Kirtan Kriya is a yoga meditation technique that has a beneficial effect on the brain. Scientific studies have shown that practicing 12 minutes of this meditation every day increases the blood flow to the brain, improves memory, attention and concentration and counteracts and, in some cases, even reverses the cognitive decline.Not only that, Kirtan Kriya fights inflammation and strengthens the immune system, counteracts insomnia, anxieties and worries.
Sit comfortably. The shoulders are open and the back is straight. Put the backs of your hands on your knees.
To practice Kirtan Kriya you will need to perform three actions at the same time. The first consists in pronouncing four syllables, in succession, in a continuous way. The syllables are SA, TA, NA and MA and represent the life cycle. You will need to say these syllables aloud for two minutes. Then two minutes will follow in which you will say the syllables in a whisper. Then four minutes of silence will follow in which you will say the syllables only in your head. Then, for two minutes, you will say the syllables while whispering them, finally, for another two minutes, you will say the syllables aloud.
As you pronounce the first letter of each syllable, imagine the energy entering from the top of the head. As you pronounce the second letter of each syllable, imagine the energy that comes out of the point in the middle of your eyebrows.
As you pronounce the syllables and visualize the energy, you will have to perform hand gestures. In particular, each time you say the syllable SA, press your thumb and index finger together. While pronouncing the syllable TA, press thumb and middle finger, while pronouncing the syllable NA, press thumb and ring finger, while pronouncing the syllable MA press thumb and little finger together.