10 Minute Higher Self Meditation: Using Your Breath to Stop Your Mind (2 of 2)



Learn how to use your breath to stop your mind. Stopping the mind’s activities is the central goal of yoga, Buddhism and most meditation methods. Learn 2 quick meditations that use your breath to stop your mind’s activities and thoughts.

The founder of Yoga is Patanjali. In his famous text on yoga, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, he states “Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha”. This Sanskrit statement says, “Yoga is the stoppage of the activities of the mind.” Patanjali then goes on to name the 5 activities that the mind creates: 1) correct knowing 2) incorrect knowing 3) imagination 4) deep sleep and 5) memory.

In Buddhism, the term Noble Silence refers to a state where the mind’s activities are stopped while the consciousness stays alert in the present moment. The most well-known teacher in Zen Buddhism, Dogen, write in his famous text Shobogenzo, “Sitting fixedly, think of not thinking. How do you think of not thinking? Nonthinking. This is the art of zazen.”

Stopping thoughts and all activities of the mind is the main goal of meditation. In this Satsang with the Self video you learn how to quickly and easily stop your mind’s activities by using your breath. Two different methods are taught. The first method uses breath control to energize the body and brain, thus stopping thoughts. This is a form of pranayama or kriya yoga. The second method uses relaxation and present-moment awareness to stop the mind. This is a form of Buddhist or Zen / Zazen meditation. Both methods are effective. Learn both and then use the one that feels best for you. The more you advance in meditation, the less effort is needed to stop your mind’s activities to be free from thought.

Blessings and Love.

Satsang with the Self video series by Channel Higher Self

January 29, 2014

10 Minute Higher Self Meditation: Using Your Breath to Stop Your Mind

The Higher Self Teachings are presented by Lincoln Gergar, the channel for Higher Self. Since 2007 Lincoln has shared nearly 2,000 free spiritual teachings to help human beings evolve on their spiritual paths. The Higher Self Teachings provide a direct spiritual path that will connect you to your Higher Self, increase your experience of Divine Love, eternal peace and creative power. The Higher Self is our Inner Guru, our connection to God Within.

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11 thoughts on “10 Minute Higher Self Meditation: Using Your Breath to Stop Your Mind (2 of 2)

  1. Hello Lincoln, can this same technique be applied but with a forced exhalation/little inhalation/forced exhalation? Does it have a different effect?
    Thank you for this though it was extremely helpful.. I feel amazing inside my body now like I feel my rib cage expanded immensely

  2. dear Lincoln ,for last 6 years I've been listening to ur teachings almost every single night …U've changed my life and showed me what is it ALL about . U answer all my questions every week , and this one was AMAZING…you taught me exactly what I had to learn ..Love U so much and thank U for all the effort and kindness that u put in this path….I wish there was a way that I could make my children learn these when they are younger, and then I say to myself Just breath and let it be .
    Namaste / … 

  3. This is the first I've heard of this technique, but I've been using a simpler form of it over the last year or so to gain some stillness during times I have atrial fibrillation.  I will enjoy doing this one immensely.  Thanks  🙂

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