Dumo | Breathing | Chakra


Inner Heat practice from the Six Yoga's of Naropa
Conservative and basic version-practiced 4x/day
• • • • Visualize the Emptiness or Hollowness of the body Pray to Guru for success Assume Asana Visualize hollow body in various sizes, from as small to as great as can be Visualize the Main Psychic-Nerves (Nadis) Visualize the Central Channel, from four fingers below navel to top of head and curving down to yintang. Its color is white on the outside and red within. Visualize the other two channels half inch from the center channel. Color of Right Channel is red slightly tinged with white. Left is white, slightly tinged with red. The two side channels run from four fingers below the navel, to the top of the head and curve down to the two nostrils. o All three channels are hollow, straight, clear and transparent. • Visualize the four cakras in the head, throat, chest and navel. o Visualize the Nadis extending from the cakras throughout the body. o 64 up from navel, 8 down from heart, 16 up from throat and 32 down from head.

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Vase Breathing Exercises • • Best practiced when breath is even. Breath of nine blowings - Close left nostril and long exhale through right. Then inhale and make a short exhale, then a long and gentle

visualize it until it becomes extremely clear. o This drop (Tig Le or Bindu) is the embodiment of the mind.  When inhaling. dissolving and shooting. at the mid-point between the eyebrows. do this once only at the start of a meditation section.• • one. Switch and repeat with other nostril and then with both nostrils. . visualize the Tig Le ascending to the upper end of the central channel. filling. take a short breath to relieve tension. Rest for short while and repeat. making one complete round. o While doing vase breathing. raise head slightly and release slowly. four minutes is average and six minutes is the heist requirement. Practice three times. When no longer possible to hold. Now contract the sphincter muscle of the anus slightly and hold the air at the navel cakra. Manipulating the Bindus • Visualize small white drop (like dew drop) the size of a pea. then at once draw in another breath and hold it again. roll the belly muscle three times and try to hold the breath once more as long as possible.  When shooting visualize the Tig Le (prana-mind) shooting up through the central channel and out the head center. release before any strain. Gentle vase breathing is recommended for the beginner: Hold air for short while. sparkling but transparent. during the holding concentrate on it. When the air can be held no longer. visualize the pranas of the five elements being drawn into the nostrils from about 10 inches away.  When filling visualize the air descending through both channels passing through the intersection point and entering the central channel and remaining there.Draw gentle. sins and sicknesses. Breathe out all hindrances. Repeat the gentle vase breathing 8-10 times.  When dissolving visualize the air circulating within the central channel. prolong holding period gradually and gently (only use nose). o These four processes are called: inhaling. Vase breathing . If breath can be held without strain for two minutes the minimum requirement has been fulfilled. long breath. subtle breath pressing the air down below the navel and swallow a little saliva with the air.

o Do these several times. After mastering the above the yogi should concentrate on the Tig Le at a given cakra (especially the navel center) and at the same time practice the vase breathing 5-7 times. on exhale the Tig Le returns to the head center via the central channel. Special attention to pranayama practice to harmonize and unify the nostril breaths. done before and after the Dumo meditation. Special attention should be paid to the Six Rotation Exercises of Naropa.o Breathe out and imagine the Tig Le flowing down again to the mid-point between the eyebrows. It is appears like an oval or almond shaped flame with a sharp and narrow tongue which tapers to a point like a twisted needle. then the heart center and finally to the navel center. . They improve the flow of prana and Tig Le in the nadis and are rejuvenators to impaired nadis. Take a long breath and push air down to the navel center. nor at noon or midnight. prana and Tig Le's. at same time imagine the Tig Le drops down to the navel center through the central channel like a small iron ball. it can produce heat and bliss in all nadis. intensely hot and undulating. when the breath is held it remains in the center of the cakra. o Develop the movement of the Tig Le steadily by first moving it to the throat center. o While holding the breath concentrate on the Tig. During exhalation it returns to the mid-point between the eyebrows. Bodily Exercises Use bodily exercises to untie knots in the nadis. On inhalation the Tig Le drops down to the lower cakra. See the Dumo fire at the intersection of the three channels below the navel (Tanden in Chinese). Building a good foundation for heat yoga Practice vase breathing when not to full or to hungry. The time is when the breath flows evenly through both nostrils. End every meditation with concentration on the mid-point between the eyebrows. Reddish brown.

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