You are not the mind. The mind is a medium to recognise, form and receive expressions. It is a tool to give us a “perspective” of the world outside. Yes! JUST A PERSPECTIVE!!

Perspective here is not a reality of the outside world. Its a definition of the outside world as we want to, prefer to and desire to see it. We create a scenario in our mind, visualise it and then actualise it in the outside world. But how is this possible? The forms and shapes of the outside world remain as they are…… What happens then???


You are born with a vibratory frequency. It is known as “Prakruti”, your Original constitution. It is a ‘genetic imprint’ (like your mobile number, assuming it stays with you forever) so to say which guides us to perceive, behave and act in a unique manner. The prakruti is of two kinds;

a). “Sthula” or gross, meaning our body and
b). “Sukshma” or subtle meaning our mind

The ‘Sthula’ and ‘Sukshma’ both work together as the expressions of the mind happen through the body. This “unconsciously” coordinated effort gives rise to all forms of outer expressions.

If the expressions are withheld, then the body expresses it in the form of ailments like hypertension, depression, migraines, asthma, obesity, sleeplessness, psoriasis, eczema, hair fall, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation etc to name a few.

“Most of these symptoms mentioned above also have a pathological route but the cause is more mental than pathological or physical”.



You are a being who tries to get a point of view by analysing your environment, your communication is based on this analysis. It is a very complex process. You are constantly, perceiving everything you see, hear, feel, smell and taste. You are living through the understanding your sense organs provide you.

It will be surprising to know that you are the one who has provided the input to analyse and perceive and you are the one who reacts to it when you come face to face with any situation.


YOUR mind is constantly communicating to you. This communication happens in two places;

1). The Heart – To feel
2). The Brain – To Analyse

The expressions happen through your body in this way…..

When you analyse more, you become critical, start to compare, make statements based on logic and take a firm, proactive position to take a decision.

When you feel more, you become soft in approach, become overly empathetic, start to compare and take a reactive position to justify your point.

Both of these are bad. To balance it, an ideal situation is where you have both approaches in equal measure. This gives you a rational view point to express and, decision making is easy.

“”Perceptions and feelings happen so fast, it is impossible to separate one from the other unless you are really in the moment, in complete awareness of your environment””.



“”As YOU feel, you begin to emote. Emotion is giving meaning to an expression. It gives the receiver of the information a way to interpret what you are trying to communicate. All your efforts in controlling your actions and reactions begin here as the next state of expression happens through your body””.


You receive all information and inputs from the outside world through your senses. All this information is filtered by the mind and analysed and interpreted by the intellect.

“”Man chooses to see, hear, taste, feel and smell what he feel is good and right for him. He gets conditioned by his mind to receive and respond likewise””.

As you hold on to this reality you support (as you perceive it), your ego finds all the justifications to make it sound right. That way, you are enthused by your intellect to stick to it and assert it back to the outside world as “The only Reality” that exists.

In this struggle to vocalise and make a point against any visible opposition who beg to disagree, you bring forth arguments, debates and discussions and try to find individuals who are like minded and who seem to agree with you.

But you are not alone in this game. You are constantly being watched, cajoled and guided by your conscience who plays ‘God’ and advises you to take the ‘Right’ course of action, one that is acceptable to all…..Here two scenarios emerge;

a). If you win over your conscience temporarily, your victory is short lived as you are reminded of what you “should have done”. This guilt makes you react on the outside and the bad taste of internal deceit and defeat starts the process of ‘feeling low’ from within.

b). If your conscience wins over you, you feel elated, empowered and in control to take on the next big challenge in front of you. Your self esteem feels full; you feel victorious and complete. Your mind is not chattering; It is calm and composed, and there is a pleasant feeling of detachment and Joy!

The 2nd scenario is the most desired, more preferred way to live. Total harmony prevails both inside and around you.


Your mind communicates its intent through your body by means of expressions, modulation of voice, gestures and body language. Distancing your mind from your body is the key here.

Tantra is one of the most powerful and quick forms of liberating you from your troubles. Unfortunately Tantra got redefined by the west which understood it as a form of erotic art. In the east, Tantra was regarded as a form of Voodoo. Both are extremely wrong.

Tantra has its roots even before the Vedic period. It evolved out of understanding the powers of nature and has developed techniques to emulate and experience these powers to enable you to “become one with nature”.

You will discover and experience it as you practice a simple, yet powerful technique I’m mentioning below…..!

“”It was designed to enable an individual, through well researched techniques, to ascend to a deeper state of consciousness and experience peace and joy in the fastest possible way””.

 Let us explore the technique for you here;

1). There are only 2 entities that connect your mind and body;
a). Your Breathe… and
b). Your Tongue.

