(Last Updated on : 09/03/2010)
The following exercises can be used by any body, whether additional Kundalini is flowing or not. They are primarily for purifying and sanitisation. Some help develop control of energies.
When a singular exercise releases too much energy, it is advised not to repeat it until the new energy is incorporated into the system. It is advised to have a friend lead the exercises, as it is much easier to 'get into' an exercise when a person doesn't have to read during the process. If one is available for assistance, instructions can also be put on tape. When time or attention is restricted, the following four exercises can provide much help over a short span of time.
Deep, Peaceful Breathing
It is suggested to relax the body as much as possible while keeping the back straight. Lying down is the best position. One must breathe deeply and slowly, the way the system demands. If abdominal breathing is easiest, it is advised to continue that, and if chest breathing is easier, it is also suggested to do that. One should do whatever is most peaceful, so that the concentration is not on the mechanics. (This exercise inclines to rectify many breathing problems naturally).
One must allow to let the breaths travel deep into the body, deep into each cell. If the breathing pattern begins to change, it is advised to be it that way. It is best to let the body decide what it wants. One should also check the energy of the breath going into each cell. This exercise is brilliant whether done for a few minutes or for half a hour. It is also brilliant before meditations, during the day-as a refresher, or as a relaxer before sleeping.
Learning to restrain the flow and direction of body energy will significantly reduce concentrations. The following three ways to do it-
One should be conscious of any area in the system which appears blocked and let energy exude from there to the whole body.
One should be conscious of any area that appears clogged and 'think' the energy back to the spinal column, up and out through the top of the head.
One should be conscious of any area which is tense and 'think' extra energy into the tenseness to help break through and eject it.
One must do the Deep, Peaceful Breathing for a few minutes. It is suggested to focus the attention on any area of the body inducing pain or feeling blocked. Massaging the area also helps. It is also advised to let one's attention wander towards anything it desires. Situations, feelings or thoughts will typically come to mind which pertains to the troubled area; one must simply observe them and how the body feels. However, it is suggested not to try to stop them. If tears also come, it should be allowed to flow out. Releasing clogged thoughts and feelings can be achieved in as little as five to fifteen minutes, or it may take as much as an hour. When fresh energy floods the system, there is often a sense of peacefulness.
Firstly, one must lie down and do the Deep, Peaceful Breathing for a few minutes. It is proposed to imagine oneself lying on a screen, that is bigger than the physical body. Then one must envisage or conceive the screen rising up through the body, purifying all negativity and removing blocks. When that is done, the energy of the negativity and blocks is supposed to turn back into pure energy and released into the universe for the betterment of all. However, one must first wish to scrutinise the blocks and ponder their symbolism.
This exercise is called the broccoli because the energy looks much like stalks of broccoli.) One must first desire an area of the body that feels soggy or is causing a trouble. Then, one must envision that this area is full of brocolli-coloured energy and is rather solid in appearance. Later, one can visualise the part nearest the surface of the skin as being composed of green bubbles, similar to the top of broccoli flowers; then, one can imagine the bubbles transforming to a light green, then to a gold as the energy is released out through the skin. The switching of colours resembles the maturing of the broccoli tops. A general energy release can be achieved by starting with the liver, and proceeding to the pancreas, stomach, heart, intestines or any other area one wishes.
This is meant for relaxing the 'super-highway' or 'communications channel'. One must first lie down, placing the arms above the head on the floor. Then, he or she is advised to pull the knees near to the chest. Subsequently, one needs to feel the spine touching the floor, let it relax and finally let it go. One needs to allow the tension to drop into the floor. But, one also must be conscious where the tension prevails and massage each of those areas. If possible, it is advised to have someone massage the back, and then to repeat the exercise. Finally, one needs to spend five to ten minutes in a meditative state.
One of the most substantial things to consider, in or outside Kundalini cleansing, is breathing. There are many variances of breathing exercises, depending on the function.