This advanced immune therapy strengthens your body’s ability to fight viruses and bacteria.
The immune system is intimately connected with the central nervous system, the glands, and the emotions. When we experience chronic feelings of anger, self-defeat, and blame, we can create emotional blocks that deplete the immune system.
This meditation uses a type of breathing called “sunbreath” to stimulate and adjust the sympathetic nervous system and the right brain hemisphere, which stores many of the negative emotions that lead us to depression and to a lower-functioning immune system.
You may cycle through various emotions as the glandular system starts to shift. Relax and keep going until you are through the emotional inertia and begin to feel more light, energized, and hopeful.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh, and with the head covered.
Mudra: Bend the left arm and raise the hand up to shoulder level with the palm facing forward. Touch the tip of the ring finger to the tip of the thumb (Surya Mudra).
Make a fist with the right hand, pressing the tips of the fingers into the pads at the base of the fingers. Extend the index finger and use it to gently close off the right nostril.
Focus: Concentrate at the Brow Point.
Breath: Begin a steady, powerful Breath of Fire through the left nostril, making sure to emphasize the rhythm and movement of the navel point.
Music: Though the kriya does not call for a specific mantra, you may want to use a mantra recording to help you keep a steady rhythm with the Breath of Fire. Some possible options are Singh Kaur's “Sat Naam Wahe Guroo,” or Sada Sat Kaur's “Angel's Waltz.”
Continue for 3 minutes. Very gradually increase the time to 5 minutes.
Inhale deeply and hold the breath. Interlace the fingers with the right thumb over the left and position the hands just below the throat (in front of the thymus), about 14 inches (35 cm) away from the body.
Keeping your fingers laced tight, try to pull them apart with all your might. Resist and create great tension. Squeeze as long as you can before exhaling and relaxing the tension in your hands and arms.
Repeat this sequence 3 more times. On the last exhale, discharge the breath by blowing through your upturned lips, with the tongue curled back on the roof of the mouth to seal the upper palate. Then relax.
It is recommended to keep the head wrapped with a scarf, beanie, or turban as you practice this meditation, or else you may be more prone to get a headache.
With practice, you can gradually increase the time up to 31 minutes. At that level your whole system is cleaned and rejuvenated.
© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.