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Instructions for Kriya:

  1. PADMASANA
    Place the right foot on the left thigh and similarly the left one on the right.
    Cross the hands behind the back and firmly catch hold of the great toes of the feet so crossed.
    Place the chin on the chest and fix the gaze on the tip of the nose.

  2. SHEETALI PRANAYAMA
    Continue to sit in Padmasana.
    Close the eyes and relax the whole body.
    Extend the tongue outside the mouth and roll the sides of the tongue up so that it forms a tube.
    Inhale slowly through the tongue.
    At the end of inhalation, roll the tongue in, close the mouth and exhale slowly through the nose.
    Do this 21 times.2.

  3. BHASTRIKA
    Continue to Sit in Padmasana
    Inhale slowly through the nostrils and fill the abdomen completely.
    Exhale quickly and forcefully through the nose by contracting the abdominal muscles towards the spine.
    Do this 21 times.

Kriya given by Nithyananda in his Daily Morning Discourse, on 31st October, 2011 at the Bidadi Ashram, India

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