| (experimental, nothing proven, draft versions, excuses, etc.) |
Possibly the best starter is the SENSE OF SMELL and SCENTING the world around you : Flare the nostrils consciously as you breathe in (and even with this first small step, notice how it opens your cheeks and eyes) - maybe tilt the head back a little - you can experiment with small sniffs and long slow inhalations ...
More important seems to be letting the air/scents linger or hang in all those cavities under your eyes, behind the cheeks, at the top and back of your mouth, ... and isnt it interesting how when we start using all those little cavities - they sort of start waking up ... your cheeks start to fill out ... and isnt there a little current of scent air at the top back of the mouth? ... and in order to scent dont you just want to let go of the tightness in your back teeth?
please dont start trying to look full cheeked and happy, please just think about trying to scent.
I am starting to discover that when i breathe out through the nose it disturbs the ligering scents - so my recommendation may be to breathe out through the mouth. ?
So - i have a question: when dogs and cats doze, do they beathe out through their mouths? and then, when they doze inside and outside, is it different? the question is also do dogs and cats use their own inner stomach smell sometimes in order to block out nasty smells from outside?
*note - Normally, to give the body all the time possible to assimilate oxygen etc., a healthy persons out breath should take about twice as long as the in breath. To exercise scenting, you will want to reverse this, you will want a quick out breath ... so you will get dizzy experimenting. You should possibly start with being able to let the breathing relax and grow deep by letting go
One minute at a time