Taught by Yogi Bhajan on 7/21/77
The Miracle Bend doesn't bend the human being, it bends the negativity in the human being. It adjusts the Navel Point and helps bring an emotional and angry person to calmness.
If the spine were bent to 90 degrees and the breath was four times per minute, it would also totally calm a person. But that takes a very long time, whereas this exercise takes only a short time. There will be a strong and automatic tendency to shake in the posture.
Stand with the knees and heels together. Feet are flat on the ground with the big toes pointing out to the sides for balance.
The arms are raised straight overhead, close to the ears with the palms facing forward. The thumbs can be locked together.
Keeping the legs straight, bend back from the base of the spine 20 degrees. The head, spine, and arms form an unbroken curve with the arms remaining in a line with the ears.
Hold the posture and keep the breath long, deep and gentle.
Continue for 2 minutes.
From this position, very slowly bend forward to the maximum extent keeping the arms straight and close to the ears. Stay down and inhale. Hold the breath as long as possible while pumping the navel point. Then exhale and pump the navel on the held exhale.
Continue this process for 2 minutes.
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