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Kriya - For Automatic Endurance in the Body

(Owner’s Manual for the Human Body, p. 7.)

Meditation. Conscious breath for total purification. Sit in any easy meditative posture. Inhale through the nose for 20 seconds, hold the breath for 20 seconds and exhale for 20 seconds. Start with 3 minutes and build this cycle up to 31 minutes a day. (Note from Shakta: Beginners may start with inhaling for 5 seconds, holding the breath for 5 seconds, and exhaling for 5 seconds. Gradually increase your time as you become comfortable.)

Yoga. Lie on your left side. Raise the right leg all the way up. Inhale in eight strokes and exhale in eight strokes. 3 minutes.

This exercise gives absolute tolerance and gives grit. This affects the liver which has a powerful purification function. 

Lie down flat on your back. Lock your hands across your chest you’re your heart and jump your whole body up off the ground. 5 ½ minutes.

Lie down on your belly. Join the hands across the back and jump the whole body up off the floor. 2 ½ minutes.

Baby Pose. Sleep for 15 minutes.


“Body is the Temple of God.

Health is the gift of God.

Man is the being of God.”

--Yogi Bhajan


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