KRIYA — FOR REGENERATION
(Relax and Renew — With the Kundalini Yoga and Meditations of Yogi Bhajan,by Gururattan Kaur Khalsa, pp. 36-37).
Balances the sinuses and affects the pituitary gland.
For the sinuses and pineal gland.
Takes away old age, wrinkles, and all mental, physical and spiritual deteriorations. It is the best thing for the spine.
Still in Shoulder Stand. Inhale and lift the legs. Exhale, making the sound “hum” as they come down and kick the buttocks. Repeat. (The word “hum” is not spoken in the normal way and is made with the back of the nostrils and is very nasal.)
To stop aging and grey hair.
This is a good exercise for the liver and waistline.
Comments: As originally given this set (kriya) is to be done three times for the full 7 minutes each exercise. To begin, cut times in half, working up to the full time. Repeat once or twice at short or long times. “Those who master this will realize many benefits!”
Celibate Pose (for beginners): Begin by sitting on the heels. Spread the feet far enough apart so that your hips will fit between them. Move slowly, bending your knees, come sitting down with your feet on either side of your hips. Try to maintain a straight spine. The flexibility should come from your hips, not the knees. This should not hurt the knees. If there is too much pressure on the knees, do not lower the buttocks all the way to the ground. Instead, use a block or pillow under the buttocks.
Rock Pose: Sit on the heels. The heels should be straight up into your sit bones in order to stimulate a meridian point in each buttock. If it is painful to sit on your heels in this way, use a cushion or blanket underneath your ankles or between your buttocks and your heels. Rock pose strengthens the pelvic muscles which helps prevent hernia and is helpful to women in childbirth.