I have a few questions regarding breath and chanting.
It seems to me that in instruction on how to chant this topic is overlooked.
I find it difficult to work breathing into chanting, either running short of breath if i try to squeeze too many repitition of the mantra or breathing uncomfortably by taking quick breath after each repetition. Whatever I do i find myself having to take a long breath from time to time disrupting the the rhythm of the chanting.
The most successful technique I have found is to combine breathing relaxation with the mantra. That is taking a long abdominal breath in and chanting on the breath out. I find this quite relaxing and focussed, but it is very slow.
Does anyone have any tips on breathing they can share with me?
Is it ok to chant on the inward breath? (I sometimes do this unitentionaly to keep rhythm while breathing).
Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.