Both of them become a powerful aid in communication. The breathe assists you in emotional expression and the tongue helps in vocalising it.

For eg; You will notice that when you hold your breathe, your body stiffens. And when you release your breathe and become just an observer of your breathe (without actually breathing consciously), your body slackens and relaxes.

The same is with your tongue. There are many moments in your life when you ‘listen to reply’ and not ‘listen to listen’.

For eg; As you prepare to reply to a debate or a conversation (you will experience this especially when you presume you already know what the other person is trying to say), you will notice that there is an urgency to communicate what you feel like. The tongue becomes stiff and so does your body. Your breathe is held. Emotion is building up and finally, you let out the rush of words you so desperately wanted to utter.

To quieten your mind and experience a deep, relaxed and calm state of being, do the following exercise. This is extremely simple;

“”You must do this when you are relatively relaxed and there are no pressing or pending tasks on hand that can cause stress or unrest in your mind””.

a). Allow your tongue to settle down to the floor of the mouth. This is as simple as your tongue lying down on the lower palette, lifeless. When you consciously allow the tongue to relax, you will notice that the body relaxes too (as a pre-requisite, try to check your body posture. You may want to sit straight, with no pressure on your back muscles, especially your lower back and mid back muscles. Notice that your shoulders are not bunched or tensed and that the neck is relaxed).

With this exercise, your body and mind are separated as two different entities. One cannot live without the other. As one is inactive, the other becomes inactive too. The tongue is the connecting link“.

b). Next comes your jaw. Allow it to open and not feel locked or tensed. You may prefer to keep your mouth closed loosely, but if it is open, its ok (provided you are not in a dusty or polluted environment).

c). Watch your breathe. You should detach yourself from wanting to consciously indulge in breathing. Just be a witness to your breathe. When your breathe goes in, watch the coolness of the oxygen entering your nostrils. When your breathe goes out, it feels a little warmer at the tip of your nostrils. Focus on the change in temperature on inhalation and upon exhalation. Your mind will be focussed on this activity rather than engaging in unnecessary thinking.

Breathe fuels emotions. For eg; When you get angry, you will notice that you have been breathing in short, bullet like bursts of air. The nostrils feel hot and inflamed. The breathe is short but sharp. Vice versa, when you are relaxed, the breathe is deep and uniform and so on and so forth.

While you are performing these kriyas, try to be attentive, yet remain detached from your mind. All your perceptions, thoughts and feelings are internal dialogues happening within. If you care to listen to them, you can be swayed and distracted. Just ignore these dialogues however important or urgent they may seem, however spicy or boring they may make you feel.

Ignoring it consciously will allow you to go deeper, beyond the mind. This way, you will allow yourself to experience deeper states of peace and tranquility within. Joy is yours to cherish.

This is the 1st and the beginning step to lean the famous “Kriya Yoga”.

There are other exercises like the ‘Full Yogic breathe’, ‘Reverse Yogic breathe’ and other forms of breathing that will enable your energies to be diverted either upward or downward. These kriyas can enhance the effects current exercise and the results can be truly enjoyable and very relaxing for you.

The vital capacity (full capacity of your lung) is utilised to breathe and enough oxygen is sent into the blood. The brain also gets a good amount of oxygen and calms you down. All these require an instructor to teach you and guide you through to get you maximum effect of deep relaxation.

When accompanied with mudras (psychic poses with fingers or body postures), energies are diverted to parts of your body that are feeling lazy or weak. You will feel instantly awakened and energised.

All of these and other very powerful, yet very simple exercises on how to train your mind on ‘how not to indulge in negative, regressive or pessimistic thinking’ while you do the breathing exercise are there, but that requires you to be queued and guided. So I’ll not be able to explain it here.

d). Lastly, let your eyes be positioned in a way that is most comfortable and relaxed for the eye muscles. This will prevent your eyes from participating in any form of unconsciousness communication. Let the muscles around your eyes be relaxed and calm. A couple of auto suggestions like “I’m calm and composed”, “I’m at peace with myself at this moment” etc. will help immensely. Believe in the auto suggestions when you say them.

Do this simple exercise and revert to me with your feedback, your questions and your comments.

I can teach you one or two more simple ones that can make you feel a lot more relaxed and transport you to the next level.


  • Ganesh
    Posted August 20, 2014 9:16 pm 0Likes

    Dear Sir,
    The breathing technique was very relaxing. Thank you for sharing. Request you to share further techniques.

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted September 1, 2014 8:09 am 0Likes

      Namaste Ganesh,

      Thank you! Kindly pen down your experience. We shall take this further 🙂

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