Day 23: New Lungs & Circulation – The 40-Day Kundalini Yoga Weight Loss Challenge w/ Mariya

Day 23: New Lungs & Circulation – The 40-Day Kundalini Yoga Weight Loss Challenge w/ Mariya


(light calming music) – (speaks in foreign
language), good morning. We are starting our day 23. Today we’re focusing on the
lungs and the circulation, so the Kriya we’ll do today is really, really good to prepare
you for any pranayam or if you feel like you
don’t have enough energy or your breath got short,
this is really good. Also helps with anxiety, with any stress, and makes the body much
more vibrant, open. So, I’m sure you will enjoy, let’s begin. Let’s rub the hands together, place them at the sternum. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale to begin. (om chanting) Inhale. Exhale. And let’s get up, we’re coming standing. So we come standing, and
from here, we are going to bring the hands in Buddhi Mudra, so the pinkie and the thumb touching, the other three fingers
together pointing forward. Both hands in Buddhi Mudra, the legs are hip-width apart. You’re going to inhale, rotate the hands, big circles. (relaxing music) Opening the chest, the lungs. Feeling how any residual
stagnation of energy held into the shoulder blades
dissolves with every circle. Make sure the hands are
straight, engage the tummy, and let’s begin quickly. (relaxing music) You’ll notice the whole
body starts adjusting. (relaxing music) Inhale. Relax. And now, bring the thumb
inside and close the fingers on top, so create a fist with
the thumb inside the fist on both arms and we begin the
opposite circle, so forward. (relaxing music) And inhale. Relax the hands by the side. Take a few breaths. Now widen the stance just a
little, raise the arms up, and we’re gonna come forward and down and here we’re gonna tap the floor seven times with the mantra
(speaks in foreign language). So (speaks in foreign language) On the eighth time we
come up and clap the hands and we say, (speaks in foreign language). so let’s begin. (speaks in foreign language) And relax. Few breaths here, hold on your hips. Inhale through the nose,
exhale through the mouth. (inhales and exhales) (relaxing music) And come down, sitting. Bringing the arms back, finding a comfortable
balanced position here, really feel the distribution
of weight equally, both hands and on the buttocks, and we’re gonna begin Breath of Fire with alternating the legs. (heavy breathing) Engage the tummy. (heavy breathing) (relaxing music) And relax. Relax the legs. The next one we adjust again,
remaining in the same posture. You might want to come a little bit down and you have that extra support. Raise the legs up and begin scissors. (heavy breathing) Breath of fire. (heavy breathing) (relaxing music) Inhale, stretch, exhale. Whew, well done. Relax the legs and slowly,
slowly come sitting in Easy Pose where we going to do the same
thing, but with the arms. So stretch the arms in front,
and we’re gonna crisscross alternating with Breath of Fire. (heavy breathing) (relaxing music) Inhale, hold the breath in,
squeeze the Root Lock, hold. Exhale. (exhales) As you can see, it’s very intense. Gets the body going, but you’re gonna feel really light and you have that feeling of openness. Expansion of your lungs and your capacity. Come into Baby Pose,
sitting on your heels. Remember, if you feel like
there is need to put a pillow underneath the buttock
and the heels, do so, whatever feels more comfortable for you, and come in Baby Pose, where we’re gonna begin Breath of Fire. (heavy breathing) (relaxing music) Inhale, exhale. Now bring the hands behind,
interlace all the fingers except for the index finger,
we’re gonna do yogic mudra and from here with Breath of
Fire, we’re gonna be opening, letting the arms up and back. (heavy breathing) (relaxing music) And stretch up, inhale,
hold the breath in, squeeze the Root Lock. Exhale. Slowly come up. (exhales) Catch your breath. And let’s come into sitting, in Easy Pose. Bring your legs in Lotus, Half Lotus, whatever keeps you comfortable, and from here, we’re gonna just meditate, bringing the arms in Gyan Mudra in front. Long and deep breathing. Enjoy the heat generated in the body. (relaxing music) And inhale. If you have a bit more time, it’s nice to lay down and
have a full relaxation for a couple of minutes here, so let’s do now. (rubbing hands) Place hands into the sternum. Feel the thumbs pressing
firmly into the chest. (speaks in foreign language). I hope you have a great day. At least you have brand new lungs now. I’ll see you tomorrow. (speaks in foreign language). (relaxing music)