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Date Posted: 07:44
Author: Hendrik - 29 March 2002
Subject: Quote of the day

We have been practicing breathing exercises. Should we continue these practices?

No! Breathing exercises in themselves can be extremely dangerous. It is sufficient if you will repeat the name of the Lord. Through the practice of japam and meditation you will reach the stage of kumbhaka [breathlessness] without risking the dangers which may easily come from the practice of breathing exercises. Practice japam, and your breathing will become finer and finer, and you will gain control of the vital energy in a natural way.

-- Swami Brahmananda, "The Eternal Companion", p.227


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