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The head and heart are locked in a continuous battle. Our heart symbolizes our deep desires, our feelings, and earthly needs. On the other hand, the head is far more pragmatic, symbolizing daily tasks and the things we ‘should do’ in our life.
When these two elements are unbalanced, it can be exhausting. You may find it hard to concentrate or even make decisions. Equally, you could be unsure of the right pathway. Luckily, there is a simple kriya to balance the heart and head you can use.
Benefits of this Kriya
- Balance the heart and head
- Improve your sense of calmness
- Become more mindful
- Make better decisions
How to do this Kriya
Ready to get started with the kriya to balance the heart? Find a quiet place in which to move and then follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Arm Twists
Start by sitting in Easy Pose, or whatever position feels comfortable to you. Ensure that your arms are straight and stretch them out either side of you. Your wrists should be bent upwards from your arms. You can imagine that you are placing your palms on two walls.
Throughout this part of the kriya, you will need to keep the pressure tight in your wrists. Keep them pointing as straight as you can, pulling them backwards as you move. Your fingers need to be straight up at all times. This pose is your starting position.
Breathe in and remain in this position. Next, breathe out and rotate the arm forwards. Your fingers should be pointing out in front of you. When you have done that, breathe in and rotate your arms so that you return to your starting position to complete the arm twists.
Keep moving and completing your arm twists. You should complete one full rotation every four seconds. Continue for between three and seven minutes. This movement is highly potent and will quickly change the chemistry of your brain fluid.
Once you have completed these movements, you should breathe in and out then relax. You may wish to take a few seconds to massage your arms and shoulder muscles.
Step 2: Arm Arcs
Remain in your seated position. Bring your arms straight out at the sides and face your palms out. Breathe in and move your arms up in an arc shape with your hands crossing each other above the head. Breathe out and bring your arms down to the sides again.
Breathe in and bring the arms up into the arc but move them behind your crown center. Continue moving while keeping your wrists turned back for between one and two minutes.
Step 3: Crow Squats
Next, get up into a standing position with your feet a shoulder-width apart. Continue with the previous arm movements but add in some crow squats.
When you breathe out, squat down as close to the floor as you can with your arms stretched out. As you breathe in, stand back up and bring the arms to the arc position in front of your crown center.
Breathe out again, and squat. Next, breathe in, and bring the arms behind the crown. Keep moving quickly for two to four minutes.
The kriya to balance the heart and head is easy to do. No matter where you are in your personal Kundalini Yoga journey, you can use this technology to your advantage. If you feel as though things are out of sync, find a place and engage in this effective kriya
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