Tibetan Yoga – The Nine Breathing Exercise
- Sit in a cross-legged position or in a chair, keeping the spine erect. Breath in deeply through the mouth.
- Close off the ear with the right thumb and close off the right nostril with the ring finger.
- From the left nostril, exhale in three slow breaths.
- Change the hand; with the left thumb, close off the ear and close the left nostril with the ring finger.
- Breathe once through the right nostril in three slow inhalations.
- Repeat three times and exhale finally through both nostrils in one long breath.
- Remain in meditation.
- Relax your body.
- Empty the mind.
- Wish that every living being overcomes their own suffering.
Helps your digestion, purifies the wind channels, calms your mind and develops a compassionate heart.
More about Tibetan Yoga
- The heart is supported by the element of WIND.
- Wind flows through the body channels transporting blood and consciousness day and night until the end of life.
- The body requires the five elements: WIND, FIRE, WATER, EARTH AND WOOD.
- These five elements blend with the 72,000 channels in the body. The wind, mind and essence of the seed of life merge.
- Meditation and yoga help clean the channels.
- When the channels are clean, the wind can flow freely.
- When the wind circulates, the essence of the drops (seed of life) becomes balanced.
- If these drops are balanced, the mind opens, the body becomes healthy and divine wisdom can naturally arise.