The real East Indian magicians in producing their mysteries, require the employment of prana in connection with the creative mind, feel the necessity of regarding their body as "a living battery of prana," and keeping that battery well charged. To this end, they perform the following pranic exercise:
1 Assume the stable and easy Asana, with the following variation, i.e, place your feet close together, side by side, so as to close the circuit at that end. Also close the circuit at the other extreme of the limbs (the arms) by "locking the fingers of each hand in the following manner, viz., by placing the palm of one hand over and facing the other palm, the tips of the fingers of each hand resting hooked into the closed fingers of the other hand; the thumb of each hand touching the outer edge of the opposite hand just below the little finger on each. The position of the hands is simple to achieve once you try it.
2 Retaining this position, practice rhythmic breathing in the regular cycles, i.e., inhalation 6 units, retension 3 units, exhalation 6 units. Make your rhythmic breathing easily and naturally without effort.
3 While performing this rhythmic breath, "visualize," "feel," and "will" that the prana you are absorbing with each breath will be distributed in your closed circuit of "the living battery" in your body, as well as by all the pranic centers, chakras, and nadis.
The oriental magicians frequently sit in this attitude for sizable periods of time thus charging themselves with pranic energy in this closed-circuit exercise. They also employ these general principles for controlling emotions, removing unwanted ones and establishing desired ones. The method for this consists simply of practicing the rhythmic breathing exercise, with its proper Asana and characteristic "6-3-6" units of rhythm, during which process the magician "visualizes," "feels" and "wills" himself to experience the opposite emotion to that which he desires to master.
For example, if it is the emotion of fear or dread that one wishes to overcome, then the emotion of courage is visualized to supplant it. All undesirable emotions are negative in character, and the way to kill out negative is to concentrate upon the opposing positive, which, when used in conjunction with the pranic rhythmic breathing, has a powerful effect in such regard. You can use the method exactly as the magicians do to master your own emotions.
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