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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 POSTURE Sitting on the floor or chair. Spine straight. EYES Eyes closed and focus on the 3rd eye (between the eyebrows and up one inch, this activates intuition). MUDRA Hands in Gyan Mudra …