The Mustang Tuna Technique is a very special form of deep breathing. In customary deep breathing, we use our lungs to breathe, and we take in more oxygen by expanding our lung capacity. Thus, in customary deep breathing, we breathe like bellows.
A bellows is a device with an airbag that emits a stream of air when squeezed together with two handles, used for blowing air into a fire. Although it will help us to take in more air, it also requires us to use more of our natural energy to do it.
With deep breathing in a bellows-style, our breath will be quick, our heart beat will be fast, our metabolism rate will increase, and our longevity will be shortened.
However, as practitioners of life cultivation, we try to preserve our natural energy, so we tend to employ the Mustang Tuna Technique for deep breathing instead.
Using the Mustang Tuna Technique in deep breathing, we make use of our diaphragm to breathe. We take in more oxygen by pushing our diaphragm down without expanding the lungs. First we inhale slowly, moving the air into the diaphragm area. Then we exhale slowly, returning the diaphragm to its normal position.
Here is a brief description of the Mustang Tuna Technique.
Lie on your bed, or use a meditation pad and lie on the floor.
Focus your attention on your breath. Exhale slowly to empty your lungs as much as you can. Briefly pause.
Inhale while counting: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. While you are counting, you inhale air with each count. Now you take in air with nine spurts. Briefly pause.
Swallow hard your own saliva.
Now you exhale slowly in one stretch without counting.
We refer to this action of exhale-inhale as one breath. Remember this. This is very important in our discourse later on.
You inhale with your nose. You may exhale with your nose or mouth. As practitioners of the Mustang Tuna Technique, we will advise you to breathe with your mouth, with the tip of your tongue touching the upper palate of the mouth. There is a very good reason for this.
Group nine breaths as one cycle. How many cycles will you do in one exercise? How long does it take to do one cycle? Should you do the Mustang Tuna Technique lying on bed, sitting on a chair, or standing on the ground?
Quote: Inhale as if you are breaking a cocoon. Exhale as if you are pulling a thread.
What if you reverse the process? Instead of counting from one to nine while inhaling, you prefer to count while exhaling. Is it alright? How does it affect you?
When inhaling, you should pay attention to your breathing. Count the breath mentally, listen to the breath with your ears, concentrate fully, and concentrate your mind, just like a hen brooding an egg. Start counting.
If there are distracting thoughts during the counting process, immediately withdraw the thoughts and start all over again, counting from one.
As practitioners of life cultivation, our goal is to gradually adjust our breathing to deep and long, even, slow, and soft.
By deep and long, we want our breathing not to be short, but continuous. We will slowly lengthen the time from inhale to exhale. We will also lengthen the time from one breath to the next breath. We do this according to our body condition. We do not force ourselves to achieve a certain goal in a certain time. Remember, each of us has a different body constitution. Slowly, we will feel our breathing penetrate deep inside our body, activating the vital energy circulation.
By breathing evenly, we want our breathing not to be slow and then fast, but at an even speed.
By breathing slowly, we do not want to breathe hastily as if we are in a hurry to accomplish something.
By breathing softly, we want to breathe gently, as if we are doing it intentionally, or unintentionally. Anyway, do not breathe by force.
As we practice, we will improve our breathing. Sooner or later we will be able to concentrate fully and our breathing will be more focused. When that happens, our mind will be free of distracting thoughts, or we have reached the level of tranquility.
When that happens, we may then increase the counting from one to nine, and then from one to nine again, or eighteen in total. Do not force yourself to do it. If you find yourself catching air when you do that, go back to the previous state and practice more.
Sooner or later, after much practice, we will be able to count from one to nine, then again one to nine, then again one to nine, or for a total of twenty seven counts, for one inhale. Thus we have attained Level One of the Mustang Tuna Technique. We have reached our goal of mind cultivation without distracting thoughts.
Once we have attained Level One of the Mustang Tuna Technique, we will be able to control our temper, emotions, personality, and worldly desires. Automatically, we will become a compassionate person.
Then we are ready to practice Level Two of the Mustang Tuna Technique to repair our organs or to remove our pain.
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