Yogi Bhajan recommends the following series every morning upon (or even before)
arising. This can be done while still in bed. The first moments of your day can
determine the quality of your whole day. This is a potent tool for
relating to the inside of you and beginning your day on the "right foot".
Stretch Pose: Lying on back, arms and legs kept straight. raise feet
and hands 6" off the ground and hold with Breath of Fire from 1 - 3
or as long as possible. Eyes should look at big toes, and hands point
feet (tuck your chin so as to extend the cervical vertebra but don't
your head forward). If the small of the back lifts off the floor, place
a prop (a rolled up towel works well) under the bottom of your butt.
may also use your hands. This will keep proper tilt of the pelvis. If
less than a minute, rest and repeat pose, increasing time daily. Sets
navel. Definitely lay out for a couple of minutes to
integrate the experience.
|2. Nose to Knees: Bend the knees and clasp legs with arms, raising head so that nose comes between knees and hold with Breath of Fire for 2 minutes. Eliminates intestinal gas, opens the lower lumbar region, stimulates the thyroid and combines Prana with Apana.||
|3. Spinal Rock: In same position, rock back and forth on the spine from neck to tailbone for 1 minute. Distributes pranic energy and relaxes the spine.||
|4. Ego-Eradicator: Sit in Easy Pose and raise arms to 60 degrees out to the sides, fingertips on pads of fingers, thumbs extended straight up and hold with Breath of Fire for 2 minutes. Then deeply inhale and VERY SLOWLY raise arms until thumbtips touch overhead, flatten hands and slowly arc them down, sweeping the aura with the palm, collecting any darkness, negativity or sickness, and press and release it into the earth, to clean and ener-gize the aura. Feel light around you and meditate on that light.||