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Since we live in the Aquarian Age, it can be hard to let the stress of the modern world go. No matter where you are in your Kundalini Yoga journey, there’s a straightforward kriya you can use. The exercise set takes less than 30 minutes and is perfect for beginners. Within this guide, we will take a look at how you can try it and why it matters.
Benefits of this Kriya
- Helps you to relax and unwind
- Encourages better quality sleep
- Allows you to de-stress
- Improves your levels of mindfulness
How to do this Kriya
Before you get started with this Kundalini Yoga kriya, make sure that you have a calming place in which to do it. You should lay down a yoga mat too and you may want to light some incense. When you are ready to begin, follow these five steps.
Step 1: Rhythmic dancing
Start by standing straight and relax your arms by your sides. Close your eyes and take a moment to release any tension that you have been holding onto in your body.
Start swaying and start to let yourself dance easily. Feel the movement go through you and do whatever feels natural to you. If possible, you should listen to rhythmic music in the background as you dance. You can use the vibrations to guide each of your movements.
Continue with the above for 3 minutes. However, if you are enjoying it, you can extend it.
Step 2: Body awareness
When you have completed the above step, you should immediately straighten your body. Make sure that your spine is not curved. Keep your eyes closed as they were already.
With the palm of each hand, start to feel every part of your body and become aware of it. You should allow yourself to do this without any judgement. Continue for 3 minutes.
Step 3: Handing relaxation
Bend forward at the waist and allow your hands to hang freely in front of you. All of your muscles should be relaxed when you adopt this position.
You should stay in this stance for around 3 minutes. When you are ready to draw it to a close, breathe in deeply and then out. Repeat this several times and then move on.
Step 4: Backward hang
Next up, lean your body backward and allow all of your muscles to relax for a minute. Of course, your breathing should be calm and normal throughout this particular step.
Step 5: Complete relaxation
Get down onto the mat and lie on your back. Relax completely for a minute. Your breathing should continue to be normal. At this point, you should allow all the stress to melt away.
The simple movement meditation kriya is accessible to anybody. No matter where you are on your Kundalini Yoga journey, you should find that this is easy to follow. If you are finding it hard to drop off to sleep each night or need to de-stress, you can give this one a whirl.