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Clear head breathing

I've been doing this one for about 23 years now - I think I picked it up from an article I read at the dentists. It works well for calming your brain activity (see earlier posts) and for emptying your mind from over thinking.

1. Find a comfortable sitting or lying position.
2. Imagine your head is filled with dark smoke. Imagine the smoke is your thoughts.
3. Now, breathe in deeply through your nostrils and into your head and down into your belly. Imagine your breathe is pure, white smoke. Imagine the white smoke dissolving the dark smoke.
4. Breathe out through your mouth and imagine the dark smoke leaving your head. Imagine that a small area of darkness has been cleared.
5. Repeat this process for 3-4 minutes until you feel your head is filled with pure, white smoke only.
5. Enjoy the feeling of clear headedness for a few breathes before returning to your normal activities.