Breathing Scores

By oracle j


Eline De Clercq

It’s important to follow these breathing exercises without cultivating or creating stress and tension in your body. The moment you feel tension building up, try to adapt by refocusing on your breathing and by allowing any tensed-up body parts to relax.

You can do any of the following exercises you feel drawn to, there is no need to do all of them, nor to do them in a specific order. Follow your wishes.

Vaginal Breathing

Please read through the score before you start. Then you can follow these suggestions as you remember. You don’t have to remember every part, but let your memory as well as desire and intuition be your guides.

After you’ve found a comfortable position, preferably lying down, place your hands on the lower part of your belly. Listen to your breath and sense how you and your body are feeling today. Don’t try to change anything, just become aware.

Locate your vagina or imagine the place where your vagina would be and breathe through this area: inhale and exhale.

Let the air fill the lower parts of your belly so your hands can feel the movement of the inhalation.

Stretch your breath and make your inhales and exhales as long as possible without raising tensions in your body.

Feel how your mind is calming down.

After some cycles of breath, let the air travel further up, filling the upper parts of your belly and stretching and opening your lower rib area, always starting from the vaginal area.

Travel even further up and fill your back. Feel how the breathing expands the surface of your body that you are lying on. If you wish, you can repeat this cycle several times. Perhaps try to alternate between breathing in through your nose and mouth, develop the sounds of the breath into wind sounds (ffff, ssss, shshshsh), different forms of humming and let your voice go the places it wants to go.

Stay calm, relax still tensed-up body parts: your eyes, your neck, your hands, your feet.

When you feel it is enough, take a moment of silence and listen to the after effects of breath and voice.

Travelling through your body with breath and voice

As before, read through the score, and then do it as you remember. You don’t have to remember every part, but let yourself be guided by memory and your own desire and intuition.

Lie on your back in a comfortable position. Imagine your breath entering your body through the arch of your left foot, travelling up the interior of the left side of your body, up to behind your nose. Breathe out while travelling down the interior of your right side; let the breath exit through the arch of your right foot.

Repeat this pathway several times.

Change and alternate where your breath travels:

along the interior back side (near the floor) along the topside (front) of your body through your blood, veins and arteries, through your muscles,

through your nervous system.

Change directions – breathe in through your right foot and out through your left. Play with sounds – windy sounds, humms, ssss-sch-ffff-sounds, whatever sounds come, sounding the inhale as well as the exhale.

Play around with the directions of travel through your body. Feel free to rest in places that need specific attention. Your hum might change in pitch, volume, rhythm, depending on the area of your body. You can play with opening and closing your mouth and letting your hum develop into other sounds. Let your voice carry you where it wants to take you.

Enjoy listening to yourself and stop when you feel like stopping. Take a moment of silence to listen to the after effects of breath and voice.

These exercises and scores are inspired by or derived from the oracle practice and the work of Natacha Muslera.