Strengthens generative and abdominal regions. The Effects of Using These Breathing Exercises The exercises in The Science of Breathing and Glands bring stimulating pressure to bear on important nerve centers, which in turn stimulate and energize the entire nervous system and send an increased flow of nerve-force to all parts of the body. By practicing these exercises as a way of life, the student of breath can increase the circulation in any part of the body by an order from the will, and in the same way he can direct an increased current of nerve-force to any part or organ, stimulating and strengthening it. Practiced devotedly, respirotherapy, or the Science of Breathing and Glands exercises, helps remove all ailments. These exercises are wonderful for developing the lungs, muscles, ligaments, air sacs of the lungs, and all parts of the body, and are especially effective against chronic conditions. These corrective exercises, combined with selective diet, help cure the following conditions: constipation, dyspepsia, sleeplessness, melancholy, nervous exhaustion, headache, piles, heart disease, neuralgia, sinus troubles, diabetes, hysteria, consumption, obesity and underweight, sterility, and impotence. They result in definite improvement of circulation, digestion, assimilation, and elimination. In these ways, complete breathing can even arrest the process of aging itself—the mother of all chronic conditions. Breathing and Other Disciplines Complete breathing enhances all it touches, and it is an invaluable aid to all other health and fitness practices. Rhythmic breathing improves the efficacy of all healing modalities by several hundred percent, in that it increases the flow of nerve- and breath-energy to the site of healing. A knowledge of the Science of Breathing and Glands is a great asset to any health practitioner. Likewise, yoga instructors, fitness professionals, and personal trainers will, through these exercises, become more aware of the truths and myths surrounding the art of breathing, as well as of the related conditions affected by proper or improper breathing. This will allow them to better teach and guide their students and clients. “All life on Earth is breath. All else on Earth is death. Breath is the flywheel of life: its dynaspheric finer forces, sanely used, add years to life and life to years.” —Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind
"All Life on Earth is Breath. All Else on Earth is Death. Breath is the Flywheel of Life: Its Dynaspheric Finer Forces, Sanely Used, Add Years to Life and Life to Years." -- Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind There are 16 breathing exercises and 3 Asana Yoga Exercises included this major collection, illustrating Dr. Thind's most valued work on Breathing and Gland practices. These exercises are now and have been practiced daily by thousands of his students to strengthen the Natural Forces of the Spirit and Body. Dr.Thind firmly states, "Let no fool talk you out of these exercises. Prove all things and hold fast to what you have proven as good and useful. Radiant health will be yours through fulfillment of The Divine Laws of Health; without radiant health it is impossible for a person to meditate, and Commune with God." ISBN: 978-1-932630-60-2
In this powerful short work, Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind extols the virtues of Nãm meditation and describes its power to lift mankind from its earthbound state and unite us with the indwelling God. To Dr. Thind, life is an adventure. “All things worthwhile in life…are adventures in which the human spirit goes out to experience the realities of life.” But in so doing, we encounter not only pleasure and happiness, but also hardship and suffering, which are equally essential to the human experience. The true path lies not in denying these, but in transcending life’s inevitable ups and downs by uniting them through meditation on the Na¯m. Indeed, it is our “adventure” in the world of opposites that gives the human spirit the strength and vitality it needs to complete its own fulfillment. Sansãr Rogi Nãm Dãru, literally translated as “Mankind is sick; Nã is the medicine,” is Dr. Thind’s diagnosis, prescription, and prognosis for mankind. “The goal of all science and scholarship is the glorious spiritual communion with the indwelling Lord of our own life.… Only through communion with the Living Word can the body heal its hurts, the mind outgrow its doubts, the heart conquer fear and sorrow and rise victorious over the dolors of death. Progress, more progress, ever upward and Godward, is the magical panacea for all our ills
IN this series of seven lectures, Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind addresses the deﬁning metaphysical concepts of
Sikhism and discusses some of the more practical aspects of realizing the divine wisdom that lies within us all, here and now. A master rhetorician as well as an accomplished spiritual adept, Dr.
