Bio-energetic Breathing (round breathing) is contra-indicated in pregnancy, epilepsy, bi-polar disorders or other chemical imbalances. All other portions of the Eíriú-Eolas Breathing and Meditation system may be utilized with these conditions.
Welcome to the Eíriú-Eolas Breathing and Meditation System. By utilizing this 21st century revival of an ancient breathing and meditation technique, you are now embarking on an exciting journey of discovery. Eíriú-Eolas is the premiere tool of the age to help you relax and gently work through emotional and psychological trauma, releasing the repressed emotions and mental blocks that stand between you and a successful, fulfilling life.
It is important to perform the warm-up exercises as given on Disc 2. They increase lung capacity, circulation and will greatly enhance your Eíriú-Eolas experience. If you are already following a system of physical activity that incorporates stretching and flexibility, such as yoga, this portion may be modified to suit or can be skipped.
Pipe Breath is used to stimulate the vagus nerve and is performed in three stages to utilize your entire lungs. Stimulating the vagus nerve is like hitting the “off” switch for your stress response. The constricting of the glottis (voice box) almost yet not quite to the point of producing sound causes stimulation of the portion of the vagus nerve which passes between the trachea and esophagus. Practice so you can hold that glottal constriction while inhaling to achieve greater relaxation. The major stimulation of the vagus nerve occurs during exhalation and this is why Eíriú-Eolas Pipe Breath calls for an extended exhalation.
The Warrior Breath is intended to clear the lungs of old, stale air. It strengthens the muscles involved in making a good exhalation as preparation for the next part of the program. You may find your sides a little sore the first time you perform this exercise. The muscles will strengthen quickly and this will pass. Vocalizing “Ha!” helps make the exhalation more complete. It is also good for getting out frustration. Children love doing Warrior Breath!
Bio-energetic Breathing, or round breathing, is used at the physical level for oxygenating your body to better process physical toxins. At the emotional level, it begins the process of gently releasing layers of emotional toxicity. As these layers clear, you will find yourself able to think more clearly and remain calm in stressful situations, allowing you to respond in an efficient and harmonious manner.
Meditation (Prayer of the Soul)
The breathing exercises are intended as preparation for the meditation, which is the heart of the Eíriú-Eolas system. The meditation is performed with “seed”, which means it is neither mindless nor without aim. The seed, entitled “Prayer of the Soul”, has been carefully composed to be unlimited in its application to life and to create a subconscious ground of positive, life-affirming thoughts in your quieted mind. The prayer addresses the Divine Cosmic Mind, which is existence in and of itself. If you wish to address the Divine Cosmic Mind in terms more familiar such as Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Krishna etc. that is also fine.
Should a divine personification not be part of your outlook, you may even look to your own “best self” as being addressed. The Prayer of the Soul is intended to be universally applicable to all personal philosophies.
It’s best to first practice exercising your diaphragm and perform Pipe Breath. Then add more to the program as you feel comfortable. Keep in mind that you breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. This applies to the entire program!
Common Symptoms and Experiences
Lessening of joint pain
Lessening of muscle spasticity
Refreshing and/or deep sleep
Experiencing sensation of heat
Experiencing sensation of white light surrounding oneself
Intense and detailed dreams (see later for details)
Zoning out, difficulty staying awake during breathing exercises and meditation (see later for details)
Sensation in the solar plexus
Tickling or numbness in arms, legs, lips (common side-effects of hyper-ventilation)
Feelings of joy and elation
Change in appetite (reduced desire for foods that are incompatible with your body)
Hunger after the breathing and meditation
Bursts of unanticipated laughter
Abdominal pain, sharp pains in body (symptomatic of organs becoming more functional again)
Increased heart rate
External and internal interruptions during breathing and meditation
Desire to cry (see later for details)
Depression (can last a couple of weeks, only temporary)
Anger, disproportionate to situations (see later for details)
Feelings of disconnection from the world (temporary)
Confusion, irritation (temporary)
Perceiving images during meditation (try not to be too distracted by this, it is yourmind symbolically expressing what was suppressed in your subconscious)
Sharper awareness, senses, thoughts; perception of actually being in the present.
Questions about symptoms and experiences
Long term benefits
As you continue practicing the Eíriú-Eolas system, you will embrace a new quality of energy, range and initiative. You will become strong in areas where you were once weak. You will experience the constant guidance of your higher self. This guidance will be active in the work of your hands and the words of your mouth. You will feel this guidance in the form of protection, as you will also have the ability to perceive danger in greater capacity than before. Your higher self will guide you to acquire the knowledge you need on a practical level to protect yourself from unnecessary harm.