The tantric exercise that I'm about to share with you, is for grounding and balancing energies between your root and the crown chakras. While it helps in; releasing stagnant or trapped energies in the body, it also allows energy to flow more freely through the chakras by preventing energetic blockages from developing.
This exercise was first introduced to me by Steve Piccus, White Tiger Tantra Master. Because of its sheer simplicity and imperceptibility to other people, it can be comfortably practiced anywhere and many times throughout the day. For best results, practice alone and with your eyes closed.
Find a comfortable seat. With your feet flat on the ground and arms uncrossed...
Step 1: Take a slow, deep breath through your nose and into the navel. Hold it there for a second.
Step 2: Slowly exhale through your mouth and imagine your breath shooting down into the center of the earth, through the soles of your feet. This will help ground your energy.
Step 3: As you inhale, draw the breath up from the center of the earth, up your spine, until it reaches the point between your neck and your head. Hold your breath and focus on this point for a few seconds.
Step 4: Exhale and imagine your breath shooting up through your crown chakra, to the edges of the universe. Focus your attention there and imagine above you is a big ball of white light.
Step 5: Slowly inhale and pull the energy down from the edges of the universe, down your spine, until it reaches your tailbone. Hold your breath and attention there for a second.This part helps energy balancing.
Step 6: Slowly exhale through your mouth and allow your energy to shoot down from your root chakra, back down into the center of the earth, through the soles of your feet.
Step 7: As a final step, quickly inhale and focus on your navel. Quickly exhale and focus on your crown chakra at the top of the head. Repeat step 7, for a total of 4 breaths.
Now, to clarify some important points...
Learning to breathe deeply into the belly can be difficult for some people at first, particularly if they breathe high up in the chest. It will get significantly easier with practice and patience.
Many people find that imagining their breath as a white light, through them, very helpful.
Breathe calmly during this exercise. Stress and tension on the body will only restrict the flow of energy in your body. Remember that it's part physical, but mostly mental.
Eventually you should be able to accomplish steps 1 to 6 in a total of 3 breaths.
Make sure you inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth, as though you have a small straw in your mouth.
What the Tantric Energy Balancing Exercise will do for you...
A lot of people report feeling a calmer and more balanced energy running through their body. While some people may feel the effects instantly, others need more practice to tune into the subtle energies in their bodies.
Test it out. See how you feel, but please report back to me. I would love to hear about your experiences or any questions that you may have!