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We hold tension in our bodies in a very physical way. This means that when we are stressed and anxious it is not just our minds that are affected, but also many other physical elements of our health, such as our glandular system, metabolism, and muscles.
When we confront the physical symptoms of stress we also help to relieve some of the psychological impacts and help to banish anxiety, replacing it with positivity instead.
With the pittra kriya we release the stress and tension from the body and leave room for ourselves to flourish and grow.
Benefits of this Kriya
- Boosts relaxation and rejuvenation
- Improves mindfulness
- Supports the parasympathetic nervous system
- Flushes toxins from the body
- Encourages creativity and productivity
How to do this Kriya
Rest the left hand on the heart and bend the right elbow so the right hand is in front of you, cupped, facing upwards, focus the eyes on the tip of the nose.
Lift the right hand up to pass the ear, as if throwing a ball over your right shoulder. Ensure the wrist passes the ear so you know your hand has gone far enough back. Bring it back to center, and repeat.
Continue this movement for 11 minutes, finishing by inhaling and stretching the right hand back as far as possible, holding the breath for 15 seconds. Repeat this two more times.
Bend the elbows and place them against the lower ribs, in a vertical line with the earlobes and hands slightly wider than the elbows.
Face the palms up in the Shuni Mudra with the thumb covering the nail of the middle finger. Focus the eyes on the tip of the nose.
Chant Har, flicking the middle (Saturn) finger with the thumb as you do so. Keep the mouth slightly open the whole time that you make the sound.
After 11 minutes, inhale deeply and continue the finger movement, holding the breath for around 15 seconds in order to balance the chakras. Exhale in Cannon Fire. Repeat three more times.
The arms should form the shape of a V in front of the body at around 45 degrees above the shoulders in a Superman position. Hands should be flat and facing down. Keep the focus on the tip of the nose.
Repeating Har as in the previous exercise, at the rate of about one Har per second, cross the arms in front of you, keeping the arms completely straight, alternating one arm over the other, and then the other arm on top.
After 11 minutes, while the arms are still moving alternately, hold the breath for around 15 seconds and then exhale in Cannon Fire. Repeating three more times, moving the arms faster and faster each time.
If you can find 33 minutes to squeeze this kriya into your day you can help to support both your physical and mental health, banishing stress and tension and helping to flush toxins from your body.