dependent upon the act of breathing. Breath
"The book of Genesis
tells the difference between the atmospheric air
and the mysterious and
potent principle contained
within it. He speaks
of “Neshemet Ruach Chayim”, which, translated,
means “the breath of the spirit of life.”
"Our bodies are as
much subject to rhythmic laws as is the planet in its revolution around
the sun. Much of the esoteric side of the Yogi Science of Breath is
based upon this known principle of nature. By falling in with the
rhythm of the body, the Yogi manages
absorb a great amount of Prana, which he disposes
of to bring about
results desired by him."
"Lack of sufficient
means imperfect nutrition, imperfect elimination and imperfect health.
Verily, 'breath is life.'
Life is but a series of breaths."
In reference to the
Breathe... "The entire
respiratory organism responds to this method of breathing, and the
maximum amount of benefit is derived from the minimum expenditure of
"Breathing may be
considered the most important of all of the functions of the body, for,
indeed, all the other functions depend upon it. Man may exist some time
without eating; a shorter time without drinking; but
without breathing his existence may be measured by a few minutes."
"And not only is Man dependent upon Breath for life, but he is largely dependent upon correct habits of
breathing for continued
vitality and freedom from disease."
intelligent control of our breathing power will lengthen our days upon
earth by giving us increased vitality and powers of resistance, and, on
the other hand, unintelligent and careless breathing will tend to
shorten our days, by decreasing our vitality and laying us open to
In reference to
Breathing... "Not only can the body be controlled by the mind under
direction of the will, but the mind
itself can be
trained and cultivated by the exercise of the controlling will."