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A HANDBOOK OF PREKSHA MEDITATION FOR THE TRAINERS

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KAYOTSARGA

TOTAL RELAXATION WITH SELF-AWARENESS

Introduction to be given prior to the exercise :

Kayotsarga may be practised either standing or sitting or lying down. For beginners, it is advisable to adopt lying down posture.

In standing posture, you have to stand straight with the spine and neck in the straight line but without stiffness. Keep your feet parallel to each other with a distance of about 10 cms between them. Let your arms hang down loosely from the shoulder-joints, close to your body with the palms open facing inwards and fingers straight and pointing down.

In sitting posture, you may select a posture of meditation in which you can sit comfortably and steadily for a long period. The posture of meditation may be full lotus-posture, half lotus-posture, simple cross-legged posture or diamond posture (Vajrasan).