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8/4 Segmented Breathing Meditation

With segmented breathing we divide the inhalation and exhalation into several equal parts, with a slight suspension of the breath separating each part, and with a distinct beginning and end onto each segment. This stimulates the central brain and the glandular system in different ways.

instead of inhaling in one smooth motion, we break the breath up into segmented sniffs. Try not to collapse or squeeze the nostrils in on the sniff, or pull the breath too deeply into the lungs. the goal is for the breath to strike a relaxed, yet focused area in the nasal passage to stimulate a particular set of nerves. Keep the nostrils relaxed and direct the attention to the feel of the breath further along the air passages and to the motion of the diaphragm.

4 Parts in : 8 Parts Out – calming, centring 

Meditation Instructions


Sitting on the floor or chair. Spine straight.


Eyes closed and focus on the 3rd eye (between the eyebrows and up one inch, this activates intuition).


Hands in Gyan Mudra (thumb tip touches index finger tip and the other fingers are straight) Gyan mudra stimulates the ability to understand your inner knowledge and wisdom which invokes receptivity and calmness.


In-hale in 8 segments (Ong Namo Guru-Dev Namo Ong Namo Guru-Dev Namo 8 parts)
Exhale in 8 segments (Ong Namo Guru-Dev Namo 4 parts). Inhale and exhale into little sniffs. The breath pattern is meant to relax you and stimulate particular nerves which activates the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve supports the nervous system.


tools to bring the mind into focus and connect the subconscious and conscious mind which brings change
Ong creative consciousness, Namo “I call upon”, Guru inner teacher, Deyv divine, Namo “I call upon”.
Adi Mantra, which is used to tune into your soul consciousness. Creates connection to the divine teacher within YOU.


Inhale deeply three times and sit quietly for 2-3 min. and notice the experience you created, experience you.

KRI International Kundalini Teacher Training Manual pg. 97

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