Hello fellow traveler!
In this video I decided to share a breathing meditation that has proved quite useful for me in my day-to-day life. If you’re up for it, we’ll do a 10-minute breathing meditation session together to help you relax and wind down.
The technique that we’ll be using is something I’ve developed based on the principles of the Buteyko method in combination with ancient yogic techniques. Today we’ll aim at lowering our breath rate in order to mimic the physiological characteristics of the hibernation state.
This will be fun and most of all very relaxing!
Before we begin this special exercise, there are a couple things I need to make clear and point out.
First things first, ideally this breathing exercise should be done on an empty stomach or at least after not eating for a couple of hours, having imbibed liquids like water or tea is fine.
Secondly is to take conscious breaths, always try to bring as much of your conscious attention to the process of breathing. Just follow the meditation bell which rings every 10 seconds.
Try to avoid too deep and too shallow breaths. Somewhere in the middle is good.
I’ve found a sweet spot of between 2 to 4 seconds when it comes to the in breath, note that the in breath should always be in through the nose (this is important)
2 – 4 seconds works well on the out breath as well, the out breath can be done through the nose or mouth, both will do fine.
Another important point is to avoid overdoing it, if you feel strain and too much of an “air-hunger” you should probably stop and resume your normal breathing.
Find a good comfortable spot, lying down or sitting up both work well,
Lastly, you can close your eyes and just follow the meditation bell when it is time for the in breath or you can follow along the jedi master in the video who takes about 3-4 seconds for in and out breath respectively. That being said, when you hear the meditation bell, you know that a cycle has begun and it is time for an in-breath.
Now then. Let us begin!