Kundalini Yoga for disease resistance KY kriyas (From Keeping Up with Kundalini Yoga)
1) Sit on your heels. Stretch the arms straight
up over the head with the palms pressed together. Inhale. Pump the stomach
by forcefully drawing the navel in toward the spine and then relaxing
it again. Continue rhythmically until you feel the need to exhale. Then
exhale. Inhale and begin again. Continue for 1 to 3 minutes, then inhale.
Exhale and relax.
|2) Sit on your heels.
Place the hands in bear grip (2A) at the chest level with the forearms parallel
to the ground. Inhale, Hold the breath and without separating the hands,
try to pull the hands apart (23). Apply your maximum force. Exhale. Inhale
and pull again. Continue for 1 to 3 minutes. inhale. Exhale and relax.
This exercise opens the heart center and stimulates the thymus gland.
|3) Sit on your heels
with your fingers interlocked in venus lock behind your neck. Inhale.
Exhale and bend forward touching your forehead to the ground. Inhale and
sit up again. Continue with powerful breathing for 1 to 3 minutes. Inhale,
sitting up. Exhale and relax.
This exercise improves digestion and adds flexibility
to the spine.
|4) Sit wtth the legs
stretched out straight in front of you. Reach forward and grab your toes.
Bending from the waist bring your forehead to your knees and your elbows
to the floor. Remain in this position, breathing normally for 1 to 3 minutes.
Then inhale. Exha!e and relax.
This exercise alIows the glandular secretions from
the previous exercises to circulate through the body
and al!ows the body to deeply relax.
|5) Sit in easy pose.
Begin rolling the neck clockwise in a circular motion, bringing the right
ear toward the right shoulder the back of the head toward the back of the
neck, the left ear toward the left shoulder and the chin toward the chest.
The shoulders remain relaxed and motionless and the neck should be allowed
to gently stretch as the head circles around. Continue for 1 - 2 minutes,
then reverse the direction and continue for 1 - 2 minutes more. Bring the
head to a central position and relax.
This exercise and the two exercises following it cornbine to open circulation to the brain and to stimulate the higher glands including the pituitary parathyroid, thyroid and pineal glands which work together to give harmony to the entire body.
|6) Come into a position
supporting yourself on your hands and knees. The knees should be about shoulder
width apart and the arms should be straight. No bending of the elbows, Allow
the head to drop down and toward the chest in a relaxed manner. Inhale and
flex your spine downward as if someone were sitting on your back (6A). Then
inhale and flex your spine in the opposite direction, keeping your head
down. (6B) Continue rhythmically with powerful breathing for 1 to 3 minutes.
Gradually increase your speed as you feel the spine becoming more flexible.
Inhale in the original position. Exhale and relax.
This exercise, in addition to the effects mentioned ahoue, heips to transform the sexual energy of the second chakra and the digestive energy of the third chakra while stimulating the main nerves that are regulated through the lower cervical vertebra.
|7) Sit on your heels.
Alternately shrug your shoulders as high as possible. Do not move your head.
As you inhale, your left shoulder should come up and your right shoulder
come down. As you exhale, the right should come up and the left go down.
Continue rhythmically with powerful breathing for 1 to 3 minutes. Inhale,
raising both shoulders up. Exhale and relax.
|8) Deeply relax, lying on your back with your arms at your
sides, palms facing up, for 5 to 7 minutes.
|9) Triangle Pose.
Supporting yourself with the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet,
and with your rear end up in the air, form a triangle with the qround. Your
body will form a straight line from the heels to the buttocks and from the
buttocks to the wrists. The head should be in line with the body and the
arms hould be about 2 feet apart. HoId this position for 5 minutes, breathing
normally. Then inhale. Exhale and slowly come
out of this position and relax.
This exercise aids in digestion, strengthens the entire
nervous system and relaxes the major muscle groups of
|10) Stand up. Reach
down and grab your ankles. Keeping the knees straight, begin walking around
the room. Continue for 1 to 3 minutes, then return to
your place sit down and relax.
This exercise aids in elimination and adjusts the
magnetic field to prepare you for meditation.
|Comments: To avoid persistent colds and illness, it is
essential to keep digestion and elimination functioning well. Add to this
a strong metabolic balance and you will have heartiness. This kriya develops
these capacities. It gives physical strength and builds disease resistance.