Monastic Breath Technique
Meditation is mediation — intervention between conflicting hemispheres of the brain to promote reconciliation of Yin and Yang forces.
The left (Father Time) and right (Mother Earth) hemispheres are at variance in everyone who’s not “cell-realized.”
Meditation is like hiring a marriage counselor to navigate the choppy waters of Cosmic Matrimony.
The four-count Monastic Breath is the easiest way to begin this reconciliation of the hemispheres by regulating the carbon dioxide tension in the alveoli of the lungs.
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) endorsed this ancient technique, renaming it the Therapeutic Breath.
He also called it Alternate Rotation Breathing and the Rotation Cleansing Breath.
Indeed, “meditate” and “medical” are both derived from the Latin mederi, “to remedy.”
Meditation coordinates the brain’s hemispheres, which are themselves responsible for coordinating many bodily activities.
The brain is the throne of consciousness, but the King resides in the nose (oxygen).
How do you do the Monastic Breath technique?
Inhale in the right nostril to the count of seven.
Hold the breath in for the count of seven.
Exhale out the left nostril to the count of seven.
Hold the breath out to the count of seven.
Inhale in the left nostril to the count of seven.
Hold the breath in to the count of seven.
Exhale out the right nostril to the count of seven.
Hold the breath for the count of seven.
Continue as long as desired or necessary (as the case may be).
According to Swami Nitty-Gritty…
“The rotation cleansing breath is for bronchitis and asthma. Tap the chest while doing the alternate therapeutic breathing.”