Closing the Armpits

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Closing the Armpits: with half-crossed legs (and knees) wide apart, extend and bend (the arms) and beat.

Starting Position

0. Sit with the soles of your feet together, your knees wide apart and your hands on your knees.'15

Exercise

1. Inhaling slowly and directly, make the vajra fists and starting from your knees, forcefully rub along your thighs and sides up to your chest.

2. Holding the air, extend your arms energetically out to the sides and bend them back hitting vour fists on your shoulders. Again extend your .irms out to the sides, and bend them back hitting your fists on vour shoulders twice more, for a total of three times. At this /

pomt. hit vour elbows against your sides and then throw your fists straight forward, repeating this phase three times.

3. The third time, together with the last movement exhale the stale air with an aspirated HA. Repeat the whole exercise three times.

F or the pause do the following movements three times:

4. Inhaling forcefully, raise your arms with your legs wide apart.

5. Exhaling forcefully, bring your fingers to your toes and your forehead to the floor.

Benefits

The Overcoming of Obstacles says:

Closing the Armpits eliminates ailments oj the scapulae, shoulders, nerves, ligaments and joints, lungs, heart and ribs.116

As stated, this yantra helps to overcome ailments of the scapulae and shoulders and related nerves, ligaments and joints, and furthermore helps with problems of the lungs, heart and rib cage.

Unmani Mudra

88 Yantra Yoga The Tibetan Yc%a of Movement _____________

5. Stretching

Stretching: in tsogkyil with the soles of the feet (together-), stretch.

Starting Position

0. Sit with the soles of your feet together, your knees wide apart and your hands on your knees.

Exercise

1. Inhaling slowly and directly, raise your arms and open your chest.

2. Holding the air. lower your arms to chest height and extend them straight downward until the hands touch the ground, then stretch keeping the spine straight, bringing the arms and forehead to the ground.

3. At the end, exhale the stale air through the mouth with an aspirated HA. Repeat three times in all.

For the pause do the following movements three times:

4. inhaling forcefully, raise your arms with your legs wide apart.

5. Exhaling forcefully, bring your fingers to your toes and your forehead to the floor.

Benefits

The Overcoming of Obstacles says:

Stretching heals ailments of the spine, of the spinal cord and of the six hollow organs, and eliminates problems of the fire-accompanying, downward-clearing and upward-moving prdnas.117

As stated, this yantra helps to overcome ailments of the spine, the spinal cord and the six hollow organs; in particular, it eliminates all problems caused by impaired or disordered functioning of the fire-accompanying, downward-clearing and upward-moving prdnas.

Yantra Yoga Consisting Postures

90 Yantra Yoga The Tibetan K>j*i oj Movement_

In all (the exercises) the breathing method consists in holding open for four counts iind fbrafutlv exhaling (the air) quickly with the sound

In .ill of those Fsadul vantras, according to the breathing method explained in the prtuuiydmiu one should maintain the open hold for at least tour counts, half the time devoted to the entire yuntras when it is completed in eight counts.116 At the end of each yantra forcefidly exhale all the stale air through the mouth emitting the aspirated sound HA.

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