Pranayama

PRANAYAMA

by

HIDAYAT INAYAT KHAN

CONTENTS

1.

2.

Introduction

Breath (see Githa Series II)

Pranayama Practices

3.

Some Pranayama Practices

3.1. The Twenty Purification Breaths (see Initiator’s book I, p.7)

3.2. The Element Breaths

3.3. The Focusing Breaths

3.4. The Stretch Breaths

3.5. The Retention Breaths

3.5.- The triangle breath.

3.5.a) The triangle breath pointed downwards

3.5.b) The triangle breath pointed upwards

3.5.c) The square breath

3.5.d) The rectangular breath

3.5.e) The circular breath.

3.6. The Projection Breaths (for healing)

3.7. The auto-suggestion Breaths (Fikar)

3.8. The Alternative Breaths

3.8.a) preparation for Kasab

3.8.b) The Kasab Practice of the Sufis -( Initiators’ book III, p.16 – 23)

3.9. Breaths associated with a mystical concept (Shagal)

4.

Concentration practices

5.

Wazifa

Fikar

Kasab

Shagal

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