spring equinox

The 21st of March has rolled around again and My partner and I are back in the Pranayama saddle.

I have been struggling with an ethical decision after reading in several places that you should not share your spiritual experiences with others. The basic tennant is; if you tell about it, you loose it.

This throws this whole blog into question.

I think I will continue to write and discuss issues but may well stop communicating personal spiritual experiences.

Am looking forward to my third voyage into pranayama. Shall see how things develop.

day 39

All is going deeply.

Have posted a new link to a blog my companion and I have been constructing. You hopefully can see this on your right. Please have a look, comment, like etc.

The pranayama is unfolding steadily, lusciously.

 

Have had a injured neck recently and have only just been able to practice some physical yoga today. The pranayama seems to have strengthened my vehicle dramatically.

Will write again soon, now am already late for my 6pm sit.. 😉

day 31

Last night whilst watching a movie I experienced a strange shift in my perception. I suddenly felt quite disassociated, dislocated, almost like an acid flashback i felt very centered though and was able to lock into anything I wished to. I focused on my companion and had a rush of information about/from her. This info was very personal, it seemed as if I was able to lock into her thoughts and feelings and decode them.

I am aware that this was subjective experience and was unable to confirm with her whether these were indeed her thoughts and feelings because of the extreme personal nature of the thoughts, feelings.

I did feel them to be true. I would even say know them to be true.

I didn’t want to examine the ability further and willed to go back to normal, which I did.

Later that night I felt the ability return but again didn’t wish to explore it.

I got the fear.

I soon returned to normal.

I have felt this ability previously when practising in-depth pranayama. I feel it to be the beginning of the opening. This is when you have been practising and living well for a certain time, cleared out your nadi channels, saved your sexual energy and the cerebral spinal ganglia seem to say,

“Ok, he is ready!”

Exciting times.

I find my ability to concentate and perform tasks greatly increased and I seem to need much less sleep than normally.

 

day 29

Finally got my pranayama times put into a table and posted! Yay! Am sure you will be all pouring over them enthusiastically 😉

Really though, they do help motivate me to keep on keeping on.

Have reached a new level of discipline with the pranayama this week. We have both been really going for it; feeling the benefit and all that good shit.

Gawd damn this stuff is powerful!

My outer life seems to be gradually ordering itself too.

There have been troughs as well as the peaks, such is life, at the mo we seem to be in a really great place.

My practice is getting stronger. I can think of no other practice which strengthens one so, from the inside out.

No huge sparkly revelations or mystical experiences yet, just steady growth.

Like James brown; I feel good!

day 18

Back on track now.

Changed from easy breath to Sun piercing breath.

Easy breath is too boring! takes sooo long. I moved through it rapidly and was soon doing the hold for 20 seconds. This wasn’t any strain, just boring. So I changed it.

Sun piercing breath feels strong. You hold the anal contraction whilst inhaling through the right nostril, holding for 5 seconds then exhaling through the left. It is difficult to exhale whilst holding the anal contraction.

Feels nice to get back to the regularity of 4 times a day breathing.

Went for a run this morning. Feel strong and fit. My fitness levels have been steadily growing, from lots of swimming and running and mountain climbing in Greece, also high altitude cycling in switzerland. Finished with a strong sprint. The last time I went for a run, about 3 days ago, on my return leg I fell into a very comfortable stride. It felt like I got into some hitherto unheard of running zone. I have never felt so relaxed whilst gliding along at a fair clip.

Started taking some good quality multi vitamins and minerals recently and these seem to be having a positive effect. Have been sleeping much less, 5 – 6 hours a night, without any impaired functionality; usually need 8 -1 0 hours.

Today got some phospholipids and flexseed oil, also some zinc. Been reading Patrick Holfords Nutritional bible and decided to aim for optimal nutrition.

I do feel the Pranayama has an amazing effect on my overall being. It is subtle, yet undoubtable. All areas of life get adjusted and tweaked. Bad moods and negative thought loops seem to be a thing of the past.

I have stopped eating sugar and am craving super foods, such as beet root, watercress, mackeral and salmon.

I think my love life is also contributing to my general sense of well being. Mantak Chia techniques really open up a whole new world.

day free – reminiscing on the Jura mountains.

This photograph was taken on one of my many breaks whilst cycling up La Barillette in the Jura mountains in Switzerland. It took about 2 hours to climb up, in the 90 degree heat. My fitness level was low at the time following a period of recovery from a neck injury. The views at the top are incredible, overlooking lake Geneva.

The best part was coming down the mountain, which took about 20 minutes! This was sheer exhileration! I clocked speeds of 60 kmph.

Four pranayamas a day going smoothly. Inner world opening gradually. When doing sense withdrawal I get rushes of pleasure up my body.