Breathing is the first natural instinct we use at birth. Have you ever watched a baby sleeping? The breathing of an infant is deep into the belly. Breathing was not intentioned to be a conscious effort but rather something that comes naturally. Unfortunately, breathing fully and deeply stops as our life experiences teach us to not to.
You can live for weeks without food, days without water, but how long can you last without your breath? What would you do without your breath? What do you know about the relationship of your breath to your health, not just your physical health, but your mental and emotional health?
To help balance your light body and align your chakra energy system repeat these incantations. Speak the first part of the phrase outloud as you inhale. Speak the second part of the phrase as you exhale. Repeat each of the twelve incantations ten times. When you are finished you will feel centered and balanced.
Conscious deep breathing is one of the most simple ways to calm and integrate the mind and body. The body is always breathing. You are always breathing. The first step toward having the breath be your ally is to become more aware of it. The next step is to make subtle shifts that will allow the breath to be easier and deeper.
As a result of our birthing, and later conditioning, we breathe shallowly, from the chest. We should breathe deeply from the Hara (the source of our spiritual bodies). Or, in layman's terms, we should learn to breathe from the gut. Grounding and breathing will get you centered. If you cannot find a rock or tree or solid wall in contact with the Earth, I tell clients and students that you can still connect with Earth energy through intent alone, by "breathing through your feet."