Kundalini Yoga for Strengthening the stomach (From the Owners Manual for the Human Body)

1. Lie on your back, heels together, lift both legs 90 degrees as you inhale through the mouth, then lower the legs as you exhale through the nose. Continue for 3 1/2 Minutes (Keep your legs straight, with no bend in the knees).
Powerfully oxygenate your system. ''This breath moves the pituitary in reverse order ''

2. Sit on your heels in Rock Pose with your hands on your shoulders. Inhale through the mouth as you rise up to a kneeling position, exhale through the nose as you return to Rock Pose. Continue for 3 1/2 Minutes. Move quickly and powerfully.

Bring some relaxation ''to the back side of your knees where all tension is just a problem".

3. Sit in Easy Pose with our hands on our knees. Grind your stomach around in wide counter-clockwise circles moving powerfully. Move the lower back. Lose weight! Lose fat! Clean your digestive system. Move! Continue for 4 Minutes.
4. Remain in Easy Pose and interlock your hands behind your back. Inhale through the mouth as you bend forward into Yoga Mudra bringing your forehead to the ground in front of you and raising your arms up. Exhale through the nose as you come back into Easy Pose and lower your arms. Continue for 3 1/2 Minutes. ''It will create the balance of the imbalanced energy.'' Move quickly.
5. Lie flat on your back. Meditatively project at the navel point. Vibrate the energy there. (Yogi Bhajan played the gong for this meditation). 8 1/2 Minutes.
6. Wake yourself up. Roll your hands around your wrists and your feet around our ankles briefly. Bring your knees to your chest and briefly roll on your spine. Bring your knees to your chest and then extend the legs out, stretching the legs forward and back a few times.

Comments: Stomach is a very powerful organ in the body... The stomach secretes juices.
The idea is that for the first 18 years those juices are very heavy. So metabolism is very perfect. Whatever you eat, you can digest. There is never a problem... Tbe second eighteen years, you somehow digest what you eat. You understand that, so you eat and drink and wine and dine, and you consider yourself super-eight. After that you start paying the cost. Your metabolism starts changing and your digestive system starts changing.
Your liver cannot do the work. Food cannot be digested and eliminated within twenty-four hours.
You think that you are only responsible for eating...
You don't think you are responsibe for eliminating. Anything that remains within your body for more than twentyfour hours will poison your body. That is the main cause of all your problems.
Taught by Yogi Bhajan October 31, 1984