Saturday, October 31, 2015

Channeling Cleaning Breathwork

Channeling Cleaning Breathwork

Practice alternate nostril breathing for 5 to 20 minutes each day before meditation to soothe the mind and calm the nervous system. This is a wonderful breath to engage in daily and makes a world of difference when it comes to experiencing peace in your day.

How to: For one cycle, fully cover your right nostril with your right thumb, and then gently inhale through your left nostril. Uncover your right nostril with your right ring finger. Exhale through your right nostril, then inhale through the right nostril. Uncover your left nostril and cover your right nostril with your right thumb, and then exhale through your left nostril. Repeat, letting your breath be gentle and rhythmic.

Seated Meditation: Practice this seated "So Hum" meditation for 5 to 20 minutes once or twice a day, in the morning or evening to anchor the mind's attention and invite self-inquiry.

How To: Sit in a comfortable position. Release hands to lap. Lengthen from tail bone to crown of your head.close your eyes and relax your facial muscles. Follow the breath. On the inhale, silently repeat So, and on the exhale, hum. Let the mind focus on the mantra. So hum means "I am that" - you are asking yourself, What am I; what is my true self? Upon completion release the mantra and take in a few breaths to feel the imprint of the experience.


Mary Jane

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