In Kundalini Yoga the Stretch Pose must be the most dreaded pose but it is definitely one of the most powerful asanas to literally transform your life. The Stretch Pose realigns our navel center in under 2 minutes a day. When our navel center is weak, we tend let life happen to us, however, a strong navel center is the true source of our willpower where transformation and empowerment start. You can have a six pack and still not be balanced in your naval center. It is an energetic center that when misaligned by even a millimeter can keep your vital energy stuck from circulating and providing you with the fulfillment, freedom and strength to follow through on your dreams.
Even though the pose may look easy, it is quiet challenging and requires daily practice to build up to two minutes a day. Proper form and breath is important to help you keep up. Lay on your back and extend your legs in front of you with arms resting at your sides. Straighten your neck, lift up your head, upper chest, arms and draw in your chin while gazing at your toes. Do your best to keep your lower back flat against the floor as you lift the legs 6 inches off the floor, toes pointed. Hold for 2 minutes while doing Breath of Fire (Even inhales and exhales and build to 2 to 3 cycles per second). Do not do Stretch Pose or Breath of Fire while pregnant.
You can start with 30 seconds and build up to 2 minutes a day. Commit to 40 days of Stretch Pose and watch negative thinking, procrastination, self-doubt and resentment melt away. Your presence will command anything and anyone in the room and you will attract all that is needed for your highest good. I will be starting my 40 days today. Who else is in with me?