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Our bodies are incredible forces of nature and intricate pieces of machinery. One element that makes them so impressive is their ability to ‘self mend.’
So many things that can go wrong within these machines can be fixed with no outside intervention — from cuts and bruises, illness, and even spiritual complications.
The concept of ‘pranic energy’ is that we can boost our body’s self-healing abilities by inviting in the powerful healing vibrations of the universe — its ‘life force’ — through breathing practice, yoga, and meditation.
When we invite in the universe’s life force, we begin to bring our body’s natural vibrations back into harmony, rebalancing chakras and ensuring that the flow of energy around the body is unrestricted. In this guide, we will look at an easy kriya that helps to develop pranic energy.
Benefits of this Kriya
When we harness our pranic energy, we empower ourselves to heal. This healing can take the form of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, but it is a powerful and profound process. Benefits of developing pranic energy using Kundalini Yoga include:
- Reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression
- A supported immune system
- Better quality of sleep
- Facilitating stronger spiritual connection
- A feeling of independence and self-sufficiency
- Unblocking and rebalancing chakras
How to do this Kriya
This kriya for developing pranic energy is short, simple, but remarkably effective. The basic premise is to connect the breath to the mind, body, and universe, quickly and powerfully pulling in air through pursed lips, bringing with it the wisdom of the ancients and the strength of the universe, expelling tension and negativity.
Step One: Posture
It is important to place yourself in a peaceful space with good ventilation before beginning this kriya. Once you are happy with your surroundings, take a seat on the floor, either in Easy Pose or any other seated position which you find comfortable.
Step two: Mudra
Place your hands gently in the lap with fingers interlaced. Keep the arms and hands relaxed, consciously removing tension.
Step three: Breathing
When you are ready to begin, purse your lips like you are about to drink through a straw. Pull air through the pursed lips powerfully, allowing the lungs to fill, and then exhale.
Each inhalation and exhalation should be quick, lasting only one second each. Keep these rhythmical breaths going without allowing them to lose power.
Step four: Eyes
Keep your eyes open throughout this kriya. Try to keep the focus on a single point, don’t allow your gaze to wander around the room.
This kriya should take five minutes at most. It is a powerful, quick meditation that is perfect for relieving tension when you are pushed for time, and if you are able to find five minutes spare, just a few times a week, the effects can be huge.
Developing pranic energy is a way to harness the vibrations of the universe, allowing them into our body in order to heal. When we find a few minutes a day to practice this kriya, we are telling the universe that we welcome it in, and we are telling our body and mind that we know we are worth it.
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