Week #7 – April 26-May 2, 2020 Kriya for Pituitary Gland and Prana/Apana Balance
WEEK 7 – Kriya for Pituitary Gland and Prana/Apana Balance – The pituitary gland is an endocrine gland, about the size of pea. It is a protrusion off the bottom of the hypothalamus at the base of the brain. Hormones secreted from the pituitary gland help to control growth, blood pressure, energy, all functions of the sex organs, thyroid glands and metabolism.
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.
A powerful chant bringing prosperity and power. We roll the “r” once like a Spanish “r.” These chants are ancient vibrational languages from Sanskrit or Gurmukhi. It is important to move your tongue and lips and make the sounds!
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.
Kriya for Pituitary Gland and Prana/Apana Balance
I combined two kriyas here, the kriya working the Pituitary gland and a pranayama kriya for Prana and Apana Pranayama. This sequence the body, while lunging, standing, downward facing dog and some core work. It really is a full body work out and then hearing the Gobinda Hari mantra/chant by Snatam Kaur makes for a lovely practice. Your heart will be full at the end of this kriya. This chant goes directly to the heart! Sat Nam.