Thind illustrates his lucid explanation of subtle but profound spiritual truths with traditional stories from his native India and entertaining anecdotes from his own experiences as a student and teacher of the path to realization. In this way, Dr. Thind leads the student to ask and answer such questions as how the will can coexist with nature and Godhead; how to develop personal magnetism as a tool for realization; how to manifest the latent energy of shakti and open up the seven chakras in daily life and spiritual practice; how to conquer the passions that drive worldly affairs and turn them to divine use; how to harness the power of concentration in meditation; how to use sex energy constructively; and much more. Divine wisdom is not some distant object to be attained; it is latent within each of us, waiting to be realized.ISBN: 978-1-932630-74-6
"Man is Deity in Expression"
In this collection of deep and inspiriting essays, Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind imparts a true knowledge of life as it appears in physical manifestation. In doing so, he has set forth the true philosophy of life, in which philosophical selfishness is set aside, creeds and dogmas are relegated to the past, and sunlight of truth is permitted to shine in all its splendor.
There can be no variance in truth. It is the same now and forever. Where there appears to be variance , it is due to a perversion by the instrument through which the observer views the world, such that the media through which life is manifesting is at variance with the object seen.
The grandeur of life is destroyed by the attitude of the ego toward the objective world---which, however, has not changed. The change is within man, and is caused by the assumption of various moods. Instead, we must learn to view the world by the divine spark that animates our being. We must become one with the Infinite in order to comprehend even a small portion of the all.
Dr Thind has very explicitly blaze the path to full comprehension of our higher nature, and if faithfully followed it will lead the seeker to higher knowledge.ISBN: 978-1-932630-73-2
Troubled Mind in a Torturing
World and Their Conquest
Troubled Mind in a Torturing World is a collection of seventeen essays looking at the things that separate man from God in the torturing modern world. It is being published posthumously after Dr. Thind’s departure from this world on September 15, 1967, to his Heavenly Abode. He had intended to dedicate this book to his father and teacher, Boota Singh Thind. Dr. Thind was deeply influenced by his father’s benevolence toward his fellow human beings and his deepest love of the Almighty God. Dr. Thind was inspired by his father’s spiritual accomplishments, which left an indelible impression on the author’s mind. He followed his father’s legacy throughout his entire life, and built on it.
In the lectures to vast audiences in cities throughout the United States, Dr. Thind often said, “The destiny of God is the most profitable discovery—and it certainly is.”
Now read about this discovery for yourself.
Chapters include: When Vision Fails at the Top; Declaration of My Independence and Interdependence; The Rise of Machine and the Fall of Man; Mind Cures Come and Mind Cures Go; Japa-Jap, or Mental Meditation.ISBN: 978-1-932630-80-0
The Enlightened Life presents a collection of seven meditation lessons written by Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind to enable the seeker to find his own source of Truth though the daily practice of concentration and meditation. Dr. Thind explains that ignorance is the dark night of the soul, a night without stars or moon; it is the field in which all difficulties grow, in which all passions and weaknesses are born. The sage’s quest is for himself and within himself. He advances continually in the spiritual life by remaining carefully self-gathered within, and sees the gleam of true light there, which dispels all outer darkness. Whoever wishes to know the Truth must sound the depths of his own heart. The eternal cannot be seen, so long as mind in not as rest. The force of attention, properly guided and directed toward the Inner Life, allows us to analyze out soul, and will shed light on many things. The force of the mind resembles scattered rags; concentrate them, and they illumine everything. This is the sole source of knowledge we possess; to attain this knowledge there is only on method--concentration and meditation. In The Enlightened Life Dr. Thind offers the wisdom and guidance of a true sat-guru in the profound practice of meditation. For, as he often said, “Real action is done in moments of silence; there every battle is won before it is fought.” ISBN: 9781-932630-76-3