Practicing Nitaai Breathing is like practicing a simple form of sound therapy. All you need to do is to find a quiet place for yourself and start humming 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 pay conscious attention. When you start diverting your attention to your breathing process, you will want to breathe 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 technique comes in.
We, as humans, are born with an intuitive understanding that breathing has influence over our emotions. We’ve often heard people advising, “to take a deep breath” when we 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 calm state of 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 different states of emotions 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.
There happens to be a two-way connection between breathing and emotions. Emotions can alter breathing and breathing can alter emotions. For example, we recommend yogic practices like Kapal Bhati, Bhastrika and Anulom Vilom 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 Nitaai Breathing technique. 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 in calming your mind. It will help you take the next step which is resonating the sound. 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, different sounds help us remember memories deeply engraved into our subconscious. It can help us pinpoint a specific emotion, and breath amplifies it. The sound of Nitaai is one of the sound that helps 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.