Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Sacred Breath

Allah (swt) blew His breath into Adam (pbuh), bringing the clay figure to life. Breath is what animates our flesh. With breathing comes consciousness. Imbalances of the breath affect our mental, emotional and physical state. Prayer and meditation restore our breath and our connection with the Divine Origin of breath.

“The changing of the states of mind produces swings in mood, and these are known by the signs of the breath. If the breath is kept completely controlled and measured equally between in and out breaths, there will be stability of mind and balanced emotions. Unbalanced emotions are the result of disturbances of the balance of the breath.”

Effect of Emotions on Health (www.unani.com)

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