If heartbeats had a voice,
what would they say?
If heartbeats had a song,
what would they sing about?
If heartbeats had a story,
what would they write?
If heartbeats had a vision,
what would they want to see?
If we listened to the pause in between
breath, beating heart
what would we hear?
Simple Breathing Practice for Listening to the Pause.
1. Lay on a bolster with your head on a folded blanket. Allow your lower back to be free. You only want your lungs supported. If you don’t have a bolster, blankets rolled in thirds will work. Make sure your head is lifted, and the back of the neck long. Be comfortable, and feel a subtle lift in your heart center.
2. Extend your legs and open your palms up and out to the side.
3. Close your eyes. Allow your throat to be soft, have your tongue resting in the soft pallet. Let your body feel relaxed.
4. Begin to simply follow your breath. Some people like to count, others focus on the inhale or just the exhale. Follow your breath for a few moments.
5. Then, exhale out all of the air in your lungs.
6. Next, inhale deeply, pause for three counts, and then exhale. Repeat.
7. Practice in this way for 5-7 minutes listening to your breath, heartbeat, and the pause in between. Then, go back to regular breathing.