by Brandon Spratt: This sequence from Live Be Yoga ambassador, Brandon Sprat, will help you open your heart and expand your aura to attract more goodness into your life…
Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today.
Our hearts experience so much in this lifetime. Keeping them open, clear, and stable can be challenging as there are so many forces in this existence that make us want to collapse, close and shut down our heart center. However, there are just as many forces that are loving, inspiration and encouraging.
This Kundalini Yoga set called Aura Kriya works to reset your electromagnetic field so you can attract positive energy and repel negativity. If you have been feeling a little “off” lately, this set will give you that jumpstart you may need or crave.
Each exercise can be practiced anywhere from 90 seconds to 3 minutes. But whatever amount of time you choose to practice each exercise, make sure you practice the same amount of time for each one.
As with all Kundalini sets, we start by tuning in. Here’s how:
Take a comfortable seat, close your eyes, and place your hands in prayer pose at your heart center
Chant the Adi Mantra three times: Ong namo guru dev namo (I bow to the divine teacher within)
Inhale deeply, suspend the breath, and release.
Sitting in easy pose, inhale as you make a slow circle from the sacrum in a clockwise direction, opening up the heart and chest.
Sufi Grind Cont.
Exhale as you round the back, caving the chest. Rotate in a circular motion for one minute. Then begin to move counterclockwise. Keep your eyes closed and focused at the third eye point, between your brows. Breath Deeply. This is a great exercise for digestion.
Sitting in easy pose, bring both arms up to a 60-degree angle. The thumbs point up towards the sky and the rest of the fingers curl in towards the pads of the hands. Now begin breath of fire, rapidly inhaling and exhaling with a pumping motion from the navel point. This exercise balances the hemispheres of the brain, strengthens the electromagnetic field, (aura) and opens the heart. Practice this for 90 seconds to three minutes.
Stretch your legs out in front of you. Hands will rest behind you. Begin lifting up through the chest. Long deep breaths here. Really focus on the lifting of the chest as if a string is pulling it towards the sky. If its comfortable for you, release your head back and breathe deeply. Continue deep breathing here, opening the heart for 90 seconds to 3 minutes.
Now that we have done all this wonderful work for the body, it’s time to focus the energy into our third eye for inner transformation. Mentally chant the mantra “Sa Ta Na Ma” in your mind (not out loud) for 3 to 11 minutes. This mantra translates as “Infinity, Life, Death, Rebirth.” Whatever time you choose, commit to it and stay steady. Breath deeply the entire time. This is a great exercise to help focus the mind and transform old behavioral patterns.