Like a snow flake, each day differs from the previous or the next. Each day enters with its own challenges, benefits, highlights etc. The four fold breath is a foundational exercise intended to help bring awareness, and an initial acknowledgment to the process of spiritual alchemy; to which there are many roads. Moving forward with the Four Fold Breath, it is time to add visuals.
Four Fold Breath Solar Application.:
Imagine the bright midday sun. Inhale for a count of four. While you inhale envision the sun’s rays entering your body from all sides.
Hold the breath four counts. As you hold, as clearly as possible, imagine the sun’s energy compacted inside your body. Bright and gold.
Exhale for a count of four and imagine the sun’s energy expelling through every pore of your body and engulfing you like an egg shell.
Hold the breath for another four count. Imagine the sun’s energy-shell as it radiates and expands all around you. Watch it grow in diameter as you hold the breath. See it grow gradually to encompass outer-space.
Repeat as many times as you like., then balance the work with the Lunar breath (below).
Four Fold Breath Lunar Application:
Imagine the moon, big beautiful, bright. Inhale for a count of four. As you inhale imagine lunar energy fills your body. See it enter as you inhale.
Hold the breath for a count of four while imagining the moon’s energy inhabiting the body
Exhale the lunar energy for a count of four. As you do so “see” the moon’s energy/light expel from your every pore and encapsulate you.
Hold the breath for a count of four and allow for the lunar energy to grow vast gradually encompassing outer-space. It expands and expands as you hold.
Do this for as many repetitions as you feel good about. Preferably as many times as you did the Solar.
For the month of April, do this as many times as possible. This exercise can be done at home, in the park, on public transportation. There is no real limit to when or where you can do the exercise so long as your attention isn’t required elsewhere. It is recommended to do the solar and lunar application side by side. One balances the other. Also, it is recommended to keep a journal with a “study” on how the exercise may be affecting you. In this way the results are more notable and concrete.
This is Yasmin Deliz, have a happy April. See you next month, and remember, stay kind.