A COLLECTION OF ESOTERIC & KABALISTIC MEDITATIONS
Breathing Exercise 3
When doing breathing exercises you can imagine that you are breathing not only with the lungs through the nose and throat, but breathing with your whole body through the pores of your body Imagine the breath passing in and out of your whole body. The sensation will be unmistakable.
This is a very powerful "tool". However, it is strongly recommended that this exercise be added after a certain level of purification of the etheric and astral bodies have taken place. There are many purification exercises and essays to help the seeker unfold his/her own natural process of awakening... unless one purifies first his/her subtle bodies, he/she will never be able to AWAKE....
You can also isolate certain parts of your body, such as the hands, or solar plexus, and imagine breathing taking place through there. This can in fact be done through any part of the anatomy — the abdomen, stomach, the liver, the eyes, the head, the arms, legs and so on. Such exercises should be done with caution, certainly at first. They lead the way to the control of astral and etheric forces within the aura (which is the basis of practical magic) awakening the etheric and astral bodies, and also to the practice of healing.
You could add to your ordinary breathing exercise this new one. As you breath normally, imagine good healing vibrations and forces coming in and as you breathe out visualize the unwanted things within yourself flowing out. If you wish to imagine this in terms of colored light, do so; it is a practice leading towards the techniques of astral visualization. For this exercise you do not have to visualize the outgoing breath as carrying waste and unwanted products.
You can also use this exercise just before beginning your meditation, or just before going to sleep. In certain mystical practices the seeker sees himself as the mediator and receiver of certain spiritual powers and energies descending directly from the Soul or from a higher Plane or Hierarchy. He puts himself in the Axial Pole - the pole that links him to his Soul. Hence the idea is that each in-breath takes him through his Axial Pole and becomes a kind of bridge and a channel linking the seeker’s level of consciousness to the Soul. This means that with each outgoing breath, he can direct the received energy and power towards a specific place and concentrate this specific energy wherever is needed to heal, energize, activate or help others and himself in any way possible.