The Swinging Lotus

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The Swinging Lotus: place your fists on the ground and raise your crossed bos- hold closed and contract for one and a half cycles swinging seven times; (then) perform a Bep as before.

Starting Position

0. Sit with your legs extended forward and your hands on your knees.

Initial Phase

1. Inhaling in four counts, extend your arms over your head and cross your legs in the vajra posture.

2. Exhaling in four counts, extend your arms straight back behind you and lower your forehead to the ground in front of you.

Central Phase

3. Inhaling forcefully in two counts, place your fists on the ground by your sides, open your shoulders and straighten your back and, straightening your arms, raise your crossed legs.

4. Holding closed while applying the contraction for six counts, swing your crossed legs forwards and backwards seven times. At die end, keeping your back straight, open your arms and perform a Bep in die lotus posture.294

5. Exhaling in four counts, extend your arms straight back behind you and lower your forehead to the ground in front of you.

Final Phase

6. Inhaling in four counts, extend your arms over your head and your legs straight forward.

7. Exhaling in four counts, grasp the outer sides of your feet and pull them, bringing your forehead to your knees.

Benefits

The Overcoming of Obstacles says:

To eliminate obstacles related to blockage of the pram, if (the pranas) are blocked in the mind, (practice) the Swinging Lotus™

As stated, when the pranas are dispersed in a disorderly manner and are blocked m the scats of the mind,™ by applying this^n, one can overcome all these disturbances.297

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6. The Jumping Lotus

The lumping Lotus: raise your crossed legs, let them drop and stand up; with HA perform a Bep and (then) exhale quickly in a complete cycle. Join your palms behind your back and lower your forehead to the ground in front of you.

Starting Position

0. Sit with your legs extended forward and your hands on your knees.

Initial Phase

1. Inhaling in four counts, lie on your back and extend your arms above vour head crossing your legs in the vajra posture.

2. Exhaling in four counts, bring your arms by your sides with your hands on the ground and pressing down on them, raise your crossed legs.^'

Central Phase

3. Inhaling in four counts, let your crossed legs drop back to the ground and raising your torso, rise up onto your knees with your arms extended over your head.

4. Then forcefully emitting an aspirated 1 ¡A, open your arms and perform a Bep.29»

5. Finally, exhaling quickly in four counts,300 join your palms together behind your back and lower your forehead to the ground in front of you.

Final Phase

6. Inhaling in four counts, extend your arms over your head and your legs straight forward.

7. Exhaling in four counts, grasp the outer sides of your feet and pull them, bringing your forehead to your knees.

Benefits

The Overcoming of Obstacles says:

To eliminate obstacles related to blockage of the prdna, if (the prdnas) are not abiding in their seats, (practice) the Jumping Lotus:'01

As stated, when the life-sustaining prdna and the other prdnas are nor in

Seven ' qtus Poses: The jumping Lotus

• s ecific scats but arc instead dispersed and blocked, by applying ^prttra is it possible to return them to their abodes.

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7. The Snaking Lotus

The Snaking Lotus: place your hands on the ground, pull your knees up to your armpits and straighten your arms; drag your knees down and place your chest on the ground; remain empty for one complete cycle and arch with the mudra behind your back.

Starting Position

0. Sit with your legs extended forward and your hands on your knees.

Initial Phase

1. Inhaling in four counts, extend your arms over your head and cross your legs in the vajra posture.

2. Exhaling in four counts, place your hands on the ground in front of you, straighten your arms and raise your torso supporting the weight on your palms and knees.

Central Phase

3. Inhaling in four counts, pull your knees towards your armpits and place the weight of your body on your straight arms.

4. Exhaling in four counts, bring your knees back to the ground and stretch forward with your chin and chest on the ground.

5. Remaining empty for four counts, join the palms together and with this mudra place your hands behind your back at waist level and arch your torso, shoulders and the back of your head.

Final Phase

6. Inhaling in four counts, place your hands on the ground by your sides and raise your torso.

7. Exhaling in four counts, resume your seated position, dropping back onto the ground with your crossed legs and placing your hands on your knees.

Benefits

The Overcoming of Obstacles says:

To eliminate obstacles related to blockage of the prdna and restore balance where there is disorder, (practice) the Snaking Lotus"02

As stated, when the life-sustaining prdna and the other prdnas are in each

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' scats and do not properly perform their specific functions, the 01 ■ S f this yantra can eliminate all disturbances caused by their dis-

Sited condition and restore their functioning.

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