Day 2: Disease Resistance – The 40 Day Kundalini Yoga Weight Loss Challenge w/ Mariya

Day 2: Disease Resistance – The 40 Day Kundalini Yoga Weight Loss Challenge w/ Mariya


(calm, sitar music) – Sat nam, welcome yogis to our second day of this weight loss challenge. We’ll we working towards
a healthy and strong body. So we’re doing a kriya,
which is disease resistance. We cumulate toxins all the time and this is a great way
to just get them out and really get that
body radiant and strong. So let’s begin, rub our
hands together to tune in. Bring them to the sternum and let’s begin. Exhale. And inhale. Ooonnng namo guru dev namo. Ooonnng namo guru dev namo. Ooonnng namo guru dev namo. Inhale. Exhale. So let’s begin our set. We’re going to come sitting on our heels. So, if you feel that at this moment, this might be uncomfortable for you, you can always put a little
pillow underneath your buttock and that will give you
the necessary support. So, as we sitting, we’re
going to raise our hands up and they’re behind ears, and while we’re here, we’re gonna inhale, exhale and on an empty breath, we’re going to pump the stomach up. Inhale when you feel the need. Exhale completely. And pump. Keep going. Let’s do that one more time. Exhale, relax the hands. Just stay here for a second, feeling how the whole body
feels vibrant, awakened. So come in with the same posture, sitting on the heels, arms are going in bear grip twist, which is your fingers need
to clasp and form this fist. We’re going to place that fist right in front of our sternum. Arms are parallel to the ground and there is this little pull motion which you should feel all the way to your shoulder blades and back. So we’re going to inhale,
suspend the breath here. Remember do not force the
breath, just suspend it. And pull, try to pull the hands
really far from each other. Pull and you should feel
this trembling sensation, pull the breath in, pull. Exhale. Now do it at your own pace,
but remember put the pressure until sweat breaks through your body. Let’s go. Pull strong, exhale. Remember set your intentions into it. Really pull, feel the shoulder blades. Exhale.
One more time. Keep going, keep pulling,
come on, let’s do it. Exhale. Relax for a second. And as we are remaining
in our favorite rock pose, we will hold in Venus lock, interlacing the fingers behind your neck. So find that natural
place where they can hold. Need to inhale in the upper position, and you’re going to
exhale all the way down, forehead to the ground. Inhale up, exhale down. Really trying to touch the forehead, reconnecting the third
eye to the magnetic forces of the Earth beneath you. And inhale up, stretch, hug
the chest into the middle. And relax. And now immediately, we’re going to stretch our legs in front and we’re going to come with our hip towards the thighs and the
chest and chin towards the foot. So try not to curve the
spine, but elongate. If you can, with the first
two fingers and the thumbs, hold onto the big toes. We’re going to inhale stretch
and exhale and come forward, long and breathing. And gently come up. Stretch the spine up and come back. So come into easy pose. Legs are in front. Holding onto your knees. And we’re going to do neck rolls. Gentle rotation of the neck, ear to shoulder, back, ear to shoulder, chin to chest. Feel all the work stress release, allowing toxins to leave the body all the way from the top chakras, down through the first chakra and out. And reverse. Really feel how we opened a whole area. Mentally make a note
if any part of the neck feels really tight and work on that. Come to center. Now we’re gonna do cat-cow. Coming onto your fours. Arms are going literally
below the shoulder. Knees are hip width apart. We’re going to do it rather vigorously, so we can burn some toxins out. Inhale up, arch, as if somebody’s sitting on top of your back. Exhale, curve. Release the tired. Also, adjust sexual energy by the bell-vet-door in the lower back. And it also builds heat in the body, which by now, I’m sure you’ve noticed. The last few, let’s speed up. We do even faster, let’s try. And inhale, arch up, hold, exhale, cat, hold. Well done, come to child pose, stretch those shoulders out. And come up, well done. Coming again into easy
pose in front of us, holding onto your knees, we’re going to alternate
the shoulder lift. So one goes up, inhale, exhale. Feel how you’re releasing
any muscle tension. Inhale both up, squeeze, exhale. And now we’re going to lay down. Come into shavasana. Relax the body here, letting go, freedom at the ankle, wrists. Allowing all that heat to
spread across the body. Just feel the joy that you’ve created, this awakened body now. And inhale deep into the belly, fill up the whole body with prana, exhale. Inhale, and let’s get up. So, we’re going to come
into a downward dog. Coming to all fours, tuck the toes under, arms are again underneath the shoulders and slowly and with care, we
lift up into downward dog, making sure weight is equally distributed between the hands and the feet. Feeling the pull and
the push from both sides of this balancing posture. It’s great for the nervous
system, for the mind. So feeling how the whole body releases and you must have patience here. Deep breaths into the belly. We’re going to stay here for a bit. So make sure you’re comfortable. If your heels are not
comfortably positioned on the floor and your
sitting on your toes, you might want to roll a
mat underneath the heel so you get that further extension. We’re gonna breathe long and deep, allowing freedom of the neck. Do not strain any part of the body, just find a natural balance. Balancing the upper chakras
with the lower chakras. And this is a master
posture for immune system, strengthening and preventing the body from any disease that’s around us. Keep breathing. And if you can, stay still, making less adjustments to the body. And breathe. Keep holding, it might
be a challenge for you, you might be sweating by now. That means the body is releasing, so keep holding the
posture, you’re doing great. And now inhale and walk your
feet towards your hands. And we’re going to hold our shins and without bending the leg, so there is absolutely no bend across, we’re going to start walking, it’s called the elephant walk. If the surface is hard, it’s even better. So let’s walk. And we can have a little laugh as well. It’s hardly any day you’re
going to do this again, so let’s go. Oh who knows, maybe that’s the new way to walk into the office
on a Monday morning. I’ve never tried it, I’m sure it can work. Let’s do it, almost there. And come back to your mat. Whoo, as you can see, this stirs up the whole blood circulation into the body. Brings it to the head and you’ll notice your mind is sharper. The body is lighter. Relax the body, just go inside. Notice the difference between how we began and how you feel now. It might be worth it, while
we’re doing this 40 days, that you create a little
diary of your experiences every day, sitting down writing it, will actually bring you to consolidate the benefits of the practice. So, let’s rub our hands together and place them at the sternum, feeling the spine now much
more elongated and aligned. We’re going to inhale deep. Exhale and inhale. Ssssat nam. Inhale. Ssssat nam. Last time. Ssssat nam. Sat nam, hold an intention for your day, for peace and tranquility,
for radiance and health. Sat nam, have a great day. (calm, sitar music)