This is an excerpt from the book "Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep" by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche that we liked very much because it is a very clear and practical explanation of the Nine Purification Breaths. Hopefully, you will find it useful too: Perhaps you have noticed how much tension is carried in the body and how the tension affects breathing. When someone with whom we are having difficulties walks into the room, the body tightens and the breath becomes shorter and sharper. When we are frightened, the breath comes quick and shallow. In sadness, the breathing is often deep and punctuated by sighs. And if someone we genuinely like and care for enters the room, the body relaxes and the breath opens and eases.
Don't waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don't throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you. Matthew 7:6This post is about the right way to use your power. Each one of us, by the virtue of being human, has a certain amount of power. Some of us more, others less. But we all do. However not everyone knows how to use it. First thing to realize is the spoken word is not as powerful as the concentrated thought that is never spoken aloud. If you speak, and by doing that you lose some part of the focusing powers of your mind, then you lessen the power of your thought. Because when you speak, you focus is on the outside, rather than on the inside.
This is a very simple meditation. Everyone can do it. In fact, it doesn't seem like meditation at all. But it works. It works very well. Here's the thing. We are always in a hurry. We always rush to catch the next thing in the future. Whatever that thing might be. A TV show, a meeting, a computer game, a romantic rendezvous, you name it. By when we do that, we forget to live our life. Because, we can live our life if we are at the ONLY time and in the ONLY place where life is happening: Here and Now. And if we are in a hurry, we miss that place and time altogether.