Friday, February 18, 2011

Nada Sanchalana (kriya 3)

This is the third of the twenty Kundalini Kriyas of Kriya Yoga. If you have not completed my free online course, please download and complete that first. I also assume you have read my posts on Kriyas 1 and 2, as well as my post on the Sanchalana and Mudra Kriyas.

This kriya continues directly from the last kriya. Open your eyes, exhale completely, and droop your head forward while maintaining your focus on Mooladhara. Mentally repeat "Mooladhara" three times then begin Ujjayi inhalation while moving your concentration along the Arohan passage up the front of the body through the Kshetrams while mentally repeating the name of each as you pass by it: Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddhi. At Vishuddhi, move your head up and droop it back as your concentration reaches Bindu. Hold your breath and mentally repeat "Bindu" three times, then chant "OM" out loud as your concentration descends the Awarohan spinal passage, your head faces forward and your eyes close in Unmani Mudra. The "O" sound lasts from Bindu to about Ajna, while the "M" sound continues down to Mooladhara. Complete five rounds, then go to the next kriya.

A video describing and demonstrating this kriya is presented below.

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