To begin this mediation please find a comfortable seated posture either in a chair or on the floor cross legged. Take a few moments to center by inhaling through the nose to the count of four and exhaling through the nose to the count of 4. Do this until you feel relaxed and ready to start.
Start by interlacing your fingers with your right thumb on top of the left thumb. Place your hands at the center of the diaphragm line, touching the body.
Close your eyes. Begin concentrating on your breathing, using your inner vision notice your breath at the tip of your nose. Notice from which nostril you are breathing. Within 3 minutes you should know. The focus of this meditation is to change which nostril your are primarily breathing through. If you are breathing primarily through your left nostril, consciously change to your right nostril. Be sure to keep your shoulders completely relaxed. Practice changing this breath back and forth for as long as you like.
Time: Start with 11 minutes, but you may work up to 31 minutes.
Once your time is up, inhale deeply, hold the posture. Squeeze all the muscle along the spine. Hold this for 10 secs. Then exhale. Repeat this two more times.
Contemplate your experience.
Now take a few moments to sense whatever you are feeling and/or thinking.
About This Meditation
This meditation will alter your energy by changing your nostril breathing. You can’t get out of your body, but you can change its energy. If you are thinking something neurotic and find out that you’re breathing through your right nostril, start breathing through your left nostril instead. This will change your energy from agni (fire) to sitali (cool).
If you are depressed, in a disturbed mental state, start breathing from the right nostril. In 3 minutes you will be a different person. This ability to change nostrils in breathing should be taught to your children within their first 3 years. Exercising this ability can prevent nervous breakdowns.
(Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan JUNE 7, 1976)
Note from me
The most important thing is to do your best and honor where you at at – physically/mentally/emotionally. So no worries if you need to relax during the meditation, just let the clock run and when you are ready bring to yourself back to your breath and continue with the practice. With each practice you will stay longer and your concentration will increase. Like life, meditation is a constant practice, so please try and enjoy the moment :D.
Try this out for a few days. Positive physical, mental and emotional effects of a yoga practice are cumulative. So, the more you practice, the more you will benefit.
ENJOY! warmly yours … Jennifer
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