symmetry 1 min. to 5min. timer:
Example usage 1: One legged man qigong alternating sides
For example, say you want to do standing qigong exercises that are weighted 100% on a single leg, and you want to timer to help you alternate right and mirror left versions of the pose or movement.
More details of how this kind of training ties in to jhana and addresses a big problem that Buddhist sitting meditators who don't do enough stretching and other exercises have problems with their legs, hips, knees, tightness, nerve damage, back pain, etc.
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Example usage 2: Doing half lotus or full lotus switching sides every 5 minutes
For example, playing that 5 minute mp3 file on loop/repeat, you could sit for 20min or 30 min working on your half lotus, full lotus, or just any cross leg sitting posture on the floor.
I would also suggest stretching for as long as you need to after each 5 minute side switch (while seated).
Strategy Tip: Bias your weak side if you have bad symmetry issues
For example, if your left leg is really a lot weaker than the right side, I would spend extra time on the weak side. If you're using the 5 minute timer for example, after the 5 minute alarm, every time you're on your weak side spend extra time on it before switching. So you'll end up doing something like 6min. on weak side and 4 min. on strong side for example. This will bias your weak side and close the symmetry gap a little faster.
Timing the old fashioned way: When you don't have technology
Breath naturally, slowly and deep jhanic breath, I count about 9 times and it's somewhere between one and two minutes.