Wednesday, July 30, 2014

109 Inner-vocal sound creative transcendental meditation

This is a mediation practically almost the same with the celebrated transcendental mediation (see e.g.   and and
The difference is that the sequence of inner soundless sounds in the meditation is not through a veda-culture mandram, which is chosen by some teacher for the one that meditates, but simply a inner-vocal  sound like a musical note created by the inner voice of the one that meditates.

It seems that sound has the power of creating and healing. It may be that by sound we may create parts of our inner existence, and cure already existing  parts of our existence. Inner-sound may have this power to our inner existence. It is known that through music the plants grow better and faster. 
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About types of breathing. Here are 8 types of breathing

a1) Equal Breathing
How it’s done: Balance can do a body good, beginning with the breath. To start, inhale for a count of four, then exhale for a count of four — all through the nose, which adds a natural resistance to the breath.  More advanced technique can aim for six to eight counts per breath with the same goal in mind: calm the nervous system, increase focus and reduce stress.
Level of difficulty: Beginner

a2)   Unequal , inhale long-exhale short breathing, (“Skull Shining Breath”) 
How it’s done: Ready to brighten up your day from the inside out? This one begins with a long, slow inhale, followed by a quick, powerful exhale generated from the lower belly. Once comfortable with the contraction, up the pace to one inhale-exhale (all through the nose) every one to two seconds, for a total of 10 breaths.
When it works best: Morning, when it’s time to wake up, warm up or start looking on the brighter side of things. 
Level of difficulty: Advanced

a3)   Unequal , inhale short-exhale long breathing
How it’s done:  This one begins with a very voluminous but short-fast inhale, that absorbs as much as possible air both in the chest and abdominal area, followed by a slow, long exhale . Once comfortable with the contraction, up the pace to one inhale-exhale (all through the nose) every one to two seconds, for a total of 10 breaths.
When it works best: Evening, before going to sleep, before an exam, or any stressful event.
Level of difficulty: Advanced (because it is not very easy to absorb, all the necessary air in the inhale
a4) Abdominal Breathing Technique
How it’s done: With one hand on the chest and the other on the belly, take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring the diaphragm (not the chest) inflates with enough air to create a stretch in the lungs. The goal: Six to 10 deep, slow breaths per minute for 10 minutes each day to experience immediate reductions to heart rate and blood pressure. Keep at it for six to eight weeks, and those benefits might stick around even longer.
When it works best: Evening, before going to sleep when wanting to calm down,  before an exam, or any stressful event. But keep in mind, “Those who operate in a stressed state all the time might be a little shocked how hard it is to control the breath,”. 
Level of difficulty: Beginner
a5) Chest breathing
This is the opposite of the abdominal breathing. 
How it’s done: With one hand on the chest and the other on the belly, take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring the chest raises and inflates with enough air to create a stretch The goal: Six to 10 deep, slow breaths per minute for 10 minutes each day to experience immediate reductions to heart rate and blood pressure. Keep at it for six to eight weeks, and those benefits might stick around even longer.
When it works best: Waking up in the morning, or before start working in the fields in nature, or before an physically intensive effort 
Level of difficulty: Beginner
a6)  Alternate Nostril Breathing
How it’s done: A yogi’s best friend, this breath is said to bring calm and balance, and unite the right and left sides of the brain. Starting in a comfortable meditative pose, hold the right thumb over the right nostril and inhale deeply through the left nostril. At the peak of inhalation, close off the left nostril with the ring finger, then exhale through the right nostril. Continue the pattern, inhaling through the right nostril, closing it off with the right thumb and exhaling through the left nostril.
When it works best: Crunch time, or whenever it’s time to focus or energize. Just don’t try this one before bed: 
Level of difficulty: Intermediate
a7) Correlated breathing: Progressive Relaxation
How it’s done: To nix tension from head to toe, close the eyes and focus on tensing and relaxing each muscle group for two to three seconds each. Start with the feet and toes, then move up to the knees, thighs, rear, chest, arms, hands, neck, jaw and eyes — all while maintaining deep, slow breaths. Having trouble staying on track? Anxiety and panic specialist Dr. Patricia Farrell suggests we breathe in through the nose, hold for a count of five while the muscles tense, then breathe out through the mouth on release.
When it works best: At home, at a desk or even on the road. One word of caution: Dizziness is never the goal. If holding the breath ever feels uncomfortable, tone it down to just a few seconds at most.
Level of difficulty: Beginner
a8). Correlated breathing: Guided Visualization
How it’s done: Head straight for that “happy place,” no questions asked. With a coach, therapist or helpful recording as your guide, breathe deeply while focusing on pleasant, positive images to replace any negative thoughts. Psychologist Dr. Ellen Langer explains that while it’s just one means of achieving mindfulness, “Guided visualization helps puts you in the place you want to be, rather than letting your mind go to the internal dialogue that is stressful.”
When it works best: Pretty much anyplace you can safely close your eyes and let go (e.g. not at the wheel of a car).
Level of difficulty: Intermediate

