- What is it?
- How often have you heard take in 10 deep breaths to
calm down? Or before you make a decision or release stress
someone often makes a comment about a deep sigh or deep breath
to relax. We can often find much wisdom in these old wives
tales, and this one isnt an exception. Breathing
is a metaphor for life. If you cut off your breathing, then try
to see what in your life you are cutting off. By learning how
to breath properly, you can add to the flow of energy within
your body and increase the life in events around
you. Thats basically what transmutation breathing is. It
is a mechanism for helping the lungs transform its energies
for the betterment of the whole body.
- When you breath on a physical level, you pull in oxygen.
Everyone knows our body needs oxygen to survive. We breath to
deliver oxygen to the brain, to oxygenate the blood in our body
and so on. When you breath deeply, you expel the natural build
up of water in your lungs. Keeping the lungs dry and free from
illness. We do this naturally, but when were stressed or
in situations of great fear, we have a tendency to alter our
breathing. This alteration can cause a build up of the fluids
in the lungs and a person slowly develops bronchitis or even
- This physical requirement often causes us to forget about
the life force energy that our spiritual body requires.
Life force energy is also called Prana, Ki and Chi, and when
we breath, we pull in this energy along with the oxygen. It is
an energy that helps our spiritual body connect to the world
around us. It helps us balance, address issues and find higher
states of awareness that can assist in our enlightenment. Ki
is just as important to our spiritual body as oxygen is for our
- Why do we need to learn how to breath?
- When breathing normally, most people will breath into their
stomach. Instead of watching the rise and fall of your chest,
you can see the effect in your tummy. Now, think about this for
a second. Where are your lungs? When you take in a deep breath,
you force your body to breath properly, you force the air into
your lungs and not your stomach. You not only increase the levels
of oxygen in the body, but you also pull in more Ki energy as
well. Just as the lungs are properly equipped to maximize the
benefit of the oxygen delivery to the body, they are also equipped
on a spiritual level to deliver the Ki energy to the spiritual
body. Simply learning how to breath properly can effect many
changes in your life.
- Just how do you prepare for Transmutation
- The easiest way to begin is to set aside some time during
the day to specifically work on your breathing. Now thats
not as hard as you might think. You take your lungs with you
everywhere you go. So why cant you breath at the next red
light or while youre waiting to pay that toll during rush
- 4-6 times a day, take in 10 deep breaths. As you breath in,
set the intent for your breath work. For instance, say an affirmation
or a state a purpose for what you want to change in your life.
If you have recently addressed some fear you have in your life,
then use breath work to help you overcome and release it.
- As you breath in say to yourself I want to express
my emotions, desires and feelings in a free and positive way.
Not I want to release fear, this approach focuses
on the fear.
- Focus on each breath. With each inhale, state in your mind
or out loud the affirmation or intent. On the exhale, imagine
the stress and anxiety about this issue traveling out of your
body like a gray smoke.
- On the last exhale, say a quick prayer for the energy youve
released... As you watch the last gray smoke travel out your
body, say to yourself...Great Spirit I release this energy into
the ethers where it can be dissipated and no longer do harm to
me or anyone else in the universe.
- You should breath in through your nose, pulling in the oxygen
and Ki into your lungs. But you should expel the stress and anxiety
through your mouth.
- At least once a day, try to find 5 minutes to sit down and
relax to really focus on the transmutation process.
- Start with 10 deep breaths focusing on your intent.
- Once you have completed the breath work, focus on the muscles
in your body, starting with your toes. As you breath in, tighten
one muscle group at a time, and imagine positive Ki energy going
into the muscle.
- With the exhale, relax the muscles and imagine the Ki pushing
out any residual stress or anxiety stored in your body. Continue
this process up your body to your head.
- When you have completed this step, focus once more on just
the breathing. Take in 5 deep breaths, stating the intent as
before. Only add a positive remark about returning health and
balance to your body.
- Final Notes
- Nasal breathing is a centering mechanism. Energizing the
left/right brain atmospheres. The problem is, most people pull
those breaths into their stomach and not into their solar plexus
where repressions are kept. The solar plexus is the bridging
chakra. It is the center point of the body, connecting the lower
physical chakras to the upper spiritual chakras.
- The solar plexus is located at the lower point of the rib
cage, where the ribs meet in the middle. By focusing on breathing
into the lungs, you are feeding the solar plexus with the Ki
energy. The energy can then help you release the repressed emotions
and therefore effect positive change in your health, balance
and spiritual being.
- Transmutation breathing can be done alone, or as a prelude
to your meditations. As with any method of effecting change,
you have to make the effort to do it, and you have to truly want
to make the transformation. As you practice and work through
your breathing technique, you should try to increase the deep
breaths. 100 consecutive deep breaths take about 5 minutes to
accomplish. This is exactly what you want to aspire to.
- As with any thing, what works for one may not work for another.
So if you feel comfortable altering this method to suite your
specific needs, then give it a shot. Add some ritual, or designate
a specific time to do your breath work. There are as many approaches
as their people who breath, so experiment for about 2 weeks with
each method until you find the combination that works best for
- And if you dont have time during the day to breath,
or work on this method 4-6 times a day, then dont discard
the idea. Even doing this once a day or even once a week is better
than not at all. So give it shot and let us all know how it works