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KEEPING THE BODY BEAUTIFUL

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KEEPING THE BODY BEAUTIFUL
Exercise 1. Sit in easy pose with spine erect. Begin breathing long and deep through both nostrils. Focus on the life-giving flow of breath for 3 minutes. Then inhale, hold the breath a few seconds, and relax the breath.
Exercise 2. Come into frog pose (2a). The balls of the feet are on the ground, touching each other. The hands are on the ground between the knees, the spine is straight,1 and the knees are spread wide apart.
Press the chin in and down without
extending the neck far forward.
Put the chin firmly into the cavity
at the top of the breastbone where
the collar bones meet.

Inhale deeply as you rise up.
Raise the buttocks high by straight­
ening the legs (2b). Stay up on the
toes with the hands still on the
ground and the head on the torso
down. Exhale completely as you come
down to the original squatting posi­
tion (2a).
2a
Repeat Exercise 2 ten times and on the tenth, stay down and take three deep breaths. On the third breath exhale completely and hold the breath out as you apply the mula­ bandha. Feel energy rise along the spine. Hold the breath out 10-20 seconds, but do not strain.
Now repeat Exercise 2 twenty-six times, and on the last time, stay down and take three deep breaths. On the third, hold the breath out and again apply mulabandha.

43Exercise 3. Stretch the legs out straight on the ground. Relax forward as you bend to hold the toes (3). Hold the position for 3 minutes.
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COMMENTS:
The body is a temple of human expression and evolvement. We are often told by the media and friends that it wears out, has many illnesses, and is extremely fragile. But that is not true. The body is sensitive and self-repairing. As Yogi Bhajan puts it,
“This beautiful body cannot be eaten by anything except your own ego. God doesn’t kill you. There is no death except your own ego, and your own negativity. That reduces the voltage of your life force so your circumvent field becomes weak and death creeps into your body. This body is beautiful. It was made by a very special imagination of the Creator.”
Our own habits of
posse~sion,
constriction, anger, tension, and attachment set up energy patterns within the body that disrupt the normal flow of vital energy. This opens the door to disease, both physical and mental. After all, we are creators also, and have some ability to create the environments we want to live in. We create our bodies with each thought and activity, as well as with each meal. So we need to clean the body and readjust the flow of energy periodically since we are all products of our habits and since few of us are without ego.
This kriya, which is a slight variation of the standard Frog Pose, is very powerful. You must keep the chin locked in. It readjusts the sex energy and the balance of prana and apana. It is good for digestion and brings circulation to the head. If done with powerful breaths it will make you sweat quickly.
People search for the experience of God, the experience of freedom, energy, and consciousness. If we would only purify ourselves, then God would be known to us and corne to live in us. That infinite energy is the giver in every situation. We recog­ nize it by cleaning, caring, and utilizing what we have already been given.

 

 

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