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If one practices these exercises with regular discipline, Khatu Pranam also becomes a powerful tool in regulating the entire nervous system. The increased blood supply to the head promotes concentration. The Asana has a balancing influence on the Svadhishthana Chakra. Inhaling raise the body with the arms extended above the head. For this reason, this Asana is recommended for those with sitting professions.
This sequence should not be practiced with very high blood pressure or if there is a tendency to become pdanam.
Avoid this sequence of Asanas with very high blood pressure or dizziness. To practice in this way hold each position for some time with normal breathing. It has a strong influence on our energy centres Chakras and the life energy Prana flows better throughout the whole body.
KHATU PRANAM – an invigorating sequence
Khatu is the place on the edge of the Thar Desert in the west of Rajasthan, Indiawhere this greatly revered Saint lived for years.
The body is erect, hands rest on the thighs.
Raise the head and look up. The chest is opened and expanded, allowing the breath to flow evenly into all areas of the lungs. This posture balances the energy flow of the whole body and has an activating effect upon the Sahasrara Chakra. The entire nervous system is balanced and strengthened. Raise the head and look to the front. Holding the breath extend the arms above the head and bring the palms together.
Inhaling raise both arms above the head. Pganam more advanced levels of Khatu Pranam are practiced in coordination with the breath ,hatu with concentration on the energy centres of the body Chakras as described praanam Level 7. The Asana develops deeper breathing and healthy digestion. This Asana activates the Manipura Chakra. Extends the back and stretches the hips, promoting good posture and a jhatu meditation pose.
Keeping the back and arms straight, bend forward from the hips until the arms and forehead touch the floor Shashankasana. Extends the spine and stretches the hip flexors, thus is excellent in preventing a rounded back.
KHATU PRANAM – an invigorating sequence
Circulation is stimulated and fatigue is overcome. This posture influences the Vishuddhi Chakra. It broadens the consciousness to perceive the vital energy existing everywhere.
Holding the breath step the left foot back beside the right foot and raise the buttocks high as in Position 5. It fortifies the immune system, which in turn increases resistance to disease. The toes of the left foot can be tucked under or lie flat on the floor.
Khatu Pranam also makes the spine more flexible and promotes healthy function of organs and glands. The back is evenly extended. Khatu is a village in Rajasthan, India.
The feet rest flat on the floor. Place the left foot beside the right and straighten the knees. Be sure not to over-extend the lower back.
Stimulates the flow of energy and increases the flow of the breath into the pranak of the lungs. Exhaling tuck the toes under, straighten the arms and legs and raise the buttocks high. Level 7 Khatu Pranam Close navigation. Circulates blood to all organs of the pelvis, abdomen and chest, and stimulates function of all glands. Stretches the calf muscles and helps foot strain and venous return. Back, neck and head form a straight line. A detailed description of the benefits and effects of each position is found in Level 7.
The upper body and head are straight and in line.
Relax the whole body. Stretches the back muscles and the muscles of the legs.
Allow the upper body to hang forward completely relaxed. The buttocks are slightly raised. One can balance strong emotions and overcome nervousness and depression.
In the second round, step the left foot forward between the hands in Position 6 and step the left foot back again in Position