has been studying 'the being' for more than a decade. He has assimilated techniques
from Vedic philosophies and formulated them for the modern day man to practice and
benefit from. This is what Dhyan Foundation calls the 'Sanatan Kriya' (The Complete
This kriya affects
all the layers of the being and thus takes a being to, as told in the Vedic philosophy
of Ayurveda, 'Prakriti' (nature, that is, bliss) and not 'Vikriti' (against nature,
that is, disease).
When a sadhak
follows the path of yoga he/she ties himself/herself to a certain regime. By following
this set routine over a period of time the sadhak starts evolving. In the physical
plane we can identify certain dormant centers in the brain which start awakening
and becoming sensitive to subtler stimuli, which we are not able to identify in
our current states, i.e. the higher areas of the brain get activated, which were
considered dormant or not used in the day to day acts of normal physical life.
is part of the prescribed sadhna that brings with it emotional and financial stability
along with physical well-being.
It is a simple
4 step kriya which will bring about immense glow and strength in you both internal
1: These are basic joint rotations which bring about flexibility and immense
strength in the joints. And as reversed to the other high impact exercises they
don’t tire the physical and one feels relaxed.
We start from
the neck, then the shoulders, the wrists, pelvic region, knees and finally the ankles,
moving them all both clockwise and anti clock wise. Just ensure two things during
- The rotation has to be done with closed eyes and full awareness
of the joint being rotated as it helps in developing that part.
- The movement has to be coordinated with the breathing. Till
half rotation we inhale and exhaling we complete the other half.
2: Sinha Pranayam: Sitting in Vajra Asana,
tongue sticking out, we start exhaling, pushing out the air inside. Inhalation happens
3: 'Chakra Santulan Pranayam' which brings about a beautiful balance in
There are seven
main chakras located in our etheric. These are the energy centers in the body which
draw the prana from the environment which is essential for running our body.
- Muladhar Chakra: At the base of our spine
- Swadhishthan Chakra: 2” above Muladhar
- Manipurak: At the navel
- Anahaat chakra: In the centre of the chest cavity
- Vishudhi Chakra: Throat region
- Ajna: Between the eyebrows
- Sahastrar: Beyond the head
Sitting in Vajra
Asana palms facing inwards, inhaling, we move our hands up, stopping at each chakra
for a few moments and as we reach Sahastrar, we open our hands, palms facing upwards.
Then slowly we
start exhaling and as we move down our hands we again stop at each chakra for a
few moments this time in descending order.
4.1: 'Paanch Maha Prana Dhyan'
There are 5 main
pranas in the body-
- Prana Vayu, the upward rising force in the region between the
diaphragm and the shoulders.
- Apaan Vayu, the downward moving force from the navel towards
- Samaan Vayu, the balancing force of the Prana vayu and Apaan
Vayu. It is the outwards and sideways moving force in the region between the diaphragm
and the navel.
- Udaan Vayu, rising upwards from the pit of the throat.
- Finally the Vayaan Vayu, the all-pervading reserve force.
To practice this
once again we sit in Vajra Asana, become aware for 2-3 minutes of each of these
pranas in the body. This dhyan also brings about a balance in the body.
4.2: The final step of the 'Sanatan Kriya' is the 'Dhyan with the Guru'.
aware of your Anahaat Chakra and a soft baby pink lotus with a pink hue all around
at your Anahaat. Become aware of your Guru and gently and softly connect with him.
And be with your Guru for sometime forgetting about everything else in the world.
A regular practice
of this simple but extremely effective kriya and the grace of the Guru helps the
practitioner achieve a beautiful balance, glow and strength in the body.