The main intent of the transcendental mediation, is inviting the immortal soul consciousness, as awareness of our current mortal situations.
The main intent of focusing to breathing of any type is , to be aware of an interrupted breathing , without gaps and without laps of being aware of breathing. It is an exercise of continuity of awareness  , rather than an exercise of breathing . 

1) We start the meditation by a sequence of 5 breaths, that each one is longer and deeper than the previous. We repeat it several times (e.g. 5 times at least). 
In this way we pass from shallow and short breaths in every day activities to deeper and longer breaths of the meditation, that have more energy and are more powerful.
We may also imagine that we do not breath inside our body, and chest but that our breath waves in the center of the room we are,and away of our body. In this way we may make the breath easier. When the breath has become deep long and strong, we may bring it back inside our body, and imagine it as an elevator, that will lift the "heavy" feelings of the lower or upper part of our body and transmute them  in to free happy feeling , lightness, relaxation etc or as burning flame that will burn a heavy wood in to volatile gasses in the air. 
2) During this preliminary stage, we try to be aware of any inner distractions of the consciousness, that might as we say "steal our breath". We must insist and always return and repair breathing to the rich breath, we want to have. Even only at this early preliminary stage of the meditation, the mediation is a perfect tool to reinforce e,g, our diet or feeding intentions for the day, and re-assure in a clear way our action goals. If our daily goals include some desired habits of diet and feeding we must not forget than even when outside the time of the meditation, we get a compelling eating desire (which is not really a nutrition need of the body) then by breathing deeply several times we immediately give to the organism, in a more direct and faster way (compared to the process of eating) extra energy that he may need , and thus we surpass the not-real compelling eating desire.  
3) In the meditation we lower gradually the frequency of this  musical inner-vocal sound in 5 levels
E.g.  La-La-La-La etc Re-Re-Re-Re etc then Sol-Sol-Sol-Sol etc then Do-Do-Do-Do etc then Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa etc  I chose here sequence of one the musical interval of fifth (the higher frequency is 2/3 higher than the lower) but it could be smaller or larger musical interval.
Of course as it is standard in transcendental meditation we synchronize the inner-vocal sound with exhaling. 
Besides lowering the frequency we may experiment with decreasing  or increasing the volume of single interval note in 5 levels. 
And besides frequency and volume we may experiment with the color of the inner-vocal sound, in other words utilize vowels like A, A, A, A, A or E, E, E, E, E or I, I ,I , I, I or   O, O ,O , O, O , or U , U, U, U, U,  etc as a vehicle of the frequency and volume. In other words always the same vowel for the sequence of 5 frequencies or 5 volumes. For more advanced practice we make combine different vowels to create our own convenient meaningless incantation  word  and mandram. And sometimes for fun I create meaningless yodelning-words (e.g. Hol-le-rin di du-dle di, din di di di  du-dle do etc ) just to spell internally  a yodeling melody. The power of inner incantations is greater than outer incantations , e.g. when it comes to directing the energy (also combined with guided inner imagery) through the inner sound to various parts of the body for energizing and healing purposes. And also an inner incantation may have more power than an outer voiced song which sings about a self that you want to create.    And also we may combine in different ways colors and inner-images with the sounds. The guiding line is how to create a more FREE consciousness for also a more pleasurable meditation for the day. 
4) Parallel to this 5-level sequence of lowering frequency inner-vocal sound we may create in the inner vision (fantasy) 5-level cosmic scales. E.g. We start visualization 1) our standing body, from the height of the ceiling or a few meters higher than the top of the head, 2) then all the planet say from the end of the earthly atmosphere, 3)  then all the solar system from the distance of the outer planets, 4) then all our galaxy, 5) then all the cosmic manifold or cosmo-sphere. We may surf in the web to find images in these 5-cosmic scales, so that we have a stock of inner images to visualize. These 5 cosmic scales correspond also to to 5 aether centers of  self , beyond the 7 bodily aether centers, making in total 12 aether centers. See e.g. paragraph 2 in 
It may seem as futile visualization, but it is not! There are well known experiments , that prove that even the 1st of these scales has effects on our abilities. E.g. concentrating at say an imaginary tangerine above and at some distance from the top of the head and then trying to read a text in from of us, focusing not on the words but on the lines and the spaces between the lines doubles the reading and comprehending speed! 

