This kriya helps to open the heart, create a positive relationship to the self, and make you available to receive love.
If you do not have the lung capacity for the 1 minute breath that’s called for in Exercise 1, reduce the timing of each segment to 10 seconds, or even 5. In time you will build your capacity.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine and hold your right palm six to nine inches above the top center of your head. The right palm faces down, blessing you. This self-blessing corrects the aura. The left elbow is bent with the upper arm near the rib cage. The forearm and hand point upward. The left palm faces forward and blesses the world.
Eyes: The eyes are closed and focus at the lunar center in the middle of the chin.
Breath: Breathe long, slow, and deep with a feeling of self-affection. Try to bring the breath to one breath per minute: Inhale for 20 seconds, hold for 20 seconds, exhale for 20 seconds.
Continue for 11 minutes. Then inhale deeply and move slowly and directly into position for Exercise 2.
Posture: Extend your arms straight out in front, parallel to the ground, palms facing down. Stretch out to your maximum.
Eyes: The eyes are closed and focused at the lunar center in the center of the chin.
Breath: The breath is long, slow, and deep.
Continue for 3 minutes. Then inhale deeply and move slowly and directly into position for Exercise 3.
Posture: Stretch your arms straight up with the palms facing forward. There is no bend in the elbows.
Eyes: The eyes are closed and focused at the lunar center.
Breath: The breath continues to be long, slow, and deep.
Continue for 3 minutes. To end, inhale, hold your breath for 10 seconds while you stretch your arms upward (try to stretch so much that your buttocks are lifted) and tighten all the muscles of your body. Exhale. Repeat this sequence two more times.
Part 1 in this exercise is called Reverse Adi Shakti Kriya. You are mentally and hypnotically blessing yourself. This self-blessing is to affect and correct the magnetic field.
If you find it painful, you may have pent-up anger. Self-help can be difficult for those of us who are angry, but do your best to keep up. You may also find that your muscles start hurting after five minutes or so, and in this case, your diet may need cleaning up. The taste in your mouth may change if you’re breathing correctly.
Part 2 will benefit everything between the neck and the navel. It is said to strengthen the heart and open up the heart center.