Firstly I need to tell you about the anchor bells and the rhythm. The bells are prominent throughout the recording and you will hear the first one within 30 seconds. The reason for these is simply to remind you to:
Ok so read the above three times and remember that the bells are to remind you of these instructions and every time you hear one you will remember.
Now the rhythm – during the course of a session, your breathing pattern will change according to how you feel from:
But in all cases the exhale should never be forced – just let it find its own way out. And remember that the breathing should be connected with no pauses between the inhale and exhale or the exhale and inhale.
So attempting to create an exact rhythm to follow is impossible as everyone is going to breathe differently. With this in mind, the rhythm on the recording consists of a breath sound followed by an OM sound which can be followed as required or easily ignored and just heard as a comfortable background sound. We’ll call these two sounds, ‘sound A’ and ‘sound B’ but it makes no difference which is which.
As an experiment, click on the icon above and this will give you a five minute sample in order to try the following:
The above will create a fairly slow breath rhythm. Try this for a few breaths and see how you get one - it’s easy.
Now as an alternative you can double the speed as follows:
I know you might be thinking that as we’ve doubled the speed the count should be to 5 or 6 and not 4. Well it’s a mystery 5/6 doesn’t work for me but you can try it if you want.
Either of these can be used as a good starting point, but any time that you feel like breathing faster or slower – do so!
What also works well with the rhythm is ‘20 connected breaths’:
What works well for me is to go through a period of full and slow breathing, then to move on to full and fast, then occasionally fast and shallow, and then repeat.
But as long as the breath is connected and the exhale is relaxed, you cannot go wrong – I urge you to try it!
So to recap:
When returning to normal waking consciousness, give yourself plenty of time to come round before doing anything potentially dangerous like driving or climbing a ladder etc.
Important: Please do not copy the sample and play it in repetition as an alternative to obtaining the full recording as the brainwave entrainment will be all over the place. The full download is available by donation, or if this is a problem please take it for free!
Alternate Nostril Breathing
The recording can also be used for alternate nostril breathing which is absolutely nothing to do with the ‘rebirthing breath’, but nevertheless a useful and beneficial practice.
To do this:
The above is one cycle. Doing this regularly will help to balance the two hemispheres of your brain and also clears your nadis. You can of course do this for as long or as short as you feel like. 10 – 20 minutes is good.