Daily Practice Program

In this lesson we have introduced the manipura chakra together with practices for locating its trigger point in the spine, and for locating the manipura kshetram. We advise you to practise it regularly in order to develop sensitivity. Don't neglect techniques concerned with the mooladhara and swadhisthana chakras that we have discussed in the previous two lessons.

You should now proceed to ajapa stage 2, having learnt stage 1. Feel the breath and mantra piercing the manipura kshetram on the lower extremity of movement.

Slowly master the first three stages of sirshasana if you are able. Don't try to proceed beyond these three stages - mastery of this asana has to be slowly developed. If you have some ailment that is contraindicated for sirshasana, please don't attempt the asana without prior expert guidance.

Continue to practise pranayama in the manner described, according to your ability1. We don't want you to harm yourself - it is for this reason that we are giving you a long period to master this practice. Actually, the practices of pranayama don't need much describing: they require prolonged practice. It is only in this way that one will reap the benefits.

The Chakra Checklist

The Chakra Checklist

The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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