Going breathless is an experience that happens as one goes deeper in meditation.

Think of being dynamically open to breathlessness, rather than tensing with effort. But it’s also important not to be passive. Try to be “dynamically relaxed” – this will draw you deeper within.

Breathlessness doesn’t necessarily mean an out-of-body experience although you may well leave behind the realms of time and space.

Samadhi is an even deeper state in which one feels oneness with the universe without separation. Breathlessness is a step in that direction.


How Can I Become an Observer During the Hong Sau Meditation?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Yogesh: While practicing Hong Sau, the tongue or throat should not move, but i cannot mentally chant the mantra without slightly moving the the tongue/throat (very slight), especially at the G in Hong and S in Sau. I tried to listen to the breath also, but it does not make much sound (especially when shorter). I then tried imagining someone speak…


Coming Back to My Body in Meditation Is Uncomfortable

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Caroline: I meditated on and off, for 34 yrs. in past few years a lot of the time when coming back in my body I jolt or am unable to breathe, once I am in a deep state. I gasp to catch my breath or my head falls back also in a jolting manner. I haven’t been able to meditate comfortably…


Beginning a Meditation Practice

Nayaswami Parvati

Question from ela singh: Sir, I am a total beginer in meditation. I am trying it for the last few days. I just sit quietly for 20 minutes. I tried to sit erect but I can’t. I feel the best way for me is to lie down on bed. Is that ok? The flow of thoughts never stops either.


The State of Breathlessness Is the Goal

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from DKS: Aum Guru I have been meditating for 2 yrs. Of late, at the start of med after the measured breathing I go totally breathless even if I donot focus on the spiritual eye. I wait for a long time but the breath does not come. So I am not able to do haung sau. What should I do in such…


Going breathless in meditation

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Diderik Finne: I am curious about “going breathless.” Is this something that one has to strive for consciously, or does it just happen as one gets deeper into the practice? Is the breathless state an out-of-body experience? Is it the same as samadhi?


Achieving the Breathless State in Meditation

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Vinay: Hi, I’ve seen more use of the phrase “Breathless state” in kriya yoga than any other path. Common sense and most obvious experience tells one that oxygen is necessary to sustain life. In breathless state, when one is not drawing any oxygen from outside, how does the body hold on for a sustained longer duration, for an experienced meditator? I’ve…