Position of hands

At first you may find it difficult to maintain the final body pose for the full duration of the kriya practice. Your hands will probably start to ache. With practice this problem will not arise; until this point, however, you should adjust yourself and your hands whenever it is necessary.

The usual method of supporting the body in the inverted pose is to rest the hips between the thumb and fingers of each hand. After a short while the hands begin to ache. A better method of supporting the body is to let the top of the hips rest on the palms of the hands. That is, the hands act as a cup for the hips, with the hips resting on the base of the palms, near the wrist. This position is clearly shown in the accompanying picture. This hand position will help you to stay in the final pose for the full period of the kriya without experiencing excessive pain and discomfort.

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