The Seven Ancient Heart Imagery Exercises – Exercise Five (“the Dog and the Snake”)
(excerpt from the book “Heart Imagery: A Path To Enlightenment” by Daniel Mitel)
- Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth; roll your tongue backwards as much as possible; if you can touch the uvula or even go deeper inside the nasal cavity, then you can literally help your energy move up into the brain and work with your pituitary and pineal gland.
- Place your hands on the floor about a shoulder distance apart.
- Inhale using the reversed breathing while keeping the legs stretched out towards the rear with your feet also about a shoulder distance apart. Push your body up as far as possible, rising on the toes and hands; the chin lowers until ti touches the chest.
- Hold your breath for three-seconds.
- Exhale and relax your navel and perineum muscles and allow your body to slowly come down to the yoga system’s ‘snake posture – cobra’’ position.
- Hold your breath for three-seconds (you are empty) and do another set.
- Do three, six, nine or twelve sets.
- When you finish the whole exercise do it one more time mentally with your eyes closed; try to feel the effect of the exercise even if you are not doing it physically.