means spiritual energy control. Breathing accesses spiritual
energy. This is reflected in a number of languages.
The verb to breathe has a synonym in the verb to inspire
- to allow spirit in.
Inspire is rooted in the Latin's spirare, meaning
to breathe from which is derived Latin's spiritus,
which means breath.
The Hebrew word ruah means both wind and spirit.
The English word pneumatic refers to air pressure. Pneumatic
is rooted in the Greek word pnevmatikos which means spiritual.
The atmosphere - which contains the air we breathe - comes from
the Greek atmosfero which means sphere of vapor.
is rooted in the Sanskrit word atma which means soul.
A soul is a spirit. The atmosphere, then, is a spirit-sphere.