KRIYA – RELIEVING YOUR ELEMENTARY STRESS
(Level 2 ‘Vitality & Stress’ Manual, pp. 21-22)
a. Slap the thighs
b. Clap the hands in front of the chest
c. Open the hands in a V
d. Clap the hands in front of the chest again
e. Slap the thighs.
Repeat the cycle. (As you repeat the cycle, you will slap the thighs twice in a row.) Create a rhythm. 3 minutes.
To end: Inhale deeply and hold the breath for 15 seconds. Close the eyes and have no thought. Exhale. Repeat holding the breath for 10 seconds. Inhale and hold for 10 seconds, inhale more and hold for another 10 seconds. Exhale.
You will be stress free in exactly three minutes. There is nothing you have to do. One, two three, four, five. One, two, three, four, five. That’s it: it’s musical. Your body will start releasing the elementary stress.
deeply and hold for 10 seconds.
Exhale and relax.
To end: Inhale deeply and hold for 10 seconds. Exhale and relax.
To end: Inhale deeply and hold for 10 seconds and press your ribcage tightly with your elbows. Exhale. Inhale deeply and hold for 10 seconds, hold and tighten the elbows against the ribcage. Exhale. Inhale deeply, hold up to 30 seconds; exhale.
To end: Inhale deeply, hold for 10 seconds, exhale. Repeat twice more and then shake your hands out.
Music: Punjabi Drums was played during class.
Relax: Let the body move with the rhythm.
To end: Inhale deeply, hold and exhale. Repeat twice more.
Get rid of arthritis ... you have to move the ribcage to create the calcium-magnesium balance … let your body change the chemistry, relax itself. Free yourself of tension. Dance it away! Give yourself a chance.
Rhythmically sit straight and hypnotically go to sleep.
If you don’t know the mantra, just copy the sounds.
Chattr chakkr vartee, chattr chakkr bhugatay
Suyumbhav subhang sarab daa sarab jugtay
Dukaalang pranaasee dayaalang saroopay
Sadaa ang sangay abhangang bibhootay
Thou art pervading in all the four directions,
The Enjoyer in all the four directions.
Thou art self-illumined and united with all.
Destroyer of bad times, embodiment of mercy.
Thou art ever within us, the everlasting giver of undestroyable power.
(Last four lines of Guru Gobind Singh’s Jaap Sahib.)
COMMENTS: You have no enemy, you have no poverty, you have no disgrace, you have nothing wrong with you. It is the elementary stress that causes a zone of horror in you and you become the victim of it…
…The idea of religion, of meditation, of higher consciousness—call it anything—is that there should be no discontentment in a person. A stabilized, mentally enlightened person is the one who enjoys the spirit, the life. If you want to say you are not corrupt, you are corrupt just in saying it.
It’s not only a corruption that you wrong somebody; it’s not only a corruption that you take away something from somebody; it is a corruption that God gave you the gift of life and you cannot even feel it. … Life is a gift. We waste it on our own inner conflicts. We complain to the whole world and whole world complains to us, but we’ve got to become our own friends.