Tantric lovers consciously use techniques of circular breathing to build a strong bond of union. The simplest is that one lover inhales while the other exhales. Partners can circle and increase energy when the active partner inhales through the nose and exhales through the genitals, while the receptive, or other partner inhales through the genitals and exhales through the nose. Making smaller circles, for instance between the sex chakra and the heart chakra, to promote intense and passionate love.
Through breathing we interact with our surroundings. The air you breathe in now was the exhalation of someone else. Matching the breathing of another, breathing in unison with another, is one of the fastest ways to create a rapport. You can change the state of another by passing his or her breathing and then leading by slowly changing the pattern, depending on what you desire to accomplish – e.g. stimulate more excitement or calm down another.
Wake me up, I’m in a slump breathing: Minimum — 3-4 short breaths plus one long. If one set doesn’t work, try three sets. If you feel like you are losing energy, take in 3-4 short but deep in and out breaths. Follow these with a long cosmic breath. This works well with stimulating acupressure points or with a cross-crawl or hemisphere switching exercise.