1.60 breaths – Walking on your toes
2.60 breaths – Walking on the outer sides of the feet
3.60 breaths – Walking on the inner sides of the feet
4.60 breaths – Walking at half height with the legs under your hips and the back upright
5.60 breaths – Walking in the full squat by shifting mass from support to support
6.60 breaths – Walking with your hands on the wall side to side
7.60 breaths – Walking with your hands one the wall up and down
8.60 breaths – Walking with your hands and feet on the ground
9.60 breaths – Walking with your hands on a tree branch or rope
10.60 breaths – Jumping from a squat to hanging on a tree branch or rope
THE 2000 METER BREATH MEDITATION
THIS MEDITATION REQUIRES A MEASURED LENGTH OF ONE HUNDRED METERS (USUALLY BETWEEN 50-60 DOUBLE STEPS, CHECK AND FIND OUT WHAT IS YOUR COUNT).
THE SECOND THING IT REQUIRES IS YOUR ATTENTION AND SOME WORK.
THE PRACTICE IS SIMPLE:
SPRINT 100 METES FOLLOWED BY WALKING THOSE 100 METERS BACK TIMES TEN.
COUNT YOUR BREATHS DURING BOTH STAGES AS YOU PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR HEART BEATS AND REPEAT TEN TIMES.
YOU CAN PLACE THE RESULTS IN A CHART SUCH AS THIS:
THE TWO BREATH COUNTS AND THE REPETITION OF THEM WILL ALLOW YOU TO ATTUNE TO YOUR BODY AND BREATH PRACTICE UNDER PRESSURE AND WITH CONSTANT PRACTICE; YOU WILL GAIN BETTER AWARENESS AND ABILITY.
- LETTING YOUR BREATH SYNC WITH YOUR HEARTBEAT WILL LOWER THE TENSION IN YOUR BODY.
- LETTING YOUR ENTIRE BODY BREATHE HELPS IN YOUR NATURAL MOVEMENT FOUNDATION (SHOULDERS, RIBS, STOMACH AND THE REST ALL HELP IN THE BREATHING)
- LETTING YOUR MOVEMENT BREATHE YOU HELPS IN REMOVING EXCESS MOVEMENT AND TENSION (LET THE RUNNING AND WALKING HELP IN THE BREATH MECHANISM, IT IS A GREAT FORCE MOVING THROUGH THE BODY AND YOU CAN UTALIZE IT FULLY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE)
SMILE, IT HELPS
In these two series, we will explore the keys to returning to our natural movement. This will bring the body to balance and freedom alike and open new wells of creativity and ability in the diligent explorer.
In this stage we have: standing hip relaxation and ground turning
We all think of how to grow. How to better ourselves and how to see and know more of ourselves and others. There is a very simple template to this which I will share and give examples down below.
1+1 = Everything. Simply put, this means that you start doing one thing such as paying attention to your breathing and when you feel some level of competence in this one thing. Add to it. This means you add a parameter to the work such as paying attention to your breath under pressure or paying attention to your breath as you focus on driving to work or shooting your rifle up the hill or down in the sewers.
That is the entire progression which is very simple but will keep you going all your life and without any hitches in your wagon trail.
Examples to incorporate into your life.
1 Counting up: Start your daily mental work by counting things that you are happy and grateful to have in your life. It can range from your sight to your belonging and extend to the good people in your life and your faith and paradigms. Simply add one thing to the list every day or every week and enjoy the growing awareness to the good things in your life. (The more you are aware of things, The more you can do with them).
2 Parameter up: Start doing pull ups every day. Start by looping a rope over an anchor such as a tree branch or a playground swing and doing pull ups with both legs on the ground. Continue to doing pull ups with one leg on the ground, Continue to doing pull ups with only the toes of one foot on the ground, continue to doing pull ups with one heel on the ground and with your body in an angle to the ground (reverse push up) Continue to doing pull ups with both feet off the ground and so on. You do the same thing only with different parameters and progression.
3 Quality up: Start with ten minutes of walking outside a day. Start with lowering the sound of your walking to a minimum and be in sync to the surface and growth/structures above ground to avoid making any sound. Continue with being aware throughout your walk to more and more of the array of life and movement around you from the movement of the clouds to the reaction of the birds and cats to your passing by. Continue in maintaining an active line of thought throughout your walk and recognizing and releasing of thoughts that are not your own from remembering an ancient scuffle to being caught in an add on a store front. The progression of this simple walking drill is endless. You can call it mediation with purpose or avoid giving it a name and thus remove self imposed restriction any name would give it.
In this class we show how to move using natural walking movement with awareness and intent. It is a 50 minute class full of drills applications and things you can do by yourself and with others.