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Vipassana Meditation Forum => Meditation, Practice And The Path => Topic started by: poiqwepoi on August 05, 2008, 03:03:43 AM

Title: Breathing awareness
Post by: poiqwepoi on August 05, 2008, 03:03:43 AM
Hello all!

Since I have been practicing breathing awareness, I noticed that all the time, except for one session, I breath mainly through the left nostril.  I noticed this during the one session I was breathing through the right nostril. 

Today my aware mind has found a way not not let go that easily by hanging on to my breath by being aware of the whole breath, including transitions.  Actually, the out-in transition is most interesting, especially if you breath very lightly.  The lighter the breath, the more you feel turbulence.  And at the out-in  transition you can actually feel the turbulence, composed of warmer air, come in, for a brief fraction of a second, followed by the fresh ambient air.  It is much easier to keep focus when you notice such phenomenons...

Shanti!

-Eric 
Title: Re: Breathing awareness
Post by: Matthew on August 12, 2008, 10:47:53 PM
can you learn to breathe first through one nostril and then through the other? Once you have mastered alternating you could move on to coordinating.

In the Dhamma,

Matthew
Title: Re: Breathing awareness
Post by: poiqwepoi on August 14, 2008, 12:49:53 AM


can you learn to breathe first through one nostril and then through the other? Once you have mastered alternating you could move on to coordinating.

Is that even possible?  :o
Title: Re: Breathing awareness
Post by: Matthew on August 14, 2008, 06:12:28 AM


can you learn to breathe first through one nostril and then through the other? Once you have mastered alternating you could move on to coordinating.

Is that even possible?  :o


Yes lol. Quite possible.

In the Dhamma,

Matthew