We may correspond the lowest frequency to the largest cosmic scale or vice-versa. And we may also have meditations with only the sounds without the images. 
If for some people the idea of cosmic scales is not attractive, they may utilize colors from the rainbow, ascending or descending in frequency, parallel to the ascending or descending inner-vocal sounds. The colors may also be less than the musical notes. E.g. Red, Yellow, Green, Blue , Violet , or Violet , Ciel, Yellow, Orange, or Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Ciel, Blue, Violet , etc

5) For more advanced practice we make combine  in different ways colors and inner-images with the inner-sounds. The guiding line is how to create a more pleasurable meditation full of soul energy  for the day and reassure and repair the ability for free inner-senses, inner-speaking and imagination creative abilities. It is also a method to repair ways of inner self-talking. If a way of inner-self-talking is like a predator on you, and instead of private it is exposed to undesirable other inner-listeners, here is a an opportunity to repair it, and find frequencies and method of inner talking that is really private , safe and energizing. All trees need roots and the roots must be hidden. If exposed to the light and air the tree dies. So is with our private self-talking , it must be only for us and hidden. But this meditation is also a method to control the self-talking and to realize when to have one and when not at all, as many things happen and are done better without inner self-talking at all. It is also a method to repair the habit of uniform and deep  breaths as daily anxiety usually destroys the good breathing. And uniform and deep breath not only energizes better the body with oxygen, but also gives calmness and confidence. 

6) And we may also create our inner-vocal sound in 5-levels of increasing frequency, or 5-levels of decreasing sequence. We may try all 6-combinations (if including images without inner-sound too). 
More experienced subjects of meditation may try more than 5 levels of frequencies. 
The colors sequences, create a kind of unifying correlation of all our daily past or present visual experiences , and thus new ways of unities and positive synthesis of the experiences appear. And the unity in the experience is LOVE. 
When the meditation is done in the state between being awake and sleeping (just before we fall to sleep in the night and just before we get up from sleeping in the morning), then producing inner-vocal sound and controlling it  together with inner-vision images,  we will create higher uniformity between our active-energetic  function of speaking (later during the day)  and rather pathetic function of looking (e.g. in the screen of the computer). Also we will discover of "looking"  is controlling us or we are controlling it! 
Also if such colors and sounds are emerging in our aether bodies , through this meditation, then by their different frequencies may energize different functionalities of our existence. 
For beginners , they may start , with 2 or 3 only levels of frequencies, and 5-10 only minutes at the beginning. They may at the beginning, start with more than one time, short sequences of inner-vocal frequencies, and end when they practice more, with one only sequence of frequencies per meditation.  
It seems to me more natural  that the morning we spend 15-20 minutes for a sequence of 5 increasing, frequency inner-vocal sounds, and before we go to sleep, with 15-20 minutes for a sequence of 5  decreasing, frequency inner-vocal sounds.
Such meditations as the above are not only of a) Emptying the mind and consciousness b) Concentrating on our physical bodily presence and breath. It is something more.