Luke wrote:Could you please elaborate a little bit on what you mean by "right awareness"? Do you just mean focusing on your breath and the energy in your body?
It is basically the same awareness as in the case of sitting practice.
There should be no interruption of this meditative state because of the movements and experiences of the body.
On the contrary, these exercises are designed to help entering and staying in this state and overcoming certain obstacles.
The concrete form of the internal practice depends on the main sadhana one follows, and the lungs and initiations one has recieved.
A tantric practitioner works with the visualization of chakras, channels, winds and seed syllables, gradually transforming his body and mind.
A dzogchenpa uses all these techniques, without transforming or developing anything, as a help to enter and stay in the natural state, spontaneous presence, or rigpa.
Without specific introduction and lung to these practices one should just focus on the breath, the sensations of the flow of energy within the body without analyzing or judging them, just being aware of them as appearances within the mind.
Without this internal practice these exercises are not what they are meant to be.