It is important to maintain a constant speed of counting and that each count or time unit is one second. To check this in the early stages, time the duration of practice on a clock. To do this, merely note the time of commencing the practice, perform a set number of rounds without changing the time of inhalation and exhalation and note the time at the end of the practice. From this you can work out the period of each round. By dividing this period by the number of counts for one round, the duration of each count or time unit can be calculated. From this you can adjust your counting rate, speeding it up if it is too slow, or slowing it down if it is too fast. Eventually you will be able to count uniformly so that the duration of each time unit is one second. This will become an ingrained habit and will be very useful for future practices.
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