Dolphin Breathing practice is a simple yet profoundly beneficial one.
a time and place where you are unlikely to be disturbed - initially 5
-10 minutes will be quite sufficient for practice - with time you may
want to increase this.
Having 'hara-centred' oneself, become loosely focussed on the natural rhythms of your breathing. The term used is 'watching the breath' - this implies non-interference with the natural process of respiraton. Do not seek to consciously breathe - merely be aware that you are breathing effortlessly.
a few moments, you should begin to imagine that, just like a dolphin,
you have a 'breathing hole' on the top of your head - and that you are
already (again effortlessly) breathing through this opening - the air
travelling between this opening and your lungs, along a channel through
the centre of your head.
© 2002 James Deacon