Updated: Feb 28
Let's start with what the Aura is. The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds your body. Depending on how strong your aura is, you can repel or invite negativity into your life. It is like a shield. The good new is, that when it is strong, it actually attracts positive energy.
A person with a strong aura is confident, feels secure and uplifted. A person with a weak aura may have lack of self-trust, lots of fears and they may be prone to sickness as negativity can enter into the psyche and the physical body.
The following kriya (yogic practice/set of exercises) taught by Yogi Bhajan is great for keeping disease away and developing your aura. It is said to get rid of almost any digestive problem, give strength to the arms, and extend the power of protection and projection in the personality.
I personally find that when I practice this kriya regularly it gives me a shine.
How to do this Kriya:
Tune in with the Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo mantra 3x
Warm up the body with a couple of seated hip circles/side bends/twists or Sun salutations or even a few minutes of dancing
The 3 exercises in the Kriya are the following:
1. Come to either a downward facing dog pose or on all fours. On the inhalation raise the right leg up with knees straight. On the exhalation bend the arms and bring the head toward the ground while the leg is still extended up. Inhale and raise up to the original triangle pose. Continue this triangle push-up for 1 minute. Switch legs and continue for 1 minute (you can build this time up to 7 ½ minutes for each side).
2. Come to a standing pose or sit crossed legged / easy pose. Extend the left hand forward as grasping a pole, the palm is facing towards the right. Cross the right hand underneath the left, hugging the back of the left hand with the palm. Right fingers grasping the left hand, the right thumb in the front facing to the right. On the inhalation raise the arms 60 degrees. On the exhalation bring the arms down. Try to keep the elbows straight. The movement is a bit like chopping wood. Continue for 2 minutes. At the end inhale, stretch the arms up for a second than relax (you can build this time up to 15 minutes).
3. The final exercise is in a seated position. Bring the arms in front of you with the palms facing each other, about face level. Palms do not touch, they are about 6 inches apart. On the inhalation swing the arms down and back. On the exhalation bring the arms back forward to the original position. Continue for 3 minutes (you can build this time up to 15 minutes).
Finish the practice with chanting the Sat Nam mantra 1x (long Sat and short Nam)
If you would like to practice with me here is a short practice video using the 1-1 minutes/2 minutes/ 3 minutes times:
Enjoy your practice!