Practising Nitaai Breathing is like practising a simple form of sound therapy. All you have to do is find yourself a quiet place and start exhaling the sound of Nitaai. But there’s a lot more to the deliberate practice of Nitaai Breathing than there is to other sound therapies.
Let’s take into account the breathing process for example. Breathing is the most fundamental automated function of human survival. It is involuntary and automated unless you give it conscious attention. When you start diverting your attention to your breathing process, you will want to breath deeper and fuller.
When we think about something, it tries to become a part of our existence. The brain takes over. Instead of automating the task, it turns it into a conscious process. That’s where the Nitaai Breathing exercise comes in.
Breath and Emotions
We, as humans, are born with an intuitive understanding that breathing has influence over our emotions. We’ve often heard of people being advised to “take a deep breath” when they are anxious or feeling uneasy. But breathing is an automated process so we don’t give it as much attention as it deserves. By harnessing the power of breathing we take control of our emotions and achieve a calmer mind, a happier state of being.
A study by researcher Pierre Philippot, on the respiratory feedback in the generation of emotions, showed interesting results. The emotional states and respiratory patterns are interconnected. Participants were asked to produce specific types of emotions and map their breathing patterns. Each emotion was associated with a specific kind of breathing pattern.
For example, participants that felt anxious and uneasy showed a breathing pattern that was quick and shallow. When they were happy and calm, their breathing was deep and easy.
The Easier Way
There happens to be a two-way connection between breathing and emotions. Emotions can alter breathing and breathing can alter emotions. That is why breathing techniques like Kapalbhati, Bhastrika, and Anulom Vilom are recommended for depression, anxiety and many other psychological problems.
But we have found a simpler way to achieve this. Take a few easy deep breaths and practice the Nitaai Breathing exercise. It is free from unnecessary compulsions. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and start resonating the sound of Nitaai.
Become conscious and one with the Nitaai sound. A deep breath will only help you further in calming your mind. It will help you take the next step which is resonating the sound.
Change Your Subconscious State
Like the connection between emotions and breathing, there is a connection between sound and subconscious emotions.
You can alter deep subconscious patterns using sound. Many times, sounds help us remember memories deeply engraved into our subconscious.
Sounds can help us pinpoint a specific emotion, and breath amplifies it. The sound of Nitaai is one of the best sounds that help you alter your subconscious state of being into happy, calm and peaceful patterns.
Nitaai Breathing becomes most useful when practised after a deep breathing process. With practice, the deep breathing becomes a part of your life and so does Nitaai Breathing. With practice, it becomes a part of you.