Kundalini Yoga – Awaken Intuitive Heart/Mind
Working together Aquarius and Leo teach us to awaken our intuitive heart/mind. The meditative pranayama Kundalini Yoga kriya given to us by Yogi Bhajan offers us a powerful tool for awakening our heart/mind.* This is a great kriya to practice while the Sun is in Aquarius (January 20 through February 18) and while Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius (January 21 through February 11, 2015).
This kriya is in Your Life Is in Your Chakras. pp 293-4.
Sixth Chakra: Your Intuitive Heart/Mind
During these exercises and in the spaces between, train yourself to listen deeply, feel deeply, and be aware without thinking. These are the basic faculties that must be awakened to activate your inner-guidance system and to be able to use it. The breath works on strengthening the nervous system and calming the mind, which makes it possible to listen, feel, and be conscious. It is a great pleasure to activate your capacity to use these faculties and to become more connected to your inner self. You will enjoy a profound happiness that awakens within. You will know because a smile will appear on your face for no identifiable reason.
In Easy Pose, place left hand over the heart chakra, right hand facing forward with thumb over last three fingers, forefinger pointed up. Right arm is to the side and very slightly back so you can feel an activation at the heart chakra and in the spine at the level of the heart. Pull up on the diaphragm and back of the neck to keep the spine activated and straight, with no weight on the buttocks. Inhale slowly and deeply through the nose, suspend the breath, then exhale slowly with a whistle through the mouth. With each breath, reach deeper into your heart and inner space. Connect with the silence, the stillness, and the purity of your soul. Find the quality that is the essence of your soul and merge with and enjoy that quality. 5-7 minutes.
Place left hand in the same position as the right hand in exercise #1. Right hand is slightly above the crown chakra or lightly touching. Feel the sensation at the crown to determine the right position. You may feel a pulse and the hand will create an activation. Maintain the upward pull on the spine. Continue with the same breath for 4 minutes.
Bring your hands above your head, palms touching, thumbs interlaced, and fingers pointing up. Stretch your spine from your armpits. Continue with the same breath and feel the activation in the spine.
Place left hand on the chest at the level of the heart, right hand on top. Feel deeply into your heart space that expands to include head, heart, and body. Feel the wave of your breath in your chest connect your whole being in oneness. 3-4 minutes or more.
Place your hands (right on top of left) on your navel. Chant HAR as you press the navel gently with your hands. 3 minutes. Feel the HAR connect heart and navel.
Interlace your arms in front of your chest, hands grab on to the opposite arm above the elbow. Hold arms shoulder level, parallel to the ground. Inhale deeply, suspend the breath for 10 seconds or more, squeeze the muscles of the whole body and pressurize the spine with the locks. Exhale powerfully. Inhale again and repeat 2 more times.
Simply be available to receive messages from your inner-guidance system. Mind, navel, and heart have merged into a coherent inner-guidance system. Listen and feel deeply with consciousness. Absolutely resist thinking!
Relax on your back. Enjoy feeling whole and trusting yourself.