Kundalini Yoga for the art of equilibrium of the stomach (From the Owners Manual for the Human Body)
1. Sitting in Easy Pose,
bend the elbows bringing the hands shoulder width apart at the level of
the ears. With a quick motion like a punch (but keeping both hands open),
shoot the arms up and to the front at a 60 degree angle.
''Stomach is a fire. Get the anger out!''.
2. Repeat Exercise 1 extending the tongue out of your mouth each time you chant ''Har'' at each position. (4 counts of ''Har'' = 2 seconds). Punch with anger and force. Get mad! 2 1/2 minutes.
(Yogi Bhajan demonstrated this way of
chanting ''Har'' using a high pitch, like falsetto.)
|3. Bend the arms at a
90 degree angle at the elbow with the hands in fists held near
the ears, twist the body left and right. Keep the tongue extended out of
the mouth and chant ''Har'' with each twist. Go
mad! 1 1/2 minutes.
|4. Get into Baby Pose
with your forehead on the floor. Be relaxed and sleepy, while you
chant "Har Har Mukande'' from the navel for
9 1/2 minutes. (Avtar Singh's version of the mantra was
played in class.) Keep your tongue alive with the sound. (Yogi Bhajan played
the gong.) Then rise up to Easy Pose, extend the arms up
at approximately a sixty-degree angle to the sides and continue to chant.
1 1/2 minutes. Inhale, hold your breath for 10 seconds,
Thou art pervading in all the four quarters of the Universe, Thou art the Enjoyer in all the four quarters of the Universe, Thou art Self-illumined and united with all, Destroyer of bad times, embodiment of mercy, Thou art ever within us. Thou art the everlasting Giver of industructible power.
5a) Remaining in Easy Pose, put your hands in your lap and allow your head to hang totally relaxed, let your shoulders drop. Feel very tired and very sad ''Bring all the sadness out.'' silently meditate on rneditative music for 3 1/2 minutes.
Stay in position and begin to chant with Kulwant Singh's version of ''Chattr Chakkr Vartee'' Healing Sounds of the Ancients, Volume I, 3 minutes.
Chattr chakkr vartee, chattr chakkr bhugatay
5b) Then sit up straight, feel exalted, magnify, sanctify, and glorify yourself and continue to chant for 3 more minutes (Yogi Bhajan played the gong, instructing the students to keep the mantra going, no matter how loud the gong became.)
To finish: Inhale, hold the breath for 30 seconds or longer and exhale. Repeat this breath sequence three more times.
Comments: If you do
not know the art of equilibrium of your stomach, you have not lived...
The entire creative sensitivity of the body is in the stomach...It is
the stomach that sends a message to the brain to coordinate the entire
system..Rishi Taanaan found that the heart and brain are subject to the
stomach... When the ancient yogis learned this fact, they developed a
whole science of fasting and food combining...
Practicing this set regularly ''will take away fear from your personality. Sadness and fear will fly away''
Taught by Yogi Bhajan May 8, 1985