KRIYA — BECOMING LIKE ANGELS

(Kundalini Yoga, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, pp. 84-85)

  1. Patting Air. Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine and a light Neck Lock. Stretch the right arm forward with the palm facing down. The left elbow is bent and the upper arm is close to the side of the body. The left palm is flat, facing forward with fingers straight (as though taking an oath). Move the right arm as though patting the air. Go up about 30 degrees above horizontal and back down to parallel to the floor. Keep the arm straight, move from the shoulder and pat at a speed of about 30 times per minute. Close you eyes, inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Breathe slowly, heavily and deeply. Continue for 3-6 minutes.

  2. Switch Sides. Change hands and repeat the fist exercise in this kriya for 2-3 minutes.

  1. Shoulder Roll. Relax and roll your shoulders. Continue loosening the shoulders for 1-2 minutes.

  1. Balance. Bend both elbows, keeping the upper arms close to the ribs. The wrists are bent and the palms face upward. The fingers point away from the body at a diagonal. The eyes focus on the tip of the nose in a steady, soft gaze. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth as fast and powerfully as you can. Hold your arms and shoulders in perfect balance. There will be tremendous pressure on the chest. Continue for 3-5 ½ minutes.

  1. Clap the Ground. Rhythmically hit the ground in front of you with both hands at the same time, keeping the spine fairly straight. As you hit the ground, chant “Har” (the Creative aspect of God) using only the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth as you roll the “r” sound. Use the power of the navel point as you chant and hit powerfully. Go for 3-6 ½ minutes. Then inhale and hold the breath 15 to 20 seconds while you tense all your muscles and press the hands against the ground with the entire weight of the body. Exhale explosively through the mouth. Repeat this sequence 2 more times.

  1. Stretch and Move. Take 2 minutes to recover from the powerful effects of this kriya. Do no meditate or be silent at this time. Stretch, take a walk around and talk to ground yourself.

Comments: This is a powerfully transforming kriya that gives you the health and internal energy to live from your angelic nature. Humans who practice Exercise #1 regularly have become angels in their own right. There may be some pain during Exercise #1 as it realigns patterns of the body. Allow the deep breathing to help you through that phase. Exercise #4 works on eliminating chronic illness. In Exercise #5, the motion is one that baboons instinctively know the secret of and do it often to build inner strength. (When practicing Exercise #5 with others, everyone should hit the floor with one rhythm.)