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Week #15 – June 21-27, 2020
Balancing the Vayus

Kriya Illustrations & Detailed Instructions

WEEK 15 – Balancing the Vayus – This Kriya allows you to contemplate your Prana/Life force and the Breath and how it moves throughout your body. There are five principal Vayus also known as “winds.”
   1. Apaana which moves in the sphere of the coccyx/anus – First Chakra
   2. Samaana which moves in the navel region – Third Chakra
   3. Praana which moves in the heart and lungs – Fourth Chakra
   4. Udaana which moves in the throat – Fifth Chakra
   5. Vyanna which pervades the whole body – Eighth Chakra

Theos Casimir Bernard 1908-1947 The White Llama (look at full history on his Wikipedia page) Spent years studying the Vayus. These five Vayus work in combination and create balance. This set moves all of the Vayus of the body and brings equilibrium to the entire glandular system.

CHANTS in this Kriya include:

Adi Mantra – I bow to the Creative Wisdom. I bow to the Divine Teacher within. This mantra is used to access the divine flow and self knowledge within each of us. We chant it three times. Once for ourselves, once for the people in your class and once for the greater world.

Inhaling Sat, exhaling Nam (pronounced sut nahm) – 3 minutes. Translation: My Truth is my Identity. Inhale Sat. Exhale Nam. This is the reverse of what we usually do when we breathe. We are inhaling while saying, “Sat/Sut” while we draw the belly to the spine. As we relax we say, “Nam” on the Exhale as the belly expands and pushes out.

Closing song of all Kundalini Yoga classes worldwide.
May the long time sun
Shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on

PRANAYAMA – BREATHING in this Kriya includes:

This recording used “The Breath App” for a five minute pranayama. A six second inhale, six second hold and six second exhale.

MUSIC includes:

Jai Te Gung from Silent Moonlight Meditations by Gurunam Singh

ROCKY’S TAKEAWAY

Balancing the Vayus
I love this Kriya because it really forces me to feel and think about the Five Vayus known as “Winds” coursing through my body. I feel my breath, my Prana in more than my lungs. I can feel it moving throughout my thoracic body cavity. I can sense it when my pelvic floor is grounded to the earth. I do feel the Vayu moving in the first Chakra, in the sphere of the anus. I feel it in my core, my third chakra and it is apparent that the winds are in the heart and throat, the fourth and fifth chakras. And the last wind, Vyanna, I can sense it surrounding my subtle body, the 8th Chakra.

Students also like the Kangaroo jump and the Frogs make our thighs burn!! Make this Kriya part of all your practice. You are learning to connect with your subtle body. You are beginning to understand that breath work is more than a simple inhale and exhale. Stay with it and the magic will begin to unfold. Sat Nam.

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