Today, the sun rose here at 6:55 am and will set at 6:55 pm. Today is the day that has 12 equal hours of day and night. Equinox is a whole sequence of astronomical events and alignments. There will be other days of this equinox corridor that will be about sunrise and sunset alignments. Today is about Equipoise. Today is a pivotal part of the equinox "equation" and important to connect to.
The Equal sided breath is a great way to access this Inner Space of Equipoise and embody equanimity and balance, in tune with the earth and sun.
Take a comfortable seat or recline on the earth/floor. Tune into the rhythm of your breath. Notice how long you exhale for (you could count or just mark the beat). Tune your inhale to match this exhale length. Do this in a way that is soft smooth and gentle, never hurrying or forcing or being aggressive with your breath. Let it FLOW. This equal inhale and exhale is a great technique to find balance. Inhale daylight, sunlight, exhale into darkness of night.
If you would like to expand and try an additional technique, you could also add a focus on the pause space in between the breaths. Notice how at the top of your inhale there is a pause point, as well as at the bottom of your exhale. Keeping with the soft and gentle breath approach, begin to linger in the pause space between each breath. You can expand this equal sided breath until you are breathing in a 4 sided equal square. After just a few moments of this technique, you will feel the equipoise in your field. Especially today, this day of equal length day and night.
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