The Yantra Equipment

Concerning the first point:

The yogiti, equipped with the Yantra attire

In a spacious and quiet room, for example not in the middle of a crowded place, with a wooden floor and a padded mat14 on which to perform the Beps, ° theycgins should be equipped with the anmg,^ short silk pants with a red lining to develop the Tummo inner heat and with blue or green edging to control die prdna of the elements, with the meditation belt37 and the other articles used in the practice of Yantra.38

Lung Ro Salwa - Exhaling the Stale Air

Concerning the second point:

and sitting in the Vairocana posture, exhales the stale air.

Point Posture Vairocana

First, sit in Yairocana posture which has seven characteristics:39

1. Legs crossed.40

2. Hands on the knees.11

3. Tongue resting against the palate.42

4. Eves, lips and teeth naturally closed.

5. Back erect, straightening the spine to form an alignment straight as an arrow from nose to navel.4

6. Chest and shoulders open.44

7. All parts of the body relaxed and at the same time under control. To begin.4^ take a deep breath gradually tilling with air from the bottom upward, starting from the area below the navel. Simultaneously, raise your right arm and shoulder elevating the elbow.46 Then, with the palm facing outwards, close the right nostril with the ring and middle fingers and exhale the stale air slowly and directly through the left nostril.1 Perform the same exercise on the left side so as to exhale the stale air through the right nostril. Females should do the exercise starring from the opposite side, first raising the left arm.'1* Alternate sides for a total of six breaths.

On the seventh breath, keeping your hands on your knees, inhale opening your chest and shoulders well during the last part of the inhalation.! hen. exhale through both nostrils, first emptying the upper part of your lungs and in order to exhale completely the stale air. finish the exhalation by bending forward until your forehead touches the ground.4" Inhale deeply and directly, keeping your back straight as you slow-

slowly ly raise yourself up. Again slowly exhale the stale air as in the previous phase. Repeat these phases of inhaling and exhaling through both nostrils for a third time. n this way. nine cveles of breathing are performed, which is why this exercise is called the ninefold exhaling of the stale

air.

The expression 'directly exhaling the stale air' has been used to distinguish this type of breathing from indirect or sounded'51 exhalation. In fact, the indirect exhalation is done by constricting the glottis and produces a distinct 1 IUUUN sound by not allowing the air to flow out directly. Thus if we put our hand under our nostrils, we will feel only a warm current. Conversely, the direct exhalation does not produce this sound, and when it is forceful we will feel the flow of air from the nos-trils down at the level of the navel.52 As with exhalation, the inhalation too can be done directly or indirectly, and it is very important to understand their distinctive features in order to be able ro apply them as necessary without confusing them.

The Physical Training

The physical training comprises three groups of exercises: Loosening the Joints orTsigjong. Purifying the Prana or Lungsang. Controlling the Channels orTsadul.

Tsigjong - Loosening the Joints

The physical training: as a preliminary practice, apply the main points related to the limbs and to the five sense doors.

There are five Tsigjongs:

1. Tightening or Drimpa.

2. Shaking or Silwa.

3. Pull ing or Phuhva.

4. Bending or Beppa.

5. Rotating or Korwa.

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