VALUES TO LIVE BY:
I AM My Breath; It is my Constitution for Living
Let us continue the dialogue of Values to live by. Have you developed the awareness that you and your breath are one? I mean using daily pratices to circulate the Qi energy (life source) throught the body for balanced health in mind body and spirit.
These words will resonate with you Repeat this these words "I AM the breath of life, the constitution of the universe. There is nothing closer to me than my breath. I honor it. My breath is my beloved; I am spoken for. There is no other love as true and wonderful. There is no trauma, no drama. There is predictability and reliability. I AM one with creation through the breath of life. And so it is, Ashe.
Sacred Practice: Fire Breath & Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation. Sitting comfortably with your back straight. Begin to do the ‘Fire Breath’ exercise. It is rapid breathing like a dog panting. Do these 100 times, forcibly. How do you feel? If there is discomfort, stop and relax. As you continue to do this exercise, you will strengthen your lungs enabling it to take in more air. Now, continue with your activities or rest and enjoy this feeling of wellbeing and freedom.
Thereafter breathe naturally and deeply from the diaphragm. Listen to the ‘Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation’ CD on YouTube and begin to learn how to strengthen your core and protect against disease. Research shows that Monks have used these rites to increase their vitality and longevity.
My dear friend, a writer and yogini, Rachel Citrin is over 90 years of age. She is alert, flexible and practices these sacred rites daily. Rachel says it is important to “keep moving.” She taught me the “Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation” exercise in Jamaica as part of a writing workshop, which was combined with breathing exercises and prayer, in preparation to communicate with the Muse or Sage within. Since then, I have taught over 15 persons the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation. Rachel uses the positive energy and flexibility from the Tibetan Rites to fuel her movement in Danza de Alma classes in Mexico or where ever in the world she travels. Journal your experiences.
Affirmation: I AM Love and Life (Repeat Often)