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.
We chant this solo voice. Concentrate on pulling the navel in and up, which is Uddiyana bandha, our core bandha, in Sanskrit, Uddiyana translates as to “lift and fly up.” On each (Uh) lightly pull up your core.
Ek Ong Kaar (Uh) — One Creator/Creation Saa Taa Naa Maa (Uh) — True Identity Siree Whaa (Uh) Hay Gu-rroo — Great Indescribable Wisdom
We then chanted to White Sun’s “Ek Ong Kar Lullaby” a gentle version of the same mantra.
SONGS & MUSIC in this Kriya include:
There is no music in this kriya other than our closing song. If you prefer to practice without music, you will appreciate this recording.
Kapalabhati Pranayama – A forced exhale through the nose, followed by an automatic inhale through the nose. The Inhale and Exhale are of equal force. This forced exhale may feel like you are blowing your nose, it is a good idea to have a tissue nearby, especially during a morning practice.
Note: There are some classes when we may also practice Breath of Fire through an open mouth, inhaling and exhaling through the nose. Keep the head steady and cheeks as well as you practice this “Cannon Breath.” When we do, I will make sure to explain what we are doing as we do it.
Five strong inhale breaths and Five strong exhale breaths ALL takes place through the nose. You can imagine that your nose is a straw and take the five breaths until your lungs are full all the way to your clavicles, your collar bones.
Kriya for Awakening to Your Ten Bodies
This kriya/sequence is a powerful one. It begins with the core right out of the box and any kriya sequencing “ego eradicator” and “frog pose” is always challenging! You will stretch thoroughly in this kriya and pull your kundalini energy up from your first chakra and the mula bandha energy lock all the way to the crown/7th chakra. This sequence as so many Kundalini Yoga kriyas really works on all three sections of your spine: lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. Your entire spine will stretch and your Chi (Qi or Ki) will be flowing!