2. Mental Actions
3. Intellectual Functions
4. Emotional Behavior
5. Will Power
have seen that four factors are controlling the breathing
and the will is the 5th one. When all of this factors
are passive, there is no effect on breathing . Without
using will power when the breathing is continuous
but with lower rate and with less air quantity, you
can call it 'quite breathing'. In this breathing you
do not have to control it but control the controlling
factors affecting it except 'will power'. Do not allow
these factors to stimulate breathing.
The process is as follows.
Actions: Stop all movements of body and settle
in a steady physical posture, it is called Asana in
yoga. Some muscles remain tensed even in this steady
posture. Try to relax these muscles by concentrating
Actions: Do not allow your mind to wander in past
or future but concentrate on the breathing process.
This is difficult initially but can be achieved with
Intellectual Functions: The brain cells as per our will carry out these functions
. Stop all such
work by directing the mind to breathing process.
Behavior: Do not allow mind to develop emotions.This
is also very difficult to achieve but it is possible
with regular practice of yogic techniques.
Power: Do not control the breathing by your will but
witness it quietly.
If you follow the above-mentioned procedures, your
breathing will be very slow and quiet.The speed may
reduce to 12 breaths per minute instead of 18. Hence
you can practice the quiet breathing not by controlling
the breath but controlling the affecting factors.