Things to do while isolated: Updated: The Breathing Track: Secrets I think? –

This is one of the first videos from years ago.


Alex hogs the show.  We have both been working everyday, amazed at where this is taking us.  Alex, at 70 has changed drastically.  He was a perfectionist, rigid, clinging to thinking and fighting to be able to control life.


He used to worry, thinking about all the ways to please others, so many obligations, no time left for him.  Searching for the self-worth, that a child has hidden away from his constant search, he was lost.  Now, he has gained flexibility, a curiosity for the unknown and the focus to let go.




18 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by monica on February 29, 2012 at 3:30 am

    great help the video..thanks.

  2. Excellent video marty!

  3. Posted by willa on February 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    huh. ya know, riding this breathing track with you guy’es voices discussing the beneftis and experiences is a whole ‘nother kind of helpful. can you make more videos like this?? maybe with key teachings about how and why it works and how to use it and when??? or maybe like while you guys talk about the ANS and how and why activating the PNS is helpful and healing and about building gray matter…etc? because it seems like the message or lesson or benefit sinks in deeper somehow hearing your voices while riding a visual of the track. would anyone else find that helpful? and alex bless your heart for sharing that you still deal with tuff stuff. builds on the feeling of commradity and community i find so important in this website.

  4. yes bless your heart Alex what a ham, no one knew. Funny but Alex felt like a real cog after he choked when I introduced him. Withiut Alex as my first guinea pig, Imwould not be where I am

    We can make more. Now you have to know we are doing this from an ipad2 and winging it. I found having Alex describe his experience helped. I liked the Way he said it is the timing of the whole breath and the balance that drops the body close to empty.

    So, we can do more and Alex’ friend Chris has an LED model that is high tech. At coffee yesterday, I brought an old notebook and it had the early sketches of the track.

    I find the purpose I developed the track an essential kne however Te balance, flow, timing settle the mind and body more than I ever imagined. All of us have found that the breath, mind or body likes the track and goes there without thought.

    I see the mind like a specific concrete easy model to focus and with urgency we have a weapon to kill trauma where is fuels and explodes.

    I will do one on surrender and the PNS activation.

    Thanks Willa for the kind words. It is strange to hear my voice like this.

    Now Willa let me ask,you this. I know you may be uncomfortable posting at this time, I accept that. Thinkmof this though. If this breathing track is evaluated and works look at the exposure and no territory that will come my way.

    I really do not want any spotlight but I just come here everyday, new, empty to experience you guys and gals and be aware of what might support everyone.

    look what has happened from leaving results or judging this blog alone. Now a thousand posts that seem incredible.

    I am inspired by question about how to take better action and master the breathing track.

    I have tricks but hate that word.

  5. Posted by monica on February 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Oh my I comment…

    I would LOVE to see many videos..even teaching as well…
    Good job from the Ipad 2.

    I would like to see it in action…if u are not camera shy
    I would love to see Alex or Marty or volunteer sitting in front of the camera and doing the breathe while tracing it on a paper or pointing to the diagram.
    This would be very helpful.
    Its very much appreciated.

  6. Posted by willa on February 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    how about a full three minutes or so of Riding The Track? (set up … pointer, guidance… inhale / transition / exhale / transition etc.)

  7. Posted by monica on February 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    yes!!!! This is what I was trying to say Willa. I am visual….

  8. Posted by Jennifer on September 14, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Ok, why didn’t I know about this video before?? Fantastic – well done and a great class – it will help me in my next sit – Definitely need more video’s Marty – great to hear your voice.

  9. Posted by John Gibson on September 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    There is no video here. Someone must have taken it down. Any other place that it can be viewed???

  10. Posted by jennifertemp on December 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This is always good to review – practice, practice practice!

  11. Posted by jennifertemp on December 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I find that if I sit first thing in the morning I am calmer and able to focus better. Might try this the first few times. The 10 minutes went by so fast I couldn’t believe when the timer went off. The breathing track is the key to focus.

  12. Posted by jennifertemp on February 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm


  13. Just watched the video! A good way to “remind” oneself to just “let go” :)I will reblog this post, as it is a good example of what is “meant” by not “getting into the thoughts” that mindfulness talks so much about!

  14. Been using this method ever since watching the video. Keeps me focused on my breathing and nothing else. I stay focused on following the pattern of this image as shown in the video. Nice work. 🙂

  15. Thank you and our goal is to build focus, reach a no thought stage, hence so much easier.

    Now slow the pace and try to hear your breath, your inner sound.

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