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@Jordan94

I have a problem with allergies that leads to very blocked nose. I like to clean out the mucus with a neti pot before kriya (saline, roughly isotonic solution poured through one nostril and coming out the other!)

You can get ayurvedic-style ceramic neti pots, and you can get plastic ones.

Also, I find that exercising beforehand helps me get the mucus out. But it's quite impractical/tiring to vigorously exercise for a few minutes before kriya. So I use a mix of exercise and neti pots and good luck.

P.S. Not 'neti neti' pots! Neti neti meditation is also pretty good though..... ;)

 

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@Leo Gura Have you tried using a neti pot instead of decongestant? It's very pleasant when you get it at just the right temperature. Leads to lovely nasal openness.

It's very effective and has a nicer vibe than the 'chemicals', if you're a spaced out stage green hippy like me. Despite the fact that the natural salt is also a chemical.

Just like me, if you harness the energetic vibes of these pink Himalayan salt crystals in your nose tubes, with none of the required cultural and ayurvedic understanding of what's really going on, YOU TOO can placebo yourself into the divine consciousness!

Just search on amazon "neti pot", most things will do.

Edited by oysterman
Neti pots are wonderful. Even my stage orange doctor recommended me one.

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@now is forever Ok thanks, I followed @nistake adviced and just checked at some drugstore and actually found something that seems to be that, it says it's an "isotonic filtered sea water solution, 100% natural", bingo ?

Although it's a spray, and I tried it a few times and I barely see any difference, I don't know if I use it properly though, I spray it standing so it mostly just falls down, althought it seems like it's supposed to be like that, they say to spray for a few seconds and let the excess run out, then blow nose

 

@oysterman Ok thanks, seems quite different than what I have know since my solution just get sprays in one nostril and some part falls out and some part remain in the nostril i guess

I actually had the same thought about the 'neti ... neti neti ?' pots xD

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@Jordan94 well if you don’t listen to the said, of course it won’t work it’s like putting your toes into the sea when the advice was: go swimming.

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@Jordan94 Neti is cool cos you pour water through your nose for about 30-60 seconds continuously - gets all the muck out if you do have lots of mucus / allergens in your nose.

@herghly seems interesting, let us know how it goes! My only concern would be not knowing its energetic effect on you and your spine-awareness. What if it messes something up slightly? I don't think kriya was designed with such plant usage in mind.

ALSO guys, does anyone try to do kriya 3 times a day? I've been TRYING for 7 months, but it's such a tough regime for me. I love it when I do manage 3 times a day, it feels absolutely amazing. But it's so much effort, three times a day, to try and totally fuck up my reality for at least 30 mins. Especially if I wake up late, or am otherwise pressed for time.

Any tips on maintaining a solid practise? I guess this comes down to good old-fashioned habit building and stuff.

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11 hours ago, herghly said:

how about using Rapé to open the nostrils for kriya?

 

https://psychedelictimes.com/sacred-tobacco/

I do not recommend it, if anything then jala neti.

The reasons are that you would need 30mins to settle down and also once you do khechari you do not what to feel remnants of rape in your nasal cavity.

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Hi guys,

I've been doing Kriya for 5 months now. I do the techniques described in the book that is in Leo's book list. 

At the end of my practice i always do the concentration on Bhrumadhya, but yesterday I had a very strange mystical(?) experience while doing it. While i was concentrating, i tilted my head forward just a little and that somehow made me get a really good angle towards Bhrumadhya. Then my state of counsciousness shifted. It felt similar to what i feel when i do the wake induced lucid dreaming technique. Then my heart started pounding faster and this strange feeling in my chest emerged that got stronger and stronger every second. After about 30s the feeling in the chest went away, but i was still all dizzy and shaking for a while. It was really intense. 

I was just wondering if you guys ever had an experience similar to mine and could explain it in greater detail. Also, is it the case for you guys that the sudden mystic experiences happen to you in the concentration period of the practice?

 

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@Moondog Don't look for explanations of such things. Just keep doing your practice and enjoy it.

There's nothing to explain. "Stuff" will arise and pass away. Various mystical states will happen many times in various ways. Spiritual phenomena will come and go. Be careful not to project too much meaning into it. Take it at face value as phenomena.


"Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself." -- Rumi

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Can you really master kriya yoga with out a master telling you what your doing right or wrong?

