This kriya, when practiced regularly, promotes deep, relaxed sleep and helps the nerves to regenerate. The best time to practice is every night before bed, but it can be practiced any time of the day.
This is a powerful transformative meditation which is said to invoke the Kundalini energy to give you the necessary vitality and intuition to combat the negative effects of the subconscious mind.
The essential beauty of this meditation is that the constant flow of the intellect stops, and the mind becomes empty. It is a very quick way of achieving a state of thoughtlessness, and the moment you achieve it, the only thought may be the place and sounds you are concentrating on.
Self-reliance will vanish all fear. Fear comes when you are dependent on anything other than your own inner wisdom and higher self. If your self-reliance is strong, you are protected.
According to yogic tradition, this powerful meditation strengthens your nervous system so nothing bothers you, it expands your intuitive sense, and it makes the mind clear and decisive. It helps you have the strength to act on your ideals, and to consciously direct yourself. The next time you have a big decision in front of you, try this for just three minutes sitting at your desk.
This pranayam is a classical technique, which is referred to in the Gheranda Samhita as a “perfect cleanser.” It is a purifying practice which, if done as a regular sadhana, burns the karmas of many lifetimes. The karmas are coded in the structure of the aura, the flow patterns of the subtle nadis, and in the deep structure of the mental body.
It is easy to hear a truth and difficult to live it, to embed it deeply into your heart and mind. Jappa (meditative repetition of a mantra) done with the refined Neutral Mind leads to Naam Chit Aveh—the constant remembrance of the Infinite.
This meditation is said to bring a state of calmness and joy to the mind. If practiced several times, the eyes will automatically lock at the third eye point when you inhale. The calmness comes as you consciously unite with the parts of yourself.