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Just Breathe

Breathing can clean and energize our bodies.

There are many types of breathes to take.

As you try these techniques, remember to visualize your chakras spinning free of webbing.

Tibetan #1
Stand straight and stretch your arms to the sides.
Spin clockwise standing at one spot.

The most important, apart from the clockwise direction of spin, is to make sure that you stop before feeling dizzy and getting any difficulty with your balance.

Choose carefully the speed and the number of full rotations (up to 21) which do not make you dizzy.

Gradually with practice, you should be able to spin full 21 times and also increase the speed without getting dizzy.

Children do this exercise spontaneously and they have plenty of energy.


Tibetan #2
Start stretched on your back with your hands along the body, palms of your hands on the floor, fingers together.

Raise your head and legs gradually while breathing in.

Your legs should be straight, straighten them as much as you can.

Tuck your chin against the chest.

After holding the position with raised legs and head, lower them gradually while breathing out.

Then relax your muscles before repeating the cycle.

Keep a breathing rhythm so that all four phases of this exercise are approximately of the same duration.

If you need to miss a cycle because you need a rest, keep breathing in the same rhythm and wait for the entire breathing cycle before starting again.

Maintaining the rhythm is important.


Tibetan #3
Lamas recommend exercise #3 to be practiced immediately after the exercise #2.

Kneel on the floor, hands on thigh muscles.

Tuck the chin against the chest, breathing out.

Then arch back as far as you can bracing your arms against your thighs while breathing in.

When you return to the original position, breathe out, relax and start the cycle over again.

Lamas practice this exercise with eyes closed, focusing inward for best effect.

Deep breathing and maintaining rhythm is important.

Keep a breathing rhythm so that all four phases of this exercise are approximately of the same duration.


Tibetan #4
Start sitting down on the floor, legs straight, feet 30 cm (12 inches) apart, palms of your hands on the floor alongside your buttocks.

Tuck the chin against your chest, breathing out.

Then arch your head back and lift your body so that the knees bend and your arms remain straight while breathing in.

Aim to achieve the horizontal position of the body as indicated in the figure above and maintain it by tensing every muscle in your body.

Then exhale while returning to the original sitting position.

Your hands and feet should remain at the same location on the floor.

Relax with your chin down and start the cycle over again.

This exercise may seem to be initially more difficult than others.

If you cannot do it at first, continue with other exercises, trying your best with this one every time.

Gradually, Tibetan #4 should become as easy as others.

Keep a breathing rhythm so that all four phases of this exercise are approximately of the same duration.


Tibetan #5
In this exercise, hands and feet should be spaced slightly wider than your shoulders.

Start in a sagging position, your spine arched back, hands perpendicular to the floor, feet on the toes, and head as far back as possible, breathe out.

Your body should be close to the ground, but not touching it.

While breathing in and keeping your legs and arms straight, raise your body as high as you can, as depicted above.

Then breathe out returning to the original position.

Tense your muscles at each position.

Keep a breathing rhythm so that all four phases of this exercise are approximately of the same duration.


There is another technique of breathing for energizing the body and your spirit, and emotional body after a major upset.

Balance your breathing by trying these two techniques listed below.
You might find one works better than the other. You use the one you find to be best for you.

Start by doing deep abdominal breathing inhale for seven seconds (the breathing meditation), slowly and naturally.

Close your left nasal with your finger (Do not over inflate your lungs.)

Allow yourself to feel and hear the air coming into you.

Hold it for 2 seconds with both nasals open.
Then exhale for seven seconds.
Pause 2 seconds.

Close your right nasal next and inhale for seven seconds.
Repeat seven times.

This is an excellent meditation to control Kundalini release as well as for healing sessions and relaxation.
(The meditation advances into taking note of external factors while you breathe deeply.)

You can do the same technique by breathing in six seconds and holding three seconds then out six seconds.

This technique allow the kundalini energy to energize the chakras of the body to charge up and spin to rid the body of physical wear out, emotional draining, mental wear out or even physical, emotional, and mental wear out from cords attach to us from others in our lives.
Breathing properly helps cleanse them from us.

Next installment with be coming soon.