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Kriya - Strengthening the Aura

(Aquarian Times, Summer, 2002, p. 33, reprinted from Kundalini Yoga Sadhana Guidelines, p. 59)

Triangle Push Ups. Stand up. Bend forward so the palms are on the ground and the body forms a triangle. Raise the right leg up with the knee straight. Exhale — bend the arms and bring the head near the ground. Inhale — raise up to the original triangle pose. Continue this triangle push-up for 1 ½ minutes. Switch legs and continue for another 1 ½ minutes.

Arm Chops. Sit in easy pose. Extend the left hand forward as if grasping a pole so the palm faces to the right. Put the right palm facing down crossed over the back of the left hand so both palms face right and the fingers lock. Inhale — raise the arms to 60 degrees. Exhale — bring the arms down. Keep the elbows straight. Breathe deeply for 2-3 minutes. Then inhale — stretch the arms up. Relax.

Arm Swings. Put both arms forward, parallel to the ground with palms facing each other about 6 inches apart. As you inhale, let the arms drop back and stretch toward each other. Exhale — bring them forward to the original position. Continue 3 minutes with deep rhythmic breaths.

Comments: In yogic tradition, it is believed and taught that this is a great kriya for keeping disease away and for developing your aura. The time can be built up to 7 ½ minutes for each side in Exercise 1 and 15 minutes each for Exercises 2 and 3. That will create a tremendous sweat. It can get rid of almost any digestive problem, give strength to the arms and extend the power of protection and projection in the personality.


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