Monday, January 3, 2011

Kriya Yoga Advanced Lessons

Kundalini Tantra/2009 Re-print

The following techniques are described and demonstrated in my free to download Kriya Yoga Advanced course.

Month 1 Video

Asanas

  • Ardha Padma Paschimottanasana (half lotus back stretch pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (back stretch pose)
  • Pada Prasar Pschimottanasana (legs spread back stretch pose)
  • Yoga Mudrasana (psychic union pose)
  • Baddha Padmasana (locked lotus pose)

Pranayama

  • Nadi Shodhana - 1:8:6:2:1:8:6:2 (inhale:hold:exhale:hold:inhale:hold:exhale:hold)

Chakra Sadhana

  • Anuloma Viloma with Prana Shuddhi
  • Trataka
  • Shambhavi Mudra with Aum Chanting

Month 2 Video

Asanas

  • Dhanurasana (bow pose)
  • Sarvangasana (shoulderstand pose)

Pranayama

  • Nadi Shodhana - 1:8:6:2:1:8:6:2 (inhale:hold:exhale:hold:inhale:hold:exhale:hold)
  • add Jalandhara Bandha (neck lock) during hold

Chakra Sadhana

  • Locating Mooladhara by Touch
  • Locating Mooladhara by Breath
  • Moola Bandha - Contraction + Breath Retention
  • Moola Bandha - Rhythmic Contraction
  • Moola Bandha - Mental Contraction
  • Nasikagra Drishti or Agochari Mudra

Month 3 Video

Asanas

  • Kandharasana (shoulder bridge pose)
  • Matsyasana (fish pose)
  • Garudasana (eagle pose)

Pranayama

  • Nadi Shodhana - 1:8:6:2:1:8:6:2 (inhale:hold:exhale:hold:inhale:hold:exhale:hold)
  • add Jalandhara Bandha (neck lock) during hold
  • add Moola Bandha (perineum/cervix lock) during hold

Chakra Sadhana

  • Locating Swadhisthana Kshetram by Touch
  • Vajroli/Sahajoli Mudra
  • Locating Swadhisthana Kshetram by Breath
  • Locating Swadhisthana Chakra by Touch
  • Ashwini Mudra
  • Locating Swadhisthana Chakra by Breath

Month 4 Video

Asanas

  • Janu Sirshasana (head to knee pose)
  • Ardha Padma Paschimottanasana (half lotus back stretch pose)

Pranayama

  • Nadi Shodhana - 1:8:6:2:1:8:6:2 (inhale:hold:exhale:hold:inhale:hold:exhale:hold)
  • add Jalandhara Bandha (neck lock) during hold
  • add Moola Bandha (perineum/cervix lock) during hold

Chakra Sadhana

  • Agnisar Kriya
  • Nauli
  • Locating Manipura Chakra by Touch
  • Locating Manipura Kshetram by Breath
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Union of Prana and Apana

Month 5 Video

Asanas

  • Sirshasana (headstand pose)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)

Pranayama

  • Nadi Shodhana - 1:8:6:2:1:8:6:2 (inhale:hold:exhale:hold:inhale:hold:exhale:hold)
  • add Jalandhara Bandha (neck lock) during hold
  • add Moola Bandha (perineum/cervix lock) during hold
  • add Uddiyana Bandha (abdominal lock) during hold after exhale

Chakra Sadhana

  • Locating Anahata Chakra by Touch
  • Locating Anahata Kshetram by Touch
  • Anahata Purification by Breath
  • Bhramari Pranayama
  • Ajapa Japa
  • Heart Space Meditation

Month 6 Video

Asanas

  • Halasana (plough pose)

Pranayama

  • Same as Month 5

Chakra Sadhana

  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Locating Vishuddhi Kshetram/Chakra by Touch
  • Khechari Mudra
  • Ujjayi Pranayama + Khechari
  • Vishuddhi Purification by Breath + Ujjayi + Khechari
  • Vipareeta Karani Asana

Month 7 Video

Asanas

  • Chakrasana (wheel pose)

Pranayama

  • Same as Month 5

Chakra Sadhana

  • Moorchha Pranayama
  • Vajroli/Sahajoli Mudra with Bindu
  • Bhramari Pranayama
  • Perception of Inner Sound
  • Shanmukhi Mudra
Month 8 Video

Chakra Meditation

  • Ajna Awareness
  • Mooladhara Awareness
  • Swadhisthana Awareness
  • Manipura Awareness
  • Anahata Awareness
  • Vishuddhi Awareness
  • Chakra Awareness in Sushumna
  • OM Chanting

Chaturtha Pranayama

  • Breath Awareness
  • OM Breathing
  • Bhrumadhya Awareness
  • Chakra Piercing
  • Bhrumadya Japa

Additional Kriya Practices

  • Unmani Mudra
  • Bija Mantra Sanchalana

The goal of this course is twofold. First, all Chakras/Kshetrams are to be awakened such that the student is able to locate each one in the body. Second, all techniques used in the Kundalini Kriyas of Kriya Yoga are introduced such that a reasonable level of proficiency may be achieved.

The course length of eight months does not account for the rising 2012 energies currently happening on Earth, so it may be possible to awaken each Chakra after only two weeks of practice rather than a full month. This would allow the course to be completed in only four months rather than eight, at which point the Kundalini Kriyas may be started.

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