Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
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Edgar Cayce's Meditation for Everyone


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Step Three: Breathing Exercises

Three-Stage Deep Breathing


Filling the Lungs:
Three Stage Breathing
Stage 1: Fill bottom of lungs; abdomen expands. Stage 2: Fill middle third
of lungs; chest
cavity expands.
Stage 3: Fill top third of
lungs; shoulders lift.

Emptying the lungs:

Emptying the lungs
Stage 1: Top third of lungs empties first,
shoulders relax.
Stage 2: Chest cavity contracts, pushing air out
of middle third of lungs.
Stage 3: Abdomen is pulled in, forcing all remaining air
out of lungs.

Repeat three times, again using the three stage deep-breathing exercise.




Alternate-Nostril Breathing

Alternate-Nostril Breathing
Alternate-Nostril Breathing
Left nostril is held closed, air is drawn in through right nostril. Air is exhaled
through mouth.
Right nostril is held closed; air is drawn in through left nostril. Left nostril is then closed; air is exhaled through the open right nostril.

Repeat three times, again using the three stage deep-breathing exercise.

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