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Do you sometimes feel like you have spent so long putting the needs of others ahead of your own that you have lost sight of the ‘original you’?
In such a hectic, chaotic world, you are not alone in feeling this way. While we derive great satisfaction from making other people happy, it’s essential for our own happiness and productivity that we stay true to our own needs and desires too.
This simple kriya to unlock the inner self is an effective way to reconnect to the true you and start to nourish the soul.
Benefits of this Kriya
- Intensifies goals and powerful manifestation
- Strengthens willpower
- Boosts confidence in beliefs and convictions
- Supports our spiritual connections
- Enables us to listen to our needs
- Allows us to speak our minds
How to do this Kriya
Are you ready to begin to unlock the inner you with this kriya? Before we go any further, make sure you are in a safe, peaceful space that will allow you to fully focus on your movements in comfort and serenity, and then let’s get going:
Start this kriya in Easy Pose, or whatever seated position you find comfortable. Take a few deep breaths and relax into the position.
Interlace the fingers of both hands and turn the palms to face outwards away from the body, with the arms straight out in front of you in a reverse elbow lock. Stay steady and relaxed in this position, do not allow your arms to waver.
Focus the eyes on the tip of the nose, mostly closed
Try to breathe as slowly as is comfortable, down to around one breath a minute if possible, inhaling for 20 seconds, holding for 20 seconds, and exhaling for 20 seconds. Continue this for around three minutes.
Remain in this position, maintaining the focus on the end of the nose. Begin to inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth with force for three minutes.
Stay in the same position, inhale and hold the breath. With the breath held, pump the navel, bringing it in towards the spine and away again as quickly as possible. Exhale slowly when you feel the need, and immediately repeat. Continue as powerfully as you can for three minutes.
Circulate the Energy
Mudra: Bring the arms down and bend the elbows so the hands are up. Extend your Jupiter finger straight up and lock down the other three fingers with your thumb.
Movement: Circle your forearms in outward circles as fast as possible. This movement has to be so vigorous that the entire spine moves.
This exercise is to fully circulate the energy you have created.
Inhale deeply and hold the breath for 15 seconds while pushing your hands away from the body, feeling pressure in the intertwined fingers. Exhale powerfully, and repeat twice more.
Bring the elbows into the waist, holding the index fingers upwards towards the sky, with the other three fingers locked in by the thumb. Circle the forearms quickly and powerfully. This movement must be vigorously maintained for two and a half minutes. Then inhale and relax.
When this kriya to unlock the inner self is practiced regularly you will start to feel a greater understanding of yourself and experience greater vitality with a stronger sense of self.
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