Kundalini Yoga – Navel Power Activation (3rd)

The Kundanlini yoga version of Navel Power Activation poses (as demonstrated by Ana Brett in Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras) works on your third center or Manipura (solar plexus) chakra. If you are not familiar with the chakra system, please read the Yoga article before attempting to do this pose.

Tips: To see a larger image of any picture below, click the picture. It is not necessary to look exactly like the picture shown. Approximate a pose as best as you can, or follow the modified version of the pose (if available) if a pose is too difficult. Poses should get easier over time with regular practice. The goal is to eventually look like the pictures below.

1. While in Corpse (Savasana) pose visualize a sun at your navel. As you inhale it gets hotter and denser like a neutron star and as you exhale, it gets bigger and brighter like a supernova. Do Long Deep Breathing in this pose and visualization for about 2 minutes.
2.  Place your hands under you, palms down for support with your legs straight up toes pointed and then start crisscrossing your legs (right leg over the left leg, then left leg over the right leg) while doing the Breath of Fire. Do this for 2-3 minutes.
3. Inhale, relax, bend your knees and then straighten your legs and stretch out your feet. Have your arms above you on the floor while interlacing your hands together above your head and inhale deeply and stretch.
4. Now relax and put your hands down to your sides palms faced up and relax in Corpse (Savasana) pose for about 1 minute.
5. Place your hands under you again with feet pointed away from you on the floor.
6. Now do alternate leg lifts starting with your right leg lifted up then put your right leg down and lift up your left leg. Flex and point your feet as you raise and lower the legs. Press the heel of the down leg into the floor as a counterweight to the leg that is rising and also press your back ribs to the floor. Do this while doing the Breath of Fire for 2-3 minutes.
7. Now lower the legs and interlace your hands above you. Inhale and stretch with your flexed toes pointing upwards this time.
8. Now relax and put your hands down to your sides palms faced up and relax in Corpse (Savasana) pose for about 1 minute.
9. Repeat step 2, 3, and 4 above.
10. Put your hands under with your palms facing down again and now do double leg lifts by lifting both legs up with toes flexed towards you and then lowering both legs down to just off the floor pointing the toes out away from you. Press your lower back ribs into the floor the whole time and do the Breath of Fire for 2-3 minutes.
11. Repeat step 7 and then step 2 above.
12. Now inhale, relax, bend your knees, hold on to your bent knees, raise your head and rock and roll a few times.
13. Sit in Meditation pose and meditate for a few minutes.