Hello Again Dearest Ones!
This month, I’m sharing with you some breath work. In the practice of Kundalini yoga it is something that is incorporated and very beneficial. It has the power to change how you feel instantly!
You may be aware of ‘Prana’, this is the life force that exists in anything that is alive. Out of Prana came life. We bring it into our bodies through the breath. And when the body leaves at death there is no prana left.
Prana then flows through the nadis (energy pathways) throughout the body, creating aliveness and vitality, with health generating properties. So, we can boost the immunity with the following exercise.
A little reminder, when we practice Kundalini Yoga we begin by tuning in with the Adi Mantra, you can find out how the correct pronunciation sounds here
so, give it ago and enjoy!
Pranayam to Boost Your Immune System
Sit in Easy Pose (or crossed legs) with your chin in and your chest out. Stick your tongue all the way out and keep it out as you rapidly breathe in and out through your mouth. This is called Dog Breath. Continue this panting diaphragmatic breath for 3-5 minutes.
To finish, inhale, and hold your breath for 15 seconds and press the tongue against the upper palate. Exhale. Repeat this sequence two more times.
This exercise brings energy to your immune system to fight infection. It is a very healing exercise. When you feel a tingling in your toes, thighs, and lower back it is an indication that you are doing this exercise correctly.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, January 31, 1996
This kriya is published in Praana Praanee Praanayam published by the Kundalini Research Institute. This manual is an in-depth collection of classic and never before published breath techniques given by Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, to exalt the human spirit. You are sure to appreciate the many beautiful illustrations of rishis and yoginis that accompany this 214 page book.
Have a wonderful month, keep well. I’m heading to Portugal for a week of absolute silence.
With Love and Blessings