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Stretches the entire spine and counters a rounded back. The Khatu Ashram and its surroundings is filled with an immense spiritual power and radiance pranan is imparted to us when we focus our mind, with love and reverence, on this holy place. The Asana develops deeper breathing and healthy digestion. It expands consciousness, harmonises the body, breath and nervous system, and promotes the feeling of calmness.
This Asana activates the Manipura Chakra. Straighten the arms only to the degree that the hips can remain in contact with the floor.
KHATU PRANAM – an invigorating sequence
In this way the Asana counters tiredness and aids concentration and eyesight. Stimulates pranan circulation and particularly increases the flow of blood into the head. Bring the body forward until the shoulders are between the hands. Inhaling bring the upper body forward along the floor until the shoulders are between the hands, the toes are tucked under. Extends the back and stretches the muscles of the hips and pelvic floor. The energy flows more freely throughout the body, especially into the limbs.
The toes are tucked under and hips are raised from the floor. In the second round, step the left foot forward between the hands in Position 6 and step the left foot back again in Position Invigorates the whole body, balances energy flow and stimulates the function of all glands.
Keeping the back and arms straight, bend forward from the hips until the arms and forehead touch the floor Shashankasana. It has a strong influence on our energy centres Chakras and the life energy Prana flows better throughout the whole body.
Bring the palms together and look towards the hands. Stretch not only jhatu the lumbar spine but also through the thoracic spine, so that the whole of the spine is evenly arched. Perform rounds of Khatu Pranam once or twice a day, especially when feeling tired and you will feel fresh and vital.
This posture influences the Vishuddhi Chakra. On a spiritual level, Khatu Pranam is like a cosmic dance or Mudra spiritual expression. Extends the spine and stretches the hip flexors, thus is excellent in preventing a rounded back.
KHATU PRANAM – For Daily Health & Harmony
Bring the palms together and stretch the whole body up and slightly back. Stretches the back muscles and the muscles of the legs.
Extends the back and stretches the hips, promoting good posture and a relaxed meditation pose. The pressure of the thigh and the movement of the pranamm into the abdomen massages the intestines.
The postures of this exercise sequence can also be performed as individual Asanas. Inhaling raise the body with the arms extended above the head. Holding the breath lower the hips to the floor and with the help of khafu hands lift the body up Bhujangasana. Upper body and arms form a line and the head hangs relaxed between the straight arms. Holding the breath extend the arms above the head and bring the palms together.
The soles of the feet should be flat on the floor. Khatu Pranam strengthens, stretches and relaxes the muscles of the whole body, promotes flexibility of the spine and regulates glandular activity. Khatu is kahtu place on the edge of the Thar Desert in the west of Rajasthan, Indiawhere this greatly revered Saint lived for years. It relaxes the neck and shoulders, deepens the breath into the back and releases tension in the back. This posture influences the Anahata Chakra.
Place the left foot beside the right and straighten the knees. Allow the kjatu body to hang forward completely relaxed. In the second round step the left foot forward between the hands in Position 6 and back again prana Position The increased blood supply to the head promotes concentration.
Chin, chest, knees and toes touch the floor. Yoga in Daily Life – The System. Gaze is directed towards the navel.
For this reason, this Asana is recommended for those with sitting professions. Look upward, ensure the spine is evenly arched. Place the palms together and stretch a little higher and slightly back.
KHATU PRANAM – For Daily Health & Harmony
This posture balances the energy flow of the whole khhatu and has an activating effect upon the Sahasrara Chakra. Stretches the calf muscles and helps foot strain and venous return.
The toes of the left foot can be tucked under or lie flat on the floor.
Inhaling step the right foot between the hands and lower the left knee to the floor. The more advanced levels of Khatu Pranam are practiced in coordination with the breath and with concentration on the energy centres of the body Chakras as described in Khatk 7. The palms or fingers touch the floor. Improves balance and leg stability. The right side of the abdomen and chest rest on the right thigh.