Imagine you have a fire burning inside that produces all the energy you need to live. Just like a real fire, if you have too much oxygen, the fire will burn too much potentially causing damage. This is known as oxidative stress on the body. However too little oxygen will mean the fire cannot burn at all.
So we need the right balance of oxygen, not too much and not too little.
O2 + Glucose = CO2 + H2O + ATP (energy)
When you inhale you breathe in oxygen. This combines with glucose in the mitochondria of your cells to produce carbon dioxide, water and ATP energy. When you exhale you breathe out the carbon dioxide and water.
Inhalation stimulates your sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight), and when you exhale you stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest/digest).
By changing the way you breathe you can switch on or off the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system depending on what result you want.
Breathing in more oxygen than normal by rapid breathing will be energizing on the body. It will also cause contraction in the body as you breathe out carbon dioxide.
Slowing down the rate of breathing and extending your exhalation will have a relaxing effect on the body as you raise carbon dioxide and also stimulate nitric oxide that dilates blood vessels.
How Your Body Rusts
When you expose metal to air for long periods of time such as the body of your car, the oxygen in the atmosphere reacts with the metal through a process called oxidation that causes it to rust.
The same rusting occurs in the body that can lead to inflammation and cell damage.
This is why we want to control the amount of oxygen that goes into the body.
By a process known as the Bohr effect, you need a certain concentration of carbon dioxide in order to release oxygen into your tissues which is normally bound to haemoglobin.
So disease can also be the result of over breathing or hyperventilation that happens when you are stressed or anxious which causes you to have too little carbon dioxide and too much oxygen bound to haemoglobin and not enough going into the cells where it is needed to create energy.
I believe that Yoga was developed to help you become super efficient at burning oxygen, giving you the right amount of carbon dioxide in your body, so that you can survive with less oxygen, creating less oxidative stress on the body, promoting longer, disease free lives.
Scientific Explanation Of The Awakening as a form of Therapy
The hardest imprints and traumas to clear are from your inner womb experience, to birth and then first 6/7 years of your life. Higher yoga practices were designed to clear this past traumas and negative conditioning so that you can become free and liberated.
The Awakening is a higher yoga ritual designed to clear negative imprints and help you break free from the past, so you can be more present, in the flow, liberated with the power to create your own reality.
The rhythmical breathing phase hyper-oxygenates the body, bringing in more oxygen and blowing out more carbon dioxide than normal. This alters the pH of the blood stream and creates a stronger electromagnetic field and current to flow through the body. The effect of this is an elevation of your vibrational and emotional energy. Through a higher vibration and emotional quality, negative emotions can be released and cleansed from the body, and the ability to attract and manifest your intentions is increased.
This type of ‘diaphragmatic’ breathing also moves the largest lymph gland in the body creating a powerful cleansing effect.
Before the breath retention phase you extend your exhale with deep vocal toning. This allows you to tap into the power of the vagus nerve, switch off stress and connect with your subconscious mind during the breath retention phase.
Life is a series of inhales and exhales, and when you pause your breath you press pause on life. Your quality of thought is also linked to breath. Erratic breathing leads to erratic thinking. Smooth consistent breathing leads to coherent thought – this has been shown by studies from Heart Math Institute.
When you pause your breath during the breath retention phase, you press pause on life. This allows you to go into the deepest meditative state possible where you can connect with your subconscious mind.
Using the power of affirmations, visualization techniques and self hypnosis you can program your subconscious operating system to influence your autonomic nervous system.
The activation of sexual energy throughout the process and the gradual progression of the experience through repetition of the routine over a 1hr duration creates a strong gamma wave stimulation and heightened ecstatic states of consciousness.
Powerful emotional releases can occur, negative imprints from the past can be cleared, and what we call ‘divine downloads’ that are moments of deep insight and moments of inspirations makes this experience truly unforgettable.
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We live in a time where we desperately need creative minds and visionaries to join forces and solve the immense problems that face humans. The financial system, healthcare, and the environment are suffering because of a broken system.
The schooling system has educated generations out of this creativity and crushed billions of souls in the process. Humans have become robotized and turned into obedient servants, propping up a corrupt economic system that is gradually destroying our planet.
