This is a very beautiful movement meditation kriya which will relax your whole body and mind. It is important for us to deeply relax on a daily basis. Stress which builds up can cause physical and mental imbalances and this short yoga set is a beautiful way to release tension in the mind and body.
Rhythmic, unforced, graceful, and free movement relaxes the entire body and releases the tensions we store in the body from our daily emotions. All emotional traumas leave their signature of tension in the body, which need to be released. Feeling the entire body confirms the reality of the relaxation and smooths the aura.
The other exercises strengthen the heart and circulatory system. If this system is weak, then tissues will tense and the joints will build up deposits that create illness, making true, deep relaxation difficult. This simple series is for total relaxation and a cooperative coordination of mind and body into the experience of Self.
1. Rhythmic Dance
Stand straight with arms completely relaxed. Close the eyes. Feel any tension in each part of the body and consciously let it go. Next, begin to sway and move every part of the body. Dance gracefully, feeling the easy movement of each body area. If there is gentle, rhythmic music of a high vibration available, it may be used as a background. Continue for 3 – 11 minutes or as long as you enjoy it.
2. Body Awareness
Immediately stand straight with the eyes still closed. With the hands, begin to lightly feel each part and area of the body without reservation. Every square inch must be touched. Feel sensitively with the palms. Continue for 3 – 5 minutes.
3. Hanging Relaxation
Lean forward with arms hanging completely relaxed. All the muscles of the body should be relaxed. Let the breath be normal. Continue for 3 – 11 minutes. To end, inhale and exhale deeply several times.
4. Backward Hang
Slowly lean backwards with arms hanging loosely down. Breath is relaxed. Continue for 1 minute.
Completely relax on your back for 1 – 10 minutes.
© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC. Used with permission.
This kriya can be found on the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings.