Read "Copper Meditation for the 21st Centure: Part One
A Chakra and Kundalini Workbook teaches many approaches to meditation; however, the Copper Meditation and its logical progression, Vertical Breathing, are so very accessible to everyone (inducing deep relaxation and inner trance states) and so quickly explained that I have chosen this technique integrating Copper Meditation and Vertical Breathing as providing immediate remedial relief.
This is the fast route, typical of many techniques in A Chakra & Kundalini Workbook, to profound meditation and Altered States of Consciousness.
Advantages of "Vertical Breathing" Integrated with "Copper Meditation"
Note: This "Vertical Breathing" (from Chapter 13 Chakra & Kundalini Workbook) amalgamated with "Horizontal Chakra breathing" as taught in my book Magical Tattwas) may be done lying down for induction of quick catnaps! Combining the two methods very powerfully accelerates the process.
The traditional way is to lie on your right side while doing Vertical Chakra Breathing. This will ensure the Ida sedative influence of the left nostril will be in the ascendancy and allow you to enjoy the respite of a power nap!
As you exhale, imagine the colored energy flowing from the Ajna point down and out your left nostril. You than reverse this so the incoming breath flows up the left nostril to the coin, and on the subsequent exhalation, from Ajna out the right nostril.
Say to yourself "Ten". You have now completed one round. Continue the procedure, and on completion of the round mentally say "Nine," and so on until you reach "One," at which point you start again with "Ten."
This sequence of countdown is done for the duration of the meditation (twenty to thirty minutes) and it should be expected that you would lose count. This is a sign of dropping into dreaming or dreamless sleep.
When you do lose count and become aware of coming out of the state you are in, simply pick anywhere you thought you left off, or start at the beginning. The counting is a device intended to "cut out" the left-brain.
Technique in Summarizing The Elements of Vertical Breathing with Copper Meditation.
I must emphasize that continually returning to the mechanics of Vertical Chakra Breathing (every time the mind deviates consciously by thinking about concerns other than the technique) is the key to success.
Advantages of Copper Meditation and "Vertical Breathing"
After several weeks you will be able to dispense with the penny: as a consequence, you will then be able to induce an altered state of consciousness anywhere: on the bus or train, in the office, etc.
Portions of this article and diagrams are extracted from A Chakra & Kundalini Workbook.