This ancient technique has been used for thousands of years to gain control of the mind and achieve razor-sharp focus.
The secret lies within our breath. The ancients called it the breath of life and considered it to contain prana or life-force energy. In the biblical story of Adam, God breathed into his nostrils and he became a living soul. To harness the mind, we must gain control of the breath. Most people in Western Society have very shallow breathing, which increases stress and lowers life-span. Some Eastern mystics and Himalayan yogis are said to live 200-500 years or more far beyond what our society believes is even possible.
Raja Yogi Masters for instance have learned to gain full control of their breathing. And by doing so, they control energy and can influence every individual cell in the body. They can raise or lower their temperature at Will, can influence their heart rate and pulse, and even have the ability to stay underwater for hours at a time.
Our greatest weakness is in how we breathe. The deeper you breathe, the stronger your ability becomes to maintain focus. One technique that has been used to stop the mind is to literally stop the breath. Hold your breath for as long as you comfortably can. Dont try to overdo it, just hold it for a few seconds at a time at first. While holding your breath, you will notice that the thoughts in your mind are put on hold as well. You can force some thoughts through the barrier, but its amazing to realize how this technique works instantly.
Close your eyes and see a flaming candle. It doesnt matter what it looks like or how it burns, just see it. Slowly take three deep breaths while keeping your eyes closed and your mind on the candle. Just watch it gently burn. After the third breath, inhale deeply, feel the air go straight down into your abdomen and hold it. Hold your breath for as long as you comfortably can while maintaining focus on the flaming candle. Youll immediately notice the background thoughts dissapear and you gain a stronger clarity of the experience.
When the thoughts come again, slowly exhale take three deep breaths down to your abdomen and with closed eyes see the candle again. See it in three-dimensions. Feel its waxy texture sense the heat coming off of the flame feel the warmth hold the breath and focus on the experience. Youll find the more often you practice this very simple technique, the longer youre able to maintain focus of the candle without any distracting thoughts!
An added benefit you gain is the ability to hold your breath for longer periods of time. By focusing on the candle youre improving your visualization abilities, which strengthen the muscles in your minds eye, but youre also learning to control your breath without thinking about it or putting any effort into it, which makes it much easier to succeed.
Control of the breath is vital to harnessing mind power. Focus is a requirement of controlling energy and will greatly help you to develop your mental abilities faster than you previously thought possible. Soon enough, youll have achieved razor-sharp focus for long periods of time which gives you an open doorway to a new world of unlimited possibilities!