Kundalini Yoga for physical and mental vitality KY kriyas (From Kundalini Yoga Manual)
1. Lie on your back and lift your legs to
12 inches. Begin criss-crossing your legs left over right, then right
over left (la-1b).
2. Now lift both legs 2 feet off the ground. Begin a bicycling motion, keeping the legs parallel to the ground (2). Rest 2-1/2 minutes, then repeat the cycle.
|3. Seated in easy pose, lift the arms straight
above the head (3a). The fingers are interlocked over the back of the hands,
with the palms facing the sky (3b).
Do Breath of Fire for 5 minutes.
|4. Still in easy pose, clasp opposite shoulders
with the thumbs forward (4a). The arms are crossed behind the head (4b).
Do Breath of Fire for 5 minutes. Then inhale. Exhale. Inhale, hold and circulate
the energy. Exhale and apply Mulabandha. Repeat the Mulabandha, inhale,
and exhale. Apply Mulabandha three times.
|5.Relax completely (5).
Separate the mental body from the physical and move it around for about 5 minutes. Then bring it back!
|6.Chant any divine mantra.|
The hardest part of the series is the beginning.
If you attempt the full time of the exercises on your first trial you
may have a sore stomach and weak legs unless you are in excellent shape.
Do what you can and do it gracefully, breathing consciously throughout.
The sexual and digestive energies require a little work to balance. As
you do Exercise 3, feel all the worries of the day drop away. Feel like
you are rising above the clouds and that your entire body is filled with
the light energy of breath. In Exercise 4, feel that light energy lift
to your head and project your mind into an expansive peacefulness.