OM the Eternal Witness: Secrets of the Mandukya Upanishad

Lotus Press
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Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.
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Lotus Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2008
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Pages
202
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ISBN
9788188157433
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English
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Religion / Eastern
Religion / Hinduism / Sacred Writings
Religion / Spirituality
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匯集東西方觀點──

有關呼吸的鼻子與胸腹腔解剖生理學、瑜伽能量學、調息法

揭露如何運用呼吸來調節生命能量的祕密

 

呼吸不只是單純的生理現象

呼吸的節奏及速度,反映著一個人的身心狀態;

若能調控呼吸,就能改變人生。

 

◎「呼吸」不值得注意嗎?

情緒、身體及呼吸之間的關係本質為何?

呼吸是否與心念有任何的互動關係?

我們是否能藉由改變呼吸模式,來改變情緒與生理狀態?

「呼吸」實則扮演著整合人類生命各層次的角色,

若能對「呼吸」有著徹底的了解,

將能擴展我們對身心的覺察及調控力。

 

◎呼吸是身體與心念之間的連結

 

斯瓦米‧拉瑪與兩位美國知名醫師,分別從東方與西方的觀點,對「呼吸」進行全面的審視,包括胸腔與腹部的物理運動、呼吸道的生理與解剖學、各式呼吸習慣的生理與心理作用、鼻子構造與呼吸氣流的關係、呼吸氣流與神經系統活動的複雜模式、瑜伽觀點中潛藏在身心背後的載具「氣」(prana)等,說明了呼吸對生理健康及高階意識狀態的重要性。斯瓦米‧拉瑪也在本書中分享喜馬拉雅瑜伽士所練習的調息法,讓讀者可以立即從中受益。

 

不論是幫助釋放食物中的能量、影響心肺系統的功能,或是改變自主神經系統、情緒狀態等,呼吸在維繫人體器官的完整運作中,扮演著關鍵的角色。呼吸是所有生理活動的基本,並因為它碰觸到人體眾多層面的運作,我們可以透過它來觀察與操控這些層面。

 

受傷時的哭泣、驚嚇時的喘氣,以及憤怒時呼吸的顫抖等,都是我們所熟知的情緒如何影響呼吸的情況。瑜伽士認為,呼吸與心念之間存在著對等的關係,若某種心念狀態會造成某種呼吸模式,那麼藉由有意識的採用該呼吸模式,即可喚起相對應的心念狀態。如果我們改變呼吸模式,就能改變個性;當我們的心念受到干擾時,呼吸就會變調,會變淺、變快且不均勻。

 

呼吸與心相互依存,掌控呼吸,心就會開始變得專一;假使呼吸不規則或斷斷續續,則心就會散亂。能控制呼吸與「氣」的人,就能控制住他的心;能控制心的人,就能控制住他的呼吸。調息能幫助練習者控制「氣」,進而達到更高層次的靈性修持。

 

本書將呼吸理論知識視為可被應用的個人成長工具,詳實描述了一系列實用的練習與技巧,以便讀者可有系統地控制呼吸及「氣」生命能量。這些練習都有助於擴展對呼吸的覺察,並以有益的呼吸方式來取代無意識的呼吸習慣。由於呼吸是身體與心念之間的連結,因此也可以被用來介入身體與心念的運作,隨著我們對呼吸的覺察及控制,這種介入將可以深化生理與心理的改變。

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