Sunday, April 3, 2011

Maha Bheda Mudra (kriya 7)

This is the seventh of the twenty Kundalini Kriyas of Kriya Yoga. If you have not completed my free online course, please download and complete that first.

This kriya continues directly from the last kriya. Eyes are open, breath is fully exhaled, tongue is in Kechari Mudra, head is drooped forward, and your focus is 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. It is optional to mentally repeat the name of each Kshetram 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.

Begin Ujjayi exhalation, move your head to a forward facing position and close your eyes in Unmani Mudra while moving your concentration along the Awarohan passage down the back of the body through the Chakras. Optionally, repeat the name of each Chakra as you pass by it: Ajna, Vishuddhi, Anahata, Manipura, Swadhisthana, Mooladhara.

At Mooladhara, practice Jalandhara Bandha, Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha and Nasikagra Drishti while holding your breath out. Mentally repeat, "Nasikagra - Uddiyana - Mool", while at the same time shifting your awareness to the center of these practices. When you say "Nasikagra", your awareness should be fixed at the nose tip. When you say "Uddiyana", your awareness should be fixed at the navel. When you say "Mool", your awareness should be fixed at the perineum (male) or cervix (female). Repeat this shifting of awareness 3 times, then release in order: Nasikagra Drishti, Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha and finally Jalandhara Bandha, but keep your head drooped forward and the breath held out.

With your focus on Mooladhara begin the next round. Complete six rounds, then go to the next kriya.

A video describing and demonstrating this kriya is presented below.

1 comment:

  1. hi manoj,

    your effort is appreciated. thank you/

    wim

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