Happiness! Isn’t that what we all are seeking for in our loved ones, jobs, possessions, our health, well-being, and our material wealth? Unfortunately the blatant truth is that any of these things can be taken away from us at anytime.
Trauma is a phenomena that occurs to most of its victims when they are robbed of any of the above mentioned things. Especially when they least expect it. Victims are taken over by shock and are incapable of understanding what happened to them and are the least equipped to deal with it. Many of us have gone through trauma. It is said to have the capacity to break one’s emotional spine causing them to become emotional wrecks.
People resort to antidepressants and other forms of escapism which does not cure but eventually makes the situation even worse.
Nitaai Breathing exercise has brought back many traumatized patients to near normalcy! Nitaai Breathing, is a form of deep corrective breathing exercise which consists of deeply inhaling and resonating the sound “Nitaai” very slowly whilst exhalation. Whilst doing this, “Ni” is short, “taa” is long and “i” is short again.
This form of deep breathing does not remove the object of emotional pain but helps one to release the negative feelings that arise within which may be suicidal; and in no time makes one joyful. It helps us to channelize our thought towards positivity which leads to contentment.
Nitaai Breath Awareness, that one should work towards; is a spacious, calming, still, centered and blissful feeling that one experiences. This is what we truly deserve.
When we learn to access and experience the joy present within us, then we are not so easily thrown around by the changing external conditions of our lives. We are able to meet life’s challenges with a sense of grace rather than resistance.