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In response to How To Check For Truth, issue # 70

Author: Randolph Fabian Directo    (all articles by this author)
Published on: April 19, 2002

Here is a simpler method of dowsing using principles of HaTha Yoga:

Alternating Nostrils

This technique is designed to open either hemisphere of the brain. For example, If you desire to be right-brain activated, you must breathe exclusively, through the left nostril. Remember, the right brain controls the left half of the body and the left-brain controls the right half of the body.

You will want to be right-brain activated when you attempt a creative, emotional, or spiritual endeavor. You will need to be left-brain activated when you attempt a logical, material, earthbound project.

For the beginner, hold a finger over the nostril you wish to keep closed. When you wish to breathe through the right nostril only hold a finger over the side of the left nostril gently pressing until the passageway is completely closed. (Do not perform this exercise if you are ill with any type of respiratory illness.) After the passageway is closed breathe slowly and deeply through the remaining opened nostril. Hold the breath for several seconds then exhale slowly through the mouth. After a lot of exercise you will learn to mentally choose the nostril through which you want to breathe and only breathe through it without having to physically close off the other one. (Amazing what the body can do!)

Your state of mind also affects the way you breathe through your two nostrils. Human beings normally only breathe through one nostril at a time without realizing it. When you are conscious of this you can determine at any time which side of the brain is active. With this conscious knowledge you control your emotions and creativity. When you enter a confrontational experience, for example, breathe through the left nostril so that the right brain becomes active and will diffuse the situation. If you are about to take a test breathe through the right nostril so that the left brain takes over. With practice you can balance your breathing through the day so life can be more harmonious (without the complexity and while continuing your everyday routines).

(Note: Yogis say that the left nostril is the passageway for the Moon Breath, whereas the right nostril is the passageway. for the Sun Breath. Thus we have the name of Hatha Yoga, Ha-Tha, which means literally 'Sun-Moon'. The Sun Breath is supposed to be positive, masculine, and warm, whereas the Moon Breath is negative, feminine, and cool. The Sun Breath is said traditionally to be connected to the right trunk of the sympathetic nervous system via a psychic channel called a nadi, and the same is true of the Moon Breath. It, too, is connected to the left trunk of the sympathetic nervous system via another nadi. These two trunks, the right and the left, are located physically on the right and left sides of the spinal column and are known as Pingala and Ida respectively.)

Now this is important because at any given time either the Moon Breath or the Sun Breath is dominant, which means that we breathe much more strongly from the right nostril than the left, or vice versa. The nostril through which most of your breath is passing any given time is called your dominant nostril in yoga, and it changes every two hours with certain tides on the subtler planes.

If it does not change every two hours, illness may be on the way. If your dominant nostril remains the same for a day, illness is certain. And if it remains the same for more than a day, the illness will be serious. Also, if a man and a woman conceive a child, if both are breathing through the right nostril at the moment of conception, the child will surely be a boy. If through the left, it will surely be a girl. (Discounting who has the orgasm first - Remember the days of yore when man blamed woman if they had nothing but girls? 'Tis surely a two way street m'lad!) But if the man is breathing through one and the woman through the other, the child may be of either sex.

In the ideal world, we would be able to latch onto our psychic impressions immediately and consciously. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal world. Most of our psychic knowledge remains buried in the subconscious mind. By its nature, the subconscious mind is more in tune with the etheric body (the superconscious mind networked to all other etheric elements in this reality) where a lot of data lays and withers. Through meditation and self hypnosis, we can get in touch with the subconscious, but at the price of being unable to record the data. Nostril breathing, being a form of radiesthesia or 'dowsing,' removes that problem. This form of psychic impression is very different from 'dowsing' for ley lines. Perhaps, you have heard of pendulums and ouija boards which have been surrounded by a cloud of complete and utter mystic nonsense in contacting the spirit world. Nostril breathing IS the most exact form of psychic 'dowsing' in knowing the LIVING WORLD.

When a question is asked, the subconscious mind, which knows the answer, will try to get into contact with the conscious mind (i.e. gut feelings, intuition). The conscious mind, however, is too busy or discursive to listen to the answer and gets lost in the noise. There are nerves which do listen to the subconscious and respond. Under normal circumstances, we do not notice this response because the messages of these nerves, like that of the subconscious, cannot get through. These nerves create minute muscular responses (which Turtle Woman talked about in her article on "How to Check for Truth") and create well defined patterns in the autonomic functions of the body.

Try this experiment: The next time you visit a friend and you do not know if he will be home, place your fingertips beneath your nostrils and breathe normally. If your right nostril is dominant, your friend will be home when you arrive. If your left nostril is dominant, he will not. SIMPLE! The same thing is true of anything involving an element of chance. Yogis say that if your right nostril is dominant, the venture will be successful, but if the left is dominant, it will not. (Does it work on the lottery? YES!.. Has my right nostril ever worked on the lottery? NO!.. Good luck on that right nostril.)

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Originally published in Project X Newsletter #72

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