Most people are experience life through a sleeping trance and to change things they must wake up!
There was a time however where things were different, a time in our ancient history that we can learn a lot from
The Legend Of Soma
The legend of Soma tells of a sacred ritual that the ancient Rishis would indulge in during the Golden Age of the Vedic tradition. In this time period the population was much smaller and resources were more abundant. People lived peacefully and harmoniously.
This legendary ritual is thought to have involved the ingestion of a psychedelic plant. The identity of which has still not been confirmed by historians. It is claimed to be a mysterious and magical ritual that would allow the Rishis to commune with the Gods and have direct divine downloads of wisdom that would aid the betterment of society. It is also thought to be the same ritual that would allow the Rishis to create superhuman powers, overcome death and lead to immortality.
This sounds far fetched, however new emerging science is beginning to back up many of the claims held in our spiritual past.
Substance To Spirit
These inspirational visions would go on to inspire the verses of the Rig Veda, an ancient text that forms the origins of yoga, ayurveda, tantra, hinduism and buddhism. However according to legend at one point in time Soma ran out. This forced people to go inward in order to seek new ways to get to the same ecstatic states that allows connection to the divine.
Scientifically Soma could be described as a method to ingest a quantity of DMT and other psychoactive chemicals that would sustain for long enough inside the brain to produce the visionary effects.
This molecule is found in very small amounts in your body and we naturally produce tryptamines like melatonin and serotonin that are structurally very similar. It has been hypothesised that either DMT or a combination of tryptamines are released when you dream, and just before you die, to explain the reason for the vivid dream like hallucinations and experiences similar to ‘near death’ you get after consuming DMT in larger amounts. This is why it has been regarded as the ‘spirit molecule’.
Spirit To Science
Breathing practices are important to yoga, tantra and shamanic cultures. The latin root of the word ‘spiritual’ actually means ‘to breathe’ and the original rituals of modern organized religions have a breathwork component to them as they are believed to lead you closer to God.
An ancient pranayama breathwork technique called Nisshesha Rechaka Kumbhaka or holding your breath beyond the comfort zone for a short period of time, creates a physiological state known as intermittent hypoxia that involves brief periods of lower than normal blood oxygen levels.
If properly practiced according to legend, this breathwork ritual will lead to eternal youth and immortality by producing Amrita, the nectar of Gods. Amrita is closely linked to Soma, and it has been suggested that Soma also exists in the body and may even be another name for DMT.
Perhaps Amrita is in fact the movement of somatic stem cells around the body? Stem cells have the power to turn into any other cell and are found in greatest number when you are in the womb as an embryo, a time when you exist in a state of hypoxia, as the oxygen levels in the womb are about 10% of the outside world.
Once you are born the stem cells hide away in places of low oxygen such as bone marrow. New treatments are emerging that extract stem cells from your body, for hope one day they can be used to recreate organs and can cost upwards of $20,000.
However new research shows that intermittent hypoxic training, where you create brief periods of low oxygen levels, can produce almost instantaneous results by actually stimulating stem cells to come out of their niches and move around the body and to places where they can heal and regenerate healthy cells for your organs.
This form of therapy has been used by Russian doctors for decades to treat a number of diseases such as coronary heart disease, and even to improve recovery time from injury and athletic training. Stamina and endurance is also enhanced as intermittent hypoxia stimulates the production of new muscle tissue, red blood cells and even blood vessels.
Using a combination of scientifically proven breathwork techniques, rhythmical and euphoric music, guided meditation and imagery I have developed a remarkable process for reaching heightened states of consciousness and ecstatic bliss. It has even been described as a ‘psychedelic orgasm on DMT’ by a modern shaman.
Through a more therapeutic variation of this same process, the layers of your mask peel away and reveal your true nature. This is similar to the way early pioneers of psychedelic therapy, such as Timothy Leary did using LSD to treat various problems conventional forms of therapy could not touch.
You connect deeply to who you really are. Through this awareness comes the path to truth.
Through truth you learn exactly the difference between what is good for you and what is no longer serving you anymore.
You can remove negativity and attachment to the past, fully embrace the present and be at your very best every single day.
This is the evolution of Soma Breath.