man to man

“You are the men of God. May you recognize it.
You are the men of the Universe. May you deal with it in the light of God.
You are men to be men. May you feel the pride of it and be in grace.
You are the men of success. May you accomplish it.
You are the men of self, light, and respect. May you understand it.
You are the men of merits. May your virtues be known.
You are the men of knowledge. May your compassion be known.
You are the men of absolute determination. May your kindness be known.
May you be men whom the world, the Earth, the Universe may be proud of.
Sat Nam.” – Yogi Bhajan

As we honor the men in our lives on Father’s Day, we are reminded of the many Kundalini Yoga teachings Yogi Bhajan gave to empower the Divine Masculine. In “Man To Man: A Journal Of Discover Of The Conscious Man” Yogi Bhajan gives a variety of lectures all related to cultivating a spiritually aware, conscious man who moves through life with power, dignity, spirituality, and wisdom. This book contains wisdom that is essential for every man to have in order to understand his own nature, the nature of women, and how the two interplay to create conscious, loving relationships.  This book offers a variety of meditations, kriyas, exercises, diet recommendations, and more to allow men to step into their excellence and thrive in the Aquarian Age.

Exercises For Potency & Potentiality

1. Lie down on your back. Bring your knees to your chest with your arms clasped about the knees, then shoot the legs out—keeping the feet together—and immediately bring them back in to the chest. When extended, the feet should be about 6 inches from the ground.

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Exhale as the legs extend; inhale as the knees come to the chest, clasping the hands around the knees with each repetition. 10-15 repetitions. This exercise produces heat, adjusts and aligns the lower back and balances the magnetic field.

2. Dragon Tail. Come into Baby Pose, with the arms straight along the sides of the body with the palms up. Keep the brow relaxed on the ground as you move the hips left and right. Imagine you are swinging a 1,000-pound dragon’s tail. If you feel you need to clear the bladder or bowel, act. Do not wait.

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3. Windmill (or Alternate Toe Touch). Stand with the feet 3-feet apart and arms extended out to either side. Inhale and then exhale as you turn, elongate and bring the right hand to the left foot. Inhale back up. Exhale and continue on the other side. Continue alternating from side to side.

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5. Standing Front Stretch. Come to a forward bend; bringing your nose as close to the knees as possible; wrap your hands around the legs and hold. Breathe long and deep. 3-5 Minutes.

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7. Shiva Dance. Bring the hands up so that the palms are facing forward and the elbows are in line with the shoulders. Dance, bringing the knees up alternately. Keep the hands high.
11-22 Minutes.

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8. Seated on the floor, extend the right leg out in front. The left knee is bent so that the foot rests against the inner right thigh. Reach forward with the right hand and squeeze the toes; the left hand reaches forward and grabs the heel. Stretch for 3 Minutes. Repeat on the opposite side. 3 Minutes.

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9. Stretch Pose. Lie on the back with the arms at your sides. Raise the head and the legs six inches, and the hands six inches with the palms facing each other slightly over the hips to build energy across the Navel Point. Point the toes, keep your eyes focused on the tips of the toes and hold the breath as long as possible before exhaling and repeating.

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10. Sat Kriya in Lotus Pose. Bring the arms overhead and palms together. Interlace the fingers and extend the Jupiter fingers straight up. Men cross the right thumb over the left; women cross the left thumb over the right. Chant Sat and pull the Navel Point in; chant Naam and relax the navel. Continue powerfully with a steady rhythm for 6 Minutes, then inhale, apply the Root Lock and squeeze the energy from the base of the spine to the top of the skull. Exhale; hold the breath out and apply Maha Bandha2. Inhale and Relax.

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