Karni kriya

Sit in easy pose with a straight spine.  Bend the Sun (ring) and Mercury (pinkie) fingers and lock them down with your thumbs.  Extend your Saturn (middle) and Jupiter (index) fingers.  Touch the tips of the Jupiter fingers together and the tips of the Saturn fingers together, keeping the fingers as straight as possible.

Raise your elbows up to shoulder level so that the mudra is at the chin level and the arms are parallel to the floor.  Try to keep your eyes open if you can.  

Inhale short, fast, and deep (2-3 second inhale).  Hold the breath to your maximum (5 seconds or more).  Mentally recite a mantra of your choice as the breath is held.  Exhale slowly and completely (10-15 second exhale).  Continue this breath pattern for 11 minutes.

GOBINDAY (sustainer)

MUKANDAY (liberator)

UDAARAY (enlightener)

APAARAY (infinite)

HARIANG (destroyer)

KARIANG (creator)

NIRNAAMAY (nameless)

AKAAMAY (desireless)