Taught on October 11, 1996
The Subtle Body is one of the Ten Bodies. It is the body that attracts opportunities and brings good fortune.
This kriya also strengthens the Arcline. It will give you a bright, shining countenance.
Posture and Mudra: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, chin in and chest out. Place your arms down by your sides (but not touching the floor), palms facing upward. Move your arms upward from this position bringing your palms to overlap each other a few inches above your head. Your arms make an arc around your head. This is your arc line. The left palm will lie flat on top of the back of the right hand. The thumbs do not touch. Then return your arms to the starting position.
Mantra, Movement and Breath: The movement of this kriya is done to the rhythm of the Tantric Har CD by Simran Kaur Khalsa. Make an "O" of your mouth. Inhale through the mouth as you raise your hands overhead on "Har." On the next "Har," exhale through the "O" mouth and lower your hands back to the starting position.
Continue moving rhythmically with the chant. Use the navel point and diaphragm to powerfully exhale as you bring your arms down. Keep the inhalation and exhalation of equal force and power.
Time: Continue for 11 minutes. When you can do eleven minutes correctly and powerfully without spacing out, you can extend your practice to twenty-two minutes. After much practice the maximum time for this meditation is thirty-three minutes.
To Finish: Interlace your hands over your head with your elbows straight, inhale, hold your breath 10-15 seconds as you actively stretch your body all around without letting go of the hands. Stretch as much of your body as you can. Exhale. Repeat this sequence two more times.
© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC. Used with permission.
This meditation can be found in Praana Praanee Praanayam available from KRI.