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@herghly  Basically I'm wondering if I need to do ujjayi breathing while bringing the energy up to the head during maha mudra.

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Is anybody able to hold baby khechari for more than 2-3 minutes? it hurts like hell in the tongue muscles

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@MM1988 For me I have no problems in tongue muscle with baby kechari (after a few weeks/months of stretching exercices), but my throat (upper throat maybe, the part that relies mouth and troat basically) gets super dry and there's a quite intense unpleasant/disturbing sensation comming from that after a min or a few minutes

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@pointessa can do you a full maha mudra with the leg stretched and reaching the big toe completely?

Do you know any exercises to get there faster? Right now I cant even touch my toes when im standing and feet are stretched.

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Kriya has been giving me lots of synchronities the past 2 days. 

I think it has to do with the different brain waves that meditation has put me in. 


"The place you are looking for is the place from which you are looking." - Mooji 

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18 hours ago, MM1988 said:

@pointessa can do you a full maha mudra with the leg stretched and reaching the big toe completely?

Do you know any exercises to get there faster? Right now I cant even touch my toes when im standing and feet are stretched.

I am able to touch my toes but  I do have intermittent back pain so I devised a way that always allows me to do it, even with back pain. I have a chair that I sit in and a foot stool that is a little bit lower than the chair. This allows for the legs to be a bit lower and eases the stretch. It actually strengthens the Maha Mudra because I am able to perform it meticulously, so I know it is effective. This makes it so much easier to do the bend and touch the toes. I think this would work really well for those that lack flexibility and those that may be a bit on the heavier or heftier side. If you don't have a foot stool or ottoman, you can just find something to rest your foot/feet on that is a bit lower than the chair you are using. I strongly suggest anyone having difficulty with the bending try it this way. Maha Mudra is so important that we want to do it to get the best effect.. give it a try. Let me know if you have any further questions. By the way you will slowly increase your flexibility with this modification.

You could also do Gentle Yoga to increase flexibility. You tube has a couple of good videos that will help. Check out Increasing flexibility with Yoga with Adrianne and Gently Yoga with Shelly Nicole. Try her first video. I do think my modification will help you in the meantime. Also spend some extra time just doing the same thing( working to touch your toes in the  same way) when you are not doing Maha Mudra.

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I see so many people try kriya yoga and claim it's so powerful and useful.

I know about chakras (actually they led me to start meditating) but it's been a long time that I avoid spiritual concepts like chakras and astral realms. Because I think them as just ideas and can't take them seriously.

And also I don't like chanting mantras.

I do all this because it makes me feel like getting into another ideology.I  mean my current ideologies are hard enough to deal with :P

Is there any reason to start kriya yoga instead of or with contemplation and inquiry?

What is it that it's very powerful?

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37 minutes ago, Pouya said:

I see so many people try kriya yoga and claim it's so powerful and useful.

I know about chakras (actually they led me to start meditating) but it's been a long time that I avoid spiritual concepts like chakras and astral realms. Because I think them as just ideas and can't take them seriously.

And also I don't like chanting mantras.

I do all this because it makes me feel like getting into another ideology.I  mean my current ideologies are hard enough to deal with :P

Is there any reason to start kriya yoga instead of or with contemplation and inquiry?

What is it that it's very powerful?

One of the wonderful things about Kriya is that it does not come with a specific  ideology. Don't get me wrong, if you want to get the best benefits from it one must be willing to be transformed and live in a cooperative state with your surroundings.  What is it that is so powerful about it? I don't honestly know, but what I do know is that it is powerful and transforming. The concept of the practice is channeling prana towards the upper chakras. Never underestimate the wisdom of the ages.

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little background about me - I meditate 4 years (doing nothing, sitting and trying not think, sometimes focusing on the breathing but not always), 20 minutes everyday - didn't have any mistical experience so far - reality is the same as always was
if anything changes then me internal - extranal is the same as before,
im very blasé to the world - hardly ever I feel something, if it doesn't come from me(ego), sometimes I wonder is that an apathy
anyway I am able to quiet my mind and be aware of falling in thinking loops, and cut that off - but that's pretty much it,

due to those poor result I would like to add yoga techniqe & pranayama
which would be the most potent for me ? I would like to spent 5-30 minutes on it each day - maybe extent to an hour during the weekend,
i'm usually very tried, and sleepy (I sleep a lot) overall low energy person (maybe yoga can help raise my vitality, meditation didn't, rather otherwise)
I'd like to be it simple and straightforward (i'm not interested in theory and intellectualize about it) just doing the technique

I've tried Kriya Bow once, Do I really need to chanting OM in my mind and thing about chakras? that seems cheesy af...
and I've also tried extanding my breath but I can barly hold it for a minute, there is wrote in the book that it should be 2,
I'm not sure about continous this
to be honest I had unpleasant feelings after that , like the pressures in some part of my brain raised up,
is it possible to get brain stroke from it? I hope not
maybe I should do something different for the beginning?

