The Eight Spiritual Breaths

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The Eight Spiritual Breaths is a powerful system of Kundalini Yoga that leads to personal transformation and conscious evolution. There are many practical health and wellness benefits of practicing The Eight Spiritual Breaths.

Origins of The Eight Spiritual Breaths

According to legend, Padmasambhava, a renowned yogi and teacher at the ancient Nalanda University, foreseeing its destruction by foreign invaders, migrated to Tibet with a select group of disciples. He continued to share his knowledge and guide those he considered worthy to receive it. A set of powerful Breathing Exercises was part of the knowledge he imparted, which was designed to help individuals realize their highest potential.

In the early 1900s, this course of Breathing Exercises was taken to the West by Edwin John Dingle, an American who travelled to Tibet and studied under a Tibetan Master.

The practice of these Breathing Exercises was revived and conducted in India under the aegis of The Brahma Vidya Mission founded by Swami K. S. Ramanathan. I joined the Course in 1995 under the guidance of Justice M. L. Dudhat, who had studied under Swami Ramanathan.

Until recently, Brahma Vidya was taught as a course in self-development. It was designed to help aspirants access their unlimited inner potential. The goal being to work towards a positive, more desirable change within: one’s self, which would provide access to higher knowledge and also fill one with peace, wisdom and compassion. All this would then combine to transform humanity and make for a better world.

Practice of the Breaths led to my spiritual growth

Practising these powerful Eight Breaths along with their empowered Affirmations, revealed that there is a lot more to human beings than the senses can feel or perceive. I understood that your ego is not your true being. Rather, your true being is the reality that never changes and is not bound by time or space. Since your true being is not bound by time or space, it cannot be grasped through the senses or the mind. It can only be experienced. It is self-existent and therefore immortal.

My practice of The Eight Spiritual Breaths took me in a direction not previously experienced or documented by any aspirant. After some prolonged and serious contemplation, it dawned that these Breathing Exercises were designed to activate the subtle body meridians; that is, they activate the chakras, which will help an individual systematically access the descending and ascending energies of the Kundalini. This, in turn, enables an aspirant to enter the experiential stage where knowledge is gained at the subtle level from subtle dimensions.

Achieving mastery over all aspects of one’s life

Practice of The Eight Spiritual Breaths is the methodology that provides one with the systematic steps required to achieve mastery in one’s life across all dimensions: physical, mental, emotional, social, familial, financial, aspirational, and spiritual. These constitute the complete matrix of a well-integrated life. The Eight Spiritual Breaths is part of the Kundalini Laya Yoga Systems.

Hence the basic Brahma Vidya course, under the guidance of late Justice M. L. Dudhat, has evolved to a different level of experience. It has developed into a course that will lead an aspirant into the subtle planes of existence, if practised with awareness and understanding. Human awareness is now making rapid breakthroughs in accessing new dimensions in consciousness and as Brahma Vidya is a science of evolution, it has to be kept updated and in harmony with the developing consciousness.

A word from the wise sages

The sages have said that, one who accepts tradition without independent personal thought does not perform any individual function in relation to human progress. One who accepts all the traditions of the past, subjects them to critical evaluation and adds the benefits of his own experiences, is the true propagator of light and an important factor in the higher evolution of mankind.

For any queries that may arise regarding an experience and/or if an aspirant needs guidance on the same, please write to :

Enrol For The Course In The Eight Spiritual Breaths

The Eight Spiritual Breaths Course can be studied under the guidance of a qualified and certified teacher. Do not try to learn, or perform, the Breaths on your own.

The Eight Spiritual Breaths Course Book will be given to you once you enrol for the Course. It is based on the book ‘Brahma Vidya – An Ancient System of Yoga and Philosophy’ by Swami K. S. Ramanathan, and Lectures on Brahma Vidya given by Justice M. L. Dudhat.

After you have completed the Course, you may view a series of Videos by Santosh Sachdeva in which she explains sections of the Course Book in further detail. You may access and view the series on YouTube. The link to the videos is given in the Course Book.

If you are interested in enrolling for the course, please send the following information to, and we will revert to you. The course is presently offered in Mumbai and elsewhere around the world via Skype sessions.

  1. Some details about your family background.
  2. What prompted you to enrol for the course?
  3. What is your age, occupation and location?
  4. Have you done any course in breathing exercises before? Have you done any course in healing, like reiki, pranic healing, etc.?
  5. Are you following any spiritual practice or guru currently?
  6. Preferred language for the course: English, Hindi, Malayalam

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