Learning the balanced breath is a foundational practice - It is most important within this journey. Bring awareness to the feel of the breath Moving in and out of the nostrils Allow the breath and the body to relax fully When tense the upper chest alone moves When Relaxed the stomach will move with a gentle bellows action. Give time to settle into this - Soften into this. When one has actualized this motion and is going with its flow, proceed on to the next step.
Focus on the side with less air flow Allow it to totally relax Stay with this until the breath feels balanced, continue to allow the abdomen to soften and Allow all muscles to relax - keep back gently Straight. When this is actualized proceed to the next Practice of Open Eye Mediation:
When ready, bring the attention to the right side of the chest - this is the home of the spiritual heart Which is not a physical location but a cognition of Being It is a place that develops awareness purely
Relax into the spiritual heart... Allowing the breath to breathe itself... soften into this presence for a time If the mind or eyes want to focus on a particular object soften the gaze around the object Allow awareness to expand from within the Heart outward Not focusing on or holding anything in particular Now, continue to relax into the Spiritual Heart Center Float in the fullness of awareness Allow all barriers to fall So that it is open to the totality of the Universe as ONE Sounds come Sounds go The body relaxed The gaze softened No concerns No clinging No aversion Just warmth radiating from the Center of Being
If mind thoughts come up one may repeat Om THAT I AM. As they recede, just remain in the Stillness and Bliss that emerge.
This is seeing through the Heart This is the open eye meditation It can be done throughout the day
Maha Shanti OM I Welcome You All with Great Love and Respect. Guru Kaliuttamananda-Giri (GuruSwamiG)