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Our pranic energy is our life force. It is the very essence of who we are, and exists in total harmony with the energy of the universe.
When we harvest this pranic energy we promote our good health, energize our entire body, and heal both physical and psychological trauma.
In this short guide we will examine the benefits of this meditation and look at the few simple steps needed to carry it out. Remember this meditation should be tailored to work for you.
Benefits of this Meditation:
- Supports the body’s natural healing abilities
- Harmonizes the biological processes
- Soothes anxiety and stress
- Improves emotional wellbeing
- Balances personal energy with the universe
How to do this Meditation:
Before you make a start on this powerful meditation, take some time to create an environment that promotes peace and healing. Find somewhere quiet and calm, dim the lights, ensure the space in a comfortable temperature, and adapt it to suit you.
You might choose to light some candles or incense, play some soft music, or spend time arranging your altar before you choose to proceed. Make sure the space works for you and reflects your energy; this is essential. Now, let’s get started.
Sit crossed legged with a straight spine. You may choose to sit in Easy Pose or any other position that you find comfortable. Make sure to tailor this to your needs, there are no hard and fast rules.
Bring your hands together in front of the heart. Touch the thumbs to the Mercury Mound, the rounded bump at the base of your little finger. Allow the tips of your fingers of one hand to touch the tips of the fingers of the other hand.
In this position the forearms should both be parallel to the floor with the elbows pointing out, away from the waist.
Press the fingertips together hard so that the fingers, all the way from tip to the first knuckle, are pushed together, as well as the thumb knuckles.
The harder you press, the more effective the meditation will be, but work within your pain tolerance. A bit of discomfort can be satisfying and help to focus the mind, but do not be tempted to over-stretch.
Focus the gaze on the tip of the nose with the eyes mostly closed.
Inhale in eight short, sharp, equal breaths through the nose, and exhale slowly but completely through the mouth.
Bring the lips into a pursed shape for the exhalation, so that it almost forms a small whistling sound. This may take some practice, but do not be disheartened.
This breathing technique should be repeated for 11 minutes for it to be most effective.
After 11 minutes are over, take some time to relax the fingers and arms, breathe deeply, and connect with the ground underneath your body. Do not try to stand up immediately, allow your breath to return to normal and relax.
The ability to connect with our pranic energy can be a very powerful tool in a Kundalini Yoga student’s toolbox. Use this simple meditation to help to heal the body, and connect with the universe and enhance your life.
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