June 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
Yes, I’m doing it again. For only 40 days this time…
To those of you who are joining me, I am very excited to be doing this together! This kriya is quite special. I won’t say more. Below are instructions on how. I have taken this directly from the KRI International Teacher Training Manual Level 1 to ensure accuracy:
*Sit in rock pose. The heels are under the sitting bones. The knees are together.
*Stretch the arms over the head with elbows straight, until the arms hug the sides of the head.
*Interlace all the fingers except the index fingers. Men cross the right thumb over the left. Women cross the left thumb over the right.
*Begin to chant “Sat Naam” with a constant rhythm of about 8 times per 10 seconds. As you pull the navel in and up toward the spine, chant “sut” from the Navel Point. Feel it as a pressure from the 3rd Chakra center. With the sound “naam,” relax the belly.
During Sat Kriya we focus on the Navel Point motion. Pull it inward and slightly up as you say “sut.” Release it with “naam.” Continuing rhythmically, the root and diaphragm locks are automatically pulled. The steady waves of effort from the navel gradually enlist the movement of the greater abdomen, just as the small rhythmical ocean waves will gently rock a large boat. The force is through the navel but the two locks come along sympathetically. This natural pull of the two locks as we focus through the navel, creates a physiological balance. Blood pressure is maintained evenly.
Breath regulates itself- no breath focus is necessary.
The spine stays still and straight. The rhythmic contraction and relaxation produces waves of energy that circulate, energize, and heal the body. This is neither a spinal flex nor a pelvic thrust. Remain firmly seated on the heals throughout the motions of the kriya.
Continue for 3 to 31 minutes. [the majority of this group is doing this for 11 to 31 minutes. Know where you are on your journey.]
To end: inhale and gently squeeze the muscles from the buttocks all the way up along the spine. Hold it briefly as you concentrate on the area just above the top of the head. Then exhale completely. Inhale, exhale totally and hold the breath out as you apply a firm mahabandh [all the locks: root, diaphragm, neck]- contract the lower pelvis, lift the diaphragm, lock in the chin, and squeeze all the muscles from the buttocks up to the neck. Hold the breath out for 5 to 20 seconds according to your comfort and capacity. Inhale. Relax. If you practice this as a complete kriya in itself, the relaxation is ideally twice the length of time as you practice the Sat Kriya [at minimum, rest in savasana for equal time given for the kriya].
Any questions, contact me. Enjoy your journey! Sat Nam.
February 18, 2010 § Leave a comment
Many of you know that I am getting close to the end of my 1000 day meditations: Sodarshan and Sat Kriyas. It ends April 19. Already, I plan to continue on with Sodarshan because it is helping me through the critical transitions that I am currently going through in my life. It is grounding me in my own space. At this moment, the Sat Kriya is kicking my ass; it is difficult to get through and I can hardly take the physical sensations I experience as I practice it. How I know which kriya is doing what I will never understand, but I do.
Today, the Sat Kriya is once again blowing my heart wide open. The elevation is remarkable. The feeling of love overwhelming. Love of what? Everything. If I had to guess what it felt like to be on ecstacy, this might be it. But not really. The experience is pure, profound and expansive. It’s not all joy, however. There is a small element of pain infused into it. Nothing devastating, just this feeling of connection to all that exists in this world. I don’t know what to do with this energy, but it feels safe and grounding.I suppose the idea is to just let it flow and allow it to become a part of me.
My very first sensational experience since I’ve started the 1000 days was this heart-opening that I just mentioned which happened around day 120. Subsequently, as these meditations began to work on a different level, a different aspect of me, I literally felt myself “walking through” a door or passage into the next part of myself that was to be cleared, or worked on. It’s been a while since I’ve experienced this walk-thru. Here it is now, the explosion- my circle back perhaps for A-prime. Could it be an accident that my son comes home with a song to practice for a school performance from Whitney Houston called “The Greatest Love of All [is happening to me],” a song I haven’t heard in how many years? “I found the greatest love of all inside of me.” I’ve run into a number of energy healers and lightworkers lately and the message to me is “take care of yourself,” “nurture yourself.” I’ve been doing that, yes. Partially. But take it to a whole new level, and I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface.
I feel more vulnerable and at the same time more in my power. I have never felt more at a pivotal moment in my life than I am right now.
My request to the Universe is to keep sending angels my way that will support my growth and love me in a kinder, more gentler way.