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Breathing

Assume a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down. Relax your body slightly. Inhale through your nose to a slow count of 3, 4, 5 - whatever is best for you. Retain the air, then exhale to the same slow count.
Repeat this several times, gradually slowing your breath rate. Never hold your breath past the level of comfort. The inhalation, retaining & exhalation should be controlled, calm, free of tension.
Concentrate on your breathing process while doing this. As you inhale - breathe in love, health, tranquillity. perhaps visualizing these positive energies as golden-flecked air.
In exhaling, breathe out hate, disease, anger, maybe visualizing black smoke exiting your lungs.
Practice deep breathing exercises daily & gradually increase your capability to retain air.


Meditation

Sitting in a straight-backed chair supporting your lower back with a pillow if necessary. Your chin should be level with the floor, eyes closed, back straight, hands resting on your knees, palms up & fingers relaxed. In this position you should be comfortable & relaxed, the spine straight & the torso erect.
Breathe deeply for several minutes. Relax. Forget. Visualize the multitude of tensions & worries of your everyday life exiting your body with your breath. Relax in the chair - now open your consciousness. Allow your conscious mind to be receptive & alert. Commune & talk with the deities. Toss around symbols in your head. If you wish, chant one of the names of the Goddess or God, or a group of them. This is an excellent tool for slipping into the twilight world.
Select a time & place with care. Light should be subdued, candle-lit is excellent. Burn white or blue candles if you wish. A bit of incense is fine too, but too much smoke can obviously cause problems during deep breathing.