In this article we will conclude the series on Sanatan Kriya practices for a healthy life.

In the last article, we discussed the significance of the Panch Mahaprana, the etheric forces, which combine together in a human form to provide basic life force to a human body.

As explained earlier, the relation of all five elements with their respective fingers means we can, at will, increase or decrease specific elements in the body. It also gives us the ability to increase or decrease the Panch Mahapranas, since the elements have a strong influence on them. This is so because the Panch Mahapranas are directly responsible for the functioning of the physical body and could be called a go-between, between the Pranamaya and Annamaya koshas.

(The mudras might be a little different than those prescribed in certain texts. I am going by my experience with these mudras.)

Sit in Siddha asana or any comfortable position. Now take your awareness to the following regions in your body,

1. Pran Vayu. Touch the tip of middle two fingers with the tip of your thumb and feel an upward rising force in the region between the diaphragm and the shoulders.

2. Samaan Vayu. The balancing force between the Prana Vayu and Apaan Vayu. Touch the tip of first two fingers to the tip of your thumb and take your awareness to the outwards and sideways moving force in the region between the diaphragm and the navel.

3. Apaan Vayu. Touch the tip of last two fingers with the tip of your thumb and take your awareness to the downward moving force from the navel towards the knees.

4. Udaan Vayu. Touch the first three fingers to the tip of your thumb. Udaan Vayu is the upwards rising force from the pit of your throat towards your head.

5. Vayaan Vayu. This is the all-pervading reserve force. Touch all your fingers to the tip of your thumb as you become aware of this force surrounding your body as a hollow shell.

If you touch the centre of your palms, you would find a slight pulsation. The same happens at the tips of the finders, but with a lighter intensity. Something that we have already discussed and experienced in the earlier articles. Our hands continuously are radiating prana through the hand and finger chakras.

It is important to know here that at any given point of time the human body radiates 97% of the prana that it receives for its functioning, i.e., it actually retains only 3%, which is sufficient for its functioning. Out of this 97%, 90% goes out of the eyes. 3% out of the hands, 2% out of speech, balance 2% from other areas. Even if the eyes are closed about 30% of prana would still go out of them

After finishing the Panch Mahaprana dhyan, keep your hands in bhairav/ bhairavi mudra (left palm over right/right palm over left). Be aware of a whitish pink lotus at the centre of your chest cavity, connect with the energy of your Guru and gently drop all awareness. Let go.

Whenever you feel like, come back and open your eyes looking first at the center of your palms.

Dhyan with the Guru, is the last step of Sanatan Kriya.  

Yog is a very serious and deep subject. Any practice of yog has to be carried out with utmost care and caution since you start interacting with the subtle world. This dimension that we start interacting with becomes more potent as it gets subtler. Therefore the practices too have to be approached with great reverence.

There is a lot of written text readily available on the subject of Yog, but Yog is a subject which is beyond the realms of Intellect. The subject of Yog takes you to a dimension which starts from where the world of Intellect ends.

Unfortunately, today it has just become a fashion statement introduced to earn name, fame and money. People who are teaching these practices only for their personal glorification don’t realize the karmic implications of the said act and the negative karmas they earn for themselves as a result of this.

 ‘Sanatan Kriya’ (to learn the kriya you can contact Dhyan Ashram), is a complete kriya assimilating the 8 limbs of Ashtang Yog, formulated for the modern man to practice and benefit from. This kriya affects all the layers of the being, bringing it health, vitality, glow, beauty and a happy, prosperous life. It takes a being away from disease and towards nature.

Yogi Ashwini is the Guiding Light of Dhyan Foundation and an authority on the Vedic sciences. His book, 'Sanatan Kriya, The Ageless Dimension' is an acclaimed thesis on anti-ageing.Log onto to or mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more.