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@Moondog I experienced shaking during my kundalini awakening. Did you feel energy going up your spine? Also, I recommend switching to Santa Gamanas kriya if you are doing JC Stevens kriya. It's 5 times more powerful to me.

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On 2/1/2019 at 11:11 AM, archi said:

you do not want to feel remnants of rape in your nasal cavity.

I agree. Sounds horrific.

On a more serious note, rapé can help with blockages. Can be a good companion with kriya to get the kundalini moving.

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5 hours ago, martins name said:

@joeyi99 santata gamanas kriya is so simple that you don't need a master. Yet it's super powerful.

Bought that book yesterday. Exicted!


Nothing can make you happy until Nothing can make you happy.

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@nistake You should be :) The first time i tried his kriya it felt like I was going insane. That's how frikin powerful it is. 

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So Im at it daily for 7 months. The Sanatata basic routine as in the first book once per day.

Ive become more flexible which is nice but not much else has happened. 

Ive also asked Santata Gamana to clarify what he means by "pulling up the energy" per mail, this was his reply if it helps anyone

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Move your attention/awareness from one point within your spinal cord into another. Visualize your spinal cord ( https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ea/7b/5b/ea7b5ba662532d64faec032ca0e5c0b3.jpg ) and move your attention with as if it were excepting some kind of “pressure” from one “point” (Chakra) to another (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2f/f7/a3/2ff7a352768a342f4e557c589b5b2572.jpg).

 

Pulling up the energy, if you still can’t feel it, is all about moving your attention from one point to another. With time, you will eventually start feeling some vibration there, some tingling, as if it were some kind of “life energy."

 

 

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Hey guys, a Kriya update. I've been practicing Kriya for quite a while now, and had great results. I ditched all psychedelics a few months ago.

I do good with both normal spinal breathing as well as SantataGamana's Kriya. Lately, I've been doing SG's Supreme Kriya Pranayama  (which is to the Crown Chakra) because it's having really powerful effects on my kundalini, especially because I combine it with Kriya Supreme Fire and Shambhavi Mudra.

I do spinal breathing while doing Maha Mudra and Yoni Mudra (also to the Crown Chakra). @MM1988 I move the energy (with my attention) from the root chakra to the top of the head. 
I also do full Kechari Mudra.

In the end of the routine, I no longer do concentration on Bhrumadhya but I do Self-Inquiry or Parvastha, which is much stronger for me.

I've had some mystical experiences, but as Leo says, I don't take them seriously. I let them come and go. This makes me go more into my core of pure awareness.

I will keep doing Kriya Yoga with Self-Inquiry (Parvastha) as my main practice. That works best for me. Who here has practiced for more than 1 year and hows it going?

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@BuddhaTree how long did it take you to do full khechari, and have you tasted the supposed swet divine nectar from the pinneal gland?

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This really is a powerful tool. The last 5 minutes of concentration feels like the start of a magic mushroom trip with lots of patterns and distracts my mind from thought.

 

I also noticed when doing Kriya Pranyama and concentrating the energy on Medulla that "I" am not behind my eyes where I always thought I was. Has anyone else had these type of experiences? 

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@BuddhaTree Great update!

how many SG's Supreme Kriya Pranayama do you do and where did you learn Shambhavi Mudra? I don't remember seeing Shambhavi Mudra in any of the books

 

I've been practicing Kriya now for 10 months. A few months ago I stopped doing concentration at the end and replaced it with  Parvastha. This change has been massive, guys do not underestimate the post kriya witnessing. That's where all the gains are at

 

 

 

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My experience on doing Kriya for the past 3 weeks:

- Breathing improved.

- Focus improved.

- Felt more conscious overall.Improved being in the moment.

- Felt inner peace.

- A lot less craving for low vibration activity. (porn, junkfood, being in a bad mood, reacting to drama, etc.)

Once I found the right posture how to sit with a straight spine while also being relaxed, my practice immediately improved. Kriya feels like working out the spine muscles. You just become so aware of the spine. Once the spine connects to your head - damn, you feel like a consciousness rod.

Tip:

If you are working out in a gym or doing hatha yoga, practice mindfull workouts, be conscious of the muscles you are working on. It will help for Kriya.

Conclusion:

Kriya is very powerful

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