Meditation – Navi Kriya Technique


This week I’d like to share another simple technique to enhance your Hong Sau practice.

First, however, I’d like to share a technique to relax the body muscles in preparation for meditation.

Sit in a chair or on the floor in preparation for your meditation practice. Inhale sharply through the nose with a short, then a long breath, tensing the entire body. Hold the breath and the tension for 3-5 seconds, vibrating with energy, and then exhale sharply, through the mouth, with a short and long breath, relaxing the body completely. Repeat 2-3 times.

Remember: proper posture and relaxation are important to receive the full benefits of any meditation practice.

Now for Navi (naw-vee) Kriya (kree-uh)*:

  1. Close your eyes and lower the chin slowly to the chest. Keep the eyes focused at the point between the eyebrows, the Spiritual Eye, throughout the practice.
  2. Mentally chant Aum one hundred times, mentally focusing on your navel while continuing to keep the eyes focused at the spiritual eye.
  3. Next, very slowly draw the chin upward until the head is tilted backward. Be sure there is no strain on the neck.
  4. Continuing to focus at the spiritual eye, chant Aum 25 times more.
  5. Finally, return the head to a relaxed upright position, chin parallel to the floor, and continue your meditation.

Focusing on the navel generates tremendous power of self-control. Using the technique at the beginning of a meditation practice can be very helpful in enhancing your powers of concentration.

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*This is not Kriya Yoga proper, which should be received only after study of preparatory techniques and then initiation from a qualified Kriya Yoga instructor.

2-22-2015 Lisa (1)
Photo by the Big Dog, All Rights Reserved

 

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