To breathe in the right way – if you watch a child you would see, if a child is asleep, you will see child breathes in such a way, the breath is largely between pit of the throat to the navel. He doesn’t expand the lower belly. He just – here and here, not this.
The breath is largely between pit of the throat to the navel
Some adults might have developed the habit of breathing through the entire belly. Well, if this happens, inertia will come into the body. The word ‘vayu’ literally means that which moves. Generally referred to the air. Right now here, you know the air is moving with force you can’t miss it. It’s moving a lot of things along with it.
Within the body, in a fundamental way, it [vayu] manifests as five basic ‘vayus’
So this, this aspect which we refer to as ‘vayu’ is that which moves – it’s also an element. Within the body, in a fundamental way, it manifests as five basic ‘vayus’. Well if you want to understand it a little more profoundly it becomes 10. If you want to know every intricacy about it, it becomes 84. But they’re too subtle. You will have to spend lifetimes of focus to figure these things out. Generally if you get the five ‘vayus’ in place, and on, the other things will naturally fire up and function by themselves.
What these ‘vayus’ means is, because they move everything in the system – your digestive fires if they have to move, these ‘panch vayus’ are needed, circulation must happen, nutrients must spread across the body, wastes have to be removed from the cellular level, for everything to happen you need movement. If you stop the movement, then you will see, the body will not be able to sustain life. So whether the flow is full flow, or is it a restricted or constipated flow, this is the aspect we are looking at.