This is a 3-part kriya that uses breath, mantra, and meditation to open the heart center. According to Kundalini Yoga, it is through the awakened heart that we attract what’s in our highest good.
You can practice this kriya for up to 62 minutes by dividing the time equally among the three parts. If you extend the times, don’t extend them proportionately, practice each part equally.
Posture & Mudra: Sit in Easy Pose (or in a chair) with a straight spine. Raise the right hand to the level of the right ear, with the fingers pointing straight up and the elbow out about 10 inches from the ribs (like you are taking an oath). The left hand covers the navel point, with the fingers straight and the palm laid flat over the navel.
Breath & Focus: Slowly allow your breath to become a little longer, deeper and cooler. This affects your metabolism and your nervous system. Focus on the breath—take it as deep as you can. Don't move except to breathe long and deep. Take the pranic energy down to the last cell of the lungs.
Continue for 8 minutes (no longer).
Posture: Continue sitting in Easy Pose.
Mudra: Bring both hands to the level of the Heart Center. Press the thumb tips and fingertips together, keeping the palms apart. Spread the fingers wide apart and point the thumbs toward the sternum.
Eyes: The eyes remain closed.
Continue for 4.5 minutes.
Inhale deeply and suspend the breath for 15 seconds. Meditate on the thought that you are pure; you are perfect; you are the will of God; you are divine. Exhale. Inhale again and suspend the breath for 15 seconds and create that image of yourself. Exhale. Inhale a third time and hold the breath tight for 15 seconds. Imagine you are a very, very pure person. Purity, piety, grace, bliss— include them all. Exhale.
Posture: Immediately extend the arms straight out to each side at shoulder level, parallel to the ground, with the right palm facing up and the left palm facing down. Keep the arms and hands straight. You may feel a twist in the right elbow. This is a healing posture to be done very exactly.
Breath: Inhale deeply and suspend the breath for 25 seconds. Close your eyes and feel the heavens and earth joining within you, that right and left are in balance. Keep the hands straight like an arrow. Then exhale with cannon-fire breath through the mouth.
Inhale deeply again. Hold tight for 25 seconds. Give yourself a chance to heal yourself totally, in balance with the Universe. In the divine kingdom, be divine. Cannon fire out.
Inhale again. Hold tight for 25 seconds. With great kindness to your Self, consider: "It is me and my purity that will give me health, wealth and happiness." Call on it. Exhale and relax.
Continue for 2 minutes.
Prosperity doesn’t necessarily mean that we have wealth, health, and happiness. When a person is prosperous, there is that fragrance of security, grace, depth, character, and truthfulness, which that person can share. Like a rose emits fragrance, or a candle emits light, a prosperous human emits prosperity.
This set requires 15 minutes in a seated position, so take time to set your comfortable seat. It may help to elevate your hips with a blanket, cushion, or even to sit on a chair if cross legged is difficult.
© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.