Category: Meditation


2015-01-02 – Kapalabhati

An exercise I picked up while practicing Bujinkan. The first printout shows four deep breaths a minute:

4 normal breaths

The second printout shows the rapid “shining” breaths, 60 inhalations and exhalations in one minute:

Effect of Kapalabhati on EEG

Notice the effect on the EEG channel. It feels exactly as pictured above. Although I have suspicion that a change in skin conductance (GSR) might be causing some artifacts. Perform Kapalabhati thusly:

Sit in the Lotus posture if possible and hold the head erect. Begin with an exhalation brought about by a rapid inward stroke of the abdomen. Inhalation follows immediately by relaxation of the abdominal muscles. Thus, inhalation is passive and automatic. Repeat this exercise at the rate of one exhalation per second. Look up at the end of the exercise, exposing the throat and hold the breath with the diaphragm.

Previously it was specified that the Lotus posture of yoga be employed for this exercise. The reason will now become apparent. When the breathing exercise described herein is properly performed over a long period, certain vibrations begin within the body. The vibrations, coupled with a feeling of exhilaration, lessen motor control of the limbs. In the Lotus, the legs are in a position impossible to undo without the aid of the hands.

This exercise is used to develop concentration.

Do not attempt while driving or operating machinery!

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Sleep and Consciousness Research Graph
I have make a Remote Viewing Session (german: Fernwahrnehmung) and have recorded my brain with my mindwave headset from neurosky.
The Session is from Stage 1 to 6 , and by the way.. its a Coordinate Remote Viewing Session (CRV).

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2012-07-01 – Waves of Meridian

Ocean Waves Graph
I was lucky enough to record a session on a yacht! Around twelve waves can be seen in the minute above. The sensors were maxed out for the first hour while the engine was running, but the waves became clearly visible as soon as it was turned off in the second hour. I managed to catch some sleep and record a few very faint eye movements just before the battery array ran empty.

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2012-03-04 – Extension of Breath

Effects of Pranayama on Heartbeat
I wrote a new plugin that outlines breathing patterns that can be followed with no need for any hardware. This is my first test run; the line shows the level at which my lungs were filled. The selected minute shows a brief inhalation with the heartbeat climbing to distribute the fresh air, then a long retention and finally an exhalation to a ratio of 1:4:2. I managed to keep this up for a good 30 minutes.

Strangely enough, my heart rate went up over the course of the session. I counted 62 beats in the first minute and 71 beats in the last. I guess I need to keep practicing! Then again, considering that I had less than a breath per minute for over half an hour, it is a good start.

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REM Sleep with Calea Zacatechichi
Around six rapid eye movements can be seen after the vibrations. This is one of only two 30-second REM phases recorded during the night.

Preparation: added boiling water to a cup with a teaspoon of Calea leaves and let it soak until cool.

I have had great success with the tea inducing long, vivid and lucid dreams in the past, so I will have to try again soon.

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REM Sleep with Mugwort
The track interrupted the rapid eye movements after which the dream continued for another two minutes, although I have no memory of it.

Preparation: boiled two tablespoons of Mugwort in two cups of water for 10 minutes until half a cup was left.

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