Kriya - Three Exercises for Energy, Creativity, and Prosperity

Energize. Sit in Easy Pose. Bring the arms out to the sides and raise them until they form a “V” shape. The fingers are pressing against the mounds of the palms with the thumbs pointing up. Begin Breath of Fire for 3 minutes. Inhale and hold the breath. Quickly begin to make fists of the hands, first with the thumbs inside the fists, then outside. Alternate rapidly as you hold the breath for 15 seconds. Then, with the hands in the original position, slowly bring the thumbs together overhead. Time your movement so that the thumbs meet when you can no longer hold the breath. Slowly lower the arms in an arc around you as you exhale deeply. Sit for 1 minute, breathing slowly.


This exercise is revitalizing. It enhances charisma and makes you radiant.


Creativity. Still sitting in Easy Pose, make hands into fists and bring them to the sides of the body at chest level with the elbows pressed back. Extend your chest out. Take 5 deep breaths, then inhale deeply and hold the breath. With the breath held, begin punching the arms alternately. Get mad! When you cannot hold the breath any longer, exhale. Inhale and repeat the powerful punching motion with the held breath. Exhale. Inhale and repeat 1 more time for a total of 3 times. Then sit, eyes closed and breathe as slowly as you can for 2 minutes. Stretch and relax.


This exercise activates the fire in you to spark creativity. 


Prosperity. Sit in Easy Pose. Keep the spine straight. Look at the center of your chin through your closed eyes or look at the tip of your nose through partially closed eyes. Inhale deeply and hold, suspending the breath while you mentally recite, “I am bountiful, I am blissful, I am beautiful.” Exhale all the breath out, then, suspend the breath out as you mentally say, “Excel, excel, fearless.” Practice this for 3 minutes at a time. Feel free to practice 3, 4, or more times a day for 3 minutes each time.


This combination of breathing technique and powerful affirmation opens the mental and vibrational doors to prosperity. 


Comments: These are simple, quick-acting exercises that can make a difference in just three minutes of practice each. They can be practiced together or individually. This kriya is also a good way to take breaks during the day from your usual routine to remind yourself of your higher consciousness.

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