Breathing meditation exercises prepare you for your
meditation. Before you start, you first have
to get your body to relax. Breathing exercises helps you to
relax. It can be done in different ways. This sites will give you several of techniques to relax, so that
you can chose the ones that work the best on you.
There are more than one breathing exercise, so let me give
you some of them.
Breathing Exercise - 1
To get warmed up for the meditation, your body and your mind
should first relax. Take a slow deep breath, and let the air go
all the way down to your lower abdomen. Imagine the incoming air as a
cold, blue wind that enters your nostril. Hold your breath for a
second and feel the great amount
of energy it brings to your lungs. Let it fill your body and
then slowly let it out through your mouth, and visualize it as a
warm, red wind, drained from all its energy. Take another
deep breath, while imagining the blue cold wind entering your
nostril. Repeat this breathing exercise till you feel relaxed.
During this breathing exercise your mind should be
thoughtless. Your only focus should be on your breathing but
your mind will probably be invaded with many irrelevant
thoughts. Do not try to ignore them. You have to acknowledge
them, and then you can let go of them. You could keep a note book nearby,
to write the thoughts down, so that you can deal with them
later, but try not to be to distracted.
Breathing Exercise - 2
This breathing meditation exercise is called the sponge technique and is extremely
powerful for deep meditation. Sit up, or lie down and imagine,
as you inhale, that you are not just breathing through your
nose, but you are breathing through your entire body. Imagine
that every time you breathe in, you breathe through your pores on
your skin. Feel how your body expands as a sponge as you breathe
in, and feel how the air exit you body through the pores.
Breathing Exercise - 3
Sit on a chair or cross-legged on
the floor (preferable on a chair, so
that your feet are in direct contact with the ground). Sit
straight and breathe slowly in through your nose, hold it, and
let it out through your mouth. Get comfortable and relaxed. Now
imagine that from underneath your feet, long roots come out and
penetrate the floor, all the way down to the soil. Feel the
direct connection. Now feel an energy flowing from the earth, up
through your roots, through your legs and in to your entire
body. Sense how you absorb the energy from the ground. How you
drain it. Use this energy gathering technique in a chosen
meditation, where you need to collect energy in a effective way.