Lama Tsomo Explains the 'Tibetan Nose Blow'

Lama Tsomo, one of the first American women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist lama, explains this meditation technique.
4:52 | 04/27/16

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I wanna talk about the Pratt are milling questions on askew. And of Mary glad to have you show for that reason but I wouldn't give people a sense of what these practices are I think. Most of the people and a nuclear weapons but most of the people who meditate these days are doing one of two things he entered they're doing sort of Natick meditation T Emerson Imus lines where they're using a monstrous words sound repeated in the mind settled on mine or they're doing. My fondness. Which is the either derived from buddhism or firmly in buddhism but basic. My honest meditation glorious mud aware of the threat as it comes ending goes out and when you get laughs Shuster again. Then buddhism the practices. Includes both monitors and and assertive breath awareness simply getting some pretty. Far out stuff so regularly ask you what in the in this is this is bijur Rihanna his then name of this school of buddhism. You describe a practice and which Hugo the Tibetan nose blow what yes that. Yes. Well as not just for people with bad sinuses like myself. It is. A practice that helps huge jump certain meditation. So many people. Let's say they do Tony minutes meditation. They get to the last five or ten minutes and that's when it really gets good they pre resettled in. And if there's certain like how can I get to that part from the beginning. And the answer is the Tibetan nose blow it's known as long Roselle and then which means. Basically clearing the stale winds. It's the way it's generally. Translated. So you work with. The energy in your body and your breath and visualization. And that the Tibetans work with visualization a lot. And it turns out to I I was really excited to read the case for an mental imagery by Steven console and and a few grand that. But at Harvard he conducted a lot of studies. Looking at exactly. What the brain dies when your. Visualizing something as opposed to seeing the actual thing in front of you and turns out if behaves. Pretty much the same lights up in the same patterns. So the Tibetans took full advantage of that despite not having FM RI. Technology. And vein were able to use. Official station. For us to set up just the perfect experiences for ourselves to create a lot of deep transformation in the brain. And mine. So. This is a very simple practice. Once you see it done it's tough to describe. You know in audio form. And a writing about it in the book doesn't really help Peter brilliant pictures of the vote does it make it easier to understand it's a little easier but actually we have a video of it on our website which is. Non topic dot org and AM CH eight K or yes look at. And said then you can juices in him much easier in you know it takes like thirty seconds or so did do it. And I have found that I immediately gotten into attracted little little more Mina Nevada what is it actually. Case a year forcefully expelling. Air out of one nostrils and then the other alternately a few times. And then both together and why you're doing that your visualizing. Inserted distracted this in the form of the three. Categories of negative emotions and erratic emotions afflicted emotions when every when a call them. So. Ignorance. And laziness steeper and none of us had that first thing in the morning but he you know should it happen bent that's won. And then the whole category of sort of clinging desire. Addiction all of that is another category. And then a third one is a version. Or aggression or competitiveness hatred. Ia and I you know usually westerners and identify without once I tend not to use that as much but yeah. In effect to would be in that category worry is also in the feared is in that category as well. So if you just think about the fact that we're either trying to pull stuff to us that we want. Our push away stuff we don't want and were occupying our cells without all the time. Imagine if we could just part the clouds of that effort. For a little bit when that be nice and and that's with this practice helps us to do and so then we can sit in clear com. Where meditation. Right away.

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