While practicing Ham Sah, I understand that the exhale should be shorter than the inhale.. But how much shorter? For instance, If my inhale is ten seconds, how long should my exhale be? Should I exhale, say, 50 percent of my breath? 10 percent?
Samael says only:
-"Let us make it clear that inhalation has to be deeper than exhalation simply because we need to make the creative energy flow inwards from the outside; that is, we need to make exhalation shorter than inhalation."
-"Exhale, short and quick, as you pronounce aloud the mantra SAH: SAAAAHH..."
By short and quick does he mean like a 1 or 2 second burst?
Do I retain my breath before and after each inhale and exhale? or retain only on the inhale?