I alos tried holotropic/shamaning breathing last weekend for 20 minutes, cuz Leo scared me out with side effects, but nothing happned as usuall, beside tingling sensation in hands and feet (also never had side effects of meditation, like Leo clamis). I want to extand that to every weekend by adding 10 minutes
can I swallow and mouister the toung and throut while doing it from time to time - it's very difficult not to
I hope that does not interfere with meditation or yoga?

Hope Leo to answer
@Leo Gura

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On 2/13/2019 at 1:04 PM, MM1988 said:

@pointessa can do you a full maha mudra with the leg stretched and reaching the big toe completely?

Do you know any exercises to get there faster? Right now I cant even touch my toes when im standing and feet are stretched.

just start going down the legs until you can get to toes. It took my about two months of doing it daily to go from unable to touch toes to almost able to get my elbows to the toes, forearm past them.

 

10 hours ago, Peanut said:

Wich book are you guys using?? <3

kriya secrets revealed mixed with gamana's kundali exposed and secret power of kriya yoga.

@Pouya  absolutely nothing wrong with mantras, it's just concentration meditation, speaking of concentration,

the buddha talked about two types of meditation, concentration and insight. It's best to be good at both, although you could get completely enlightened without ever concentrating. Kriya is a more concentration type practice, it helps quiet the mind and get you focused. My self inquiry practice would be shit without kriya compared to what it is with kriya.

@OmniYoga kriya bow is meant to build you up to two minutes, it'll take time to get there. I'm doing it right now and am a little under 1 minute. yes do the chakras and chanting, that's the exercise. If you don't like chakras then think of them as parts of your body, and think of chanting om as just a form of concentration. Also I reach for water like every 10 minutes during shamanic breathing, works fine for me. get some daily pranayama's going

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On 2/12/2019 at 7:28 PM, herghly said:

What exactly do you mean by throat restrictions?

This is simply Ujjayi breathing. It's easy and it becomes automatic when doing any part of Kriya. There are plenty of videos on how to do it, here's a good one. And here's Manoj demonstrating it; his material is Kriya oriented.

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On 2/13/2019 at 2:04 PM, MM1988 said:

@pointessa can do you a full maha mudra with the leg stretched and reaching the big toe completely?

Do you know any exercises to get there faster? Right now I cant even touch my toes when im standing and feet are stretched.

Some Kriya instructions are to hold the hands on the ankle if you can't reach the foot. Other instructions are to bend the knee and grasp the toes. In my opinion bending the knee is much better. Mahamudra is about the spine, not the leg. You can get an excellent spine stretch with the knee bent.

J.C. Stevens wrote, "If you cannot reach the toes, simply allow the leg to bend at the knee, just enough so that you can reach the toes." (Lesson 9). Amen to that.

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@Cocolove "get some daily pranayama's going"
where I can find some high quality tutorial
a lot confusion around it

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On 2/13/2019 at 6:30 AM, onacloudynight said:

@herghly  Basically I'm wondering if I need to do ujjayi breathing while bringing the energy up to the head during maha mudra.

Preferably yes.

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On 2/15/2019 at 1:45 AM, kerk said:

Some Kriya instructions are to hold the hands on the ankle if you can't reach the foot. Other instructions are to bend the knee and grasp the toes. In my opinion bending the knee is much better. Mahamudra is about the spine, not the leg. You can get an excellent spine stretch with the knee bent.

J.C. Stevens wrote, "If you cannot reach the toes, simply allow the leg to bend at the knee, just enough so that you can reach the toes." (Lesson 9). Amen to that.

Important are bandhas rather than flexibility, flexibility comes with practice so bend it, no problem.

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So I go J.C. Stevens book and I'm a little confused. How many lessons am I suppose to do at a time during the week? What's recommended? Should I just read one a day for the preparation exercises then once I reach the first Kriya start integrating new lessons at my own pace?

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