This is the first time I've tried to chant the text. I felt something like sandpaper rubbing my skin. Scrubbing. Then the body started yawning, very forcefully, over and over. I've been told that that kind of yawning is a loss of life-force and that the yawn should be swallowed instead of completing the cycle. It felt like I was struggling with something that wanted its own way in the body. The eyes started watering and there was a great feeling of tiredness...which eventually dissolved into a peaceful silence. Describing it
now is causing the yawning to begin again, lol!
This is the most powerful practice I have ever experienced. And it doesn't depend on me doing it well. I'm not actually doing anything, just allowing. Since we are dissolving the 'doer' in the practice, that is a good thing, yes? I trust this. I trust you.