Ready to challenge yourself? If you have been practising Kundalini Yoga for some time, you will know that there are plenty of ways to advance your skills. The following kriya exercise set will help you do just that. Let’s take a quick look at how you can get started with it.
Benefits of this Kriya
- Empower your soul
- Increase your spirituality
- Support your ongoing journey
- Connect to your inner self
- Increase your mindfulness
- Lower stress and anxiety
How to do this Kriya
Before you get started with this kriya, make sure you have a comfortable place in which to practice. You should also lay down a high-quality yoga mat. Some people find that it is helpful to burn incense and create the right atmosphere within the space.
Step 1: Position
When you are ready to get started, sit in Easy Pose or any position that feels comfortable. Make sure that your back is straight.
When you have assumed that position, bring the top of your index finger with the top of your thumb. Ensure that the rest of your fingers are straight and spread apart.
Next up, bend your elbows so that they align with your ribcage. Your hands should be in front of your shoulders. Bring your forearms up so that they are at 45 degrees.
You will use this position as the starting position in this kriya.
Step 2: Mantra and movement
When you have successfully adopted the position outlined above, you will start a silent mantra practice. Use the “Har” mantra and repeat it in your mind as you move.
Bring your hands up into an arc position. Raise them upwards and backwards by around 12 inches. You will find that they land next to each of your ears.
Move in a quick jerking manner that ripples through the rest of the body. You will need to keep your palms facing forward at all times during this period. Resume the starting position.
Keep going at a fast pace and make sure that your fingers remain straight and separated at all times. You should focus all of your attention on the movement and stay powerful.
As you rise with your hands, you may feel that the rest of your body lifts naturally off the floor. Your buttocks may rise in a quick moment during this particular movement.
During this particular kriya process, you need to listen to the music of “Tantric Har”. You can use the rhythm of the music to guide you as you jerk upwards and downwards. You should aim to complete one movement per second, as a golden rule.
Engage in the above kriya practice for between three and 11 minutes. If you are new to the practice of Kundalini Yoga, you may only want to spend three minutes on the kriya.
The above kriya is more challenging than many that are out there. However, the rewards that you will reap are well worth your time and energy. Now that you understand how to do this kriya, what are you waiting for? Use it whenever you need to do so.