KRIYA – YOGA FOR CHILDREN

(Physical Wisdom, pp. 20-21)

  1. Sit in Rock Pose with your hands in Venus Lock behind your back.  Open your mouth and stick your tongue out as far as you can.  Inhale in the up position and, as you exhale, bring your forehead to the ground, keeping your mouth open and your tongue out.  This exercise corrects imbalances in the reproductive.
  1. Sit in Celibate Pose with your hands in Venus Lock on the top of your head.  Inhale and twist left.  Exhale and twist right.  This exercise balances the glandular system.  Pain in celibate pose indicates that the glandular system may be out of balance.
  1. Sit in Easy Pose, back to back with a partner.  Cross your hands over your heart (right on top of left) and press them tightly against your chest.  Bend forward and touch your forehead to the ground and come sitting up straight and hit your back and spine against your partner’s spine.  Continue at a steady pace and be careful not to hit heads with your partner.  This exercise adjusts that spine.
  1. Sit in Easy Pose, facing your partner.  Put your hands around each other’s neck you’re your arms straight and begin grinding your spine in a circular motion together r with your partner.  This exercise corrects menstrual problems and balances the sex glands.  It also helps to prevent breast cancer.
  1. Frog pose, inhaling up and exhaling down, 52 times.  This exercise stretches the Life Nerve and transmutes sexual energy.
  1. Lie on your stomach with your chin on the ground.  Make fists of your hands and beat them against your buttocks.  Do this as hard and fast as you can.  This exercise is very relaxing.
  1. Stay on your stomach, turn your cheek to the side and fall asleep.  Pretend you are sleeping and snore.  Whoever does this will not snore at night.
  1. Bundle Roll.  Bring your arms to your sides and lock them there.  Do not bend your arms or legs.  Become like a log and roll, first in one direction and then another.

Repeat 7 or 8 times in each direction.  This exercise will break down anything in your body that shouldn’t be growing and readjust the magnetic field.

COMMENTS:  There are no set times for these exercises.  Do them as long as the children have attention span to participate in them.  (Adults doing this set can do each exercise for 3-5 minutes.)  When teaching yoga to children, invoke their imaginations.  Create a story or ask them to pretend to be animals—whatever it takes to create an imaginary environment in which the children can participate with enthusiasm and abandonment.

It is easier to prevent ill health than it is to correct an unhealthy condition once it has established itself.  This set strengthens and balances children’s bodies to prepare them to face adolescence and adulthood.”