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More about Sat Kriya

I'm still waking up to eleven minutes of Sat Kriya. I believe I'm more than half way through the 40 day commitment to this practice and my energy levels are sooooo much better. Probably too high! I've been hitting everything with hightened enthusiasm which means projects are turning into reality, however, there have been a few slow-down warnings. The Universe does give you what you need. And these days I listen intently. My fingers have been at the receiving end of this message, burning the right and slicing the left in my over zealous enthusiasm towards a new sharp knife! Lesson: high energy now re-directed to high mindfulness....

Sat Kriya is one of the Master Keys of Kundalini Yoga (the other two are Sodarshan Chakra Kriya and Kirtan Kriya). General physical health improves, the heart gets stronger and it produces waves of energy that circulate, energise and heal the body.

It's really good for removing energy imbalances in the lower three chakras and, as a result, soon sorts out problems in the lower back and lifts the mood. And I have to say my lower back and left hip issues are becoming a thing of the past. Aching discomfort has quite miraculously dissolved into the ethers. It's a deceptive practice that often feels like nothing is happening because there is no intense stretching, no challenging crazy are sitting immobile on your heels. The only movement is your navel. How crazy is that? How remarkable is this subtle exercise that it can take away all that pent-up energy stored in my lower back and hip? But I can assure you that it has done just that.

My top tip for practicing Sat Kriya

  • Relax your entire body, except for the muscles in use: Selective relaxation is key. Many people tend to tense up as they have to focus on multiple body parts during this exercise. Try not to tense the arms, shoulders or hands and fingers. Calm your thoughts, relax your shoulders, thighs, and the rest of the body parts that have a lot of pent-up energy trapped in them. Channel this energy to the body parts that are actually involved in the process, primarily the navel point.

Sat Kriya does not come easily the first time you try. But that doesn’t mean it’s out of your league. Give yourself time—like every other kriya in yoga, this too requires practice, focus, and dedication. Take this as a good opportunity to reconnect with yourself. Practice it daily and make it your own.

If you want some advice on how to begin a 40 day commitment, please get in touch. Maybe a one-on-one class will give you the confidence to give this magical experience a go.

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