the inner self is truly, naturally intelligent. case in point. i have been noticing a couple of interesting things developing in the breathing movement. first. after inhalation, before exhalation begins, there is a brief pause. same with after exhalation and before inhalation. second. the exhalations are longer than the inhalations. i don't know why they are the way they are but they all feel soothing and comforting. it is evident that the body loves it. so i just let them be.
and then i happen to read something a hatha yoga master written about the breath. in his knowledge and experience, there are four part to the breath. the pauses in between exhalations and inhalations are equally important as the exhalations and inhalations themselves. wow. then he says exhalations remove toxins, not just physical but also mental and emotional. no wonder it feels so good letting out those long, deep outbreaths.
the inner self really knows what it's doing. i just have to stay out of its way.