This is a breath practice John recorded live with drummer Caleb Spaulding at the Assemblage Nomad in New York for the June 2019 workshop: The Discerning Dick Presents "Spiritual Intimacy and Yogic Sexuality with John Wineland."
Begin seated in such a way that your feet or base of your body feel grounded and in contact with the earth, so that you can almost feel the magnetic energy of the earth coming up through the base of your body or soles of your feet. This breath practice is a Pranayam, in which you smoothly and deeply inhale and exhale through an open-mouth in order to open the channels of your body.
As John describes, "Breath is the lubricant for connection to the divine." He describes that the universe is breathing you and he invites you to make this a celebration of what wants to move through you. Without thinking, surrender to the breath and let yourself be breathed. Connect to the part of you that has never changed, as well as the part of you that is always changing - your essential masculine and essential feminine.
After several minutes of this smooth and deep open-mouth breath in rhythm with the drum, you will inhale deeply and hold your breath. Center your focus on all that is alive in your body. Then exhale fully and hold your breath out. Feel the part of you that has never changed and let go. As John says, "Practice dying."
Close this practice by placing your hands on your heart. Reconnect to a natural, smooth breath and bring all of your awareness deep into your heart. Feel your physical heart spreading prana, blood and life force throughout your body. And then feel the infinite space of your energetic heart, and the love moving through you. From this space in your heart, feel out into the room that you are in, and beyond the walls of your room to the other people in your home or on your street outside your home. Send them a blessing. And then send that same blessing to yourself.
Disclaimer: Although anyone may find this practice to be useful, it is made available with the understanding that we are not engaged in presenting specific medical, psychological, emotional, sexual or spiritual advice. Nor is anything in this practice intended to be a diagnosis, prescription, recommendation or cure for any specific kind of medical, psychological, emotional, sexual or spiritual problem. Each individual has unique needs and this practice cannot take these individual differences into account. Each person should engage in a program of treatment, prevention, cure, or general health only in consultation with a licensed, qualified physician, therapist or other competent professional. Any person suffering from a sexually transmitted disease or any local illness of his or her sexual organs should consult a medical doctor and a qualified instructor of sexual yoga before practicing the sexual methods described in this practice.