This post has already been read 94 times!

Rishi Isometrics: let your energy flow freely!

You can learn it quickly

Rishi Isometrics: simple exercises to keep fit. Ancient practice by the Yogi’s that can help you today. Let your energy flow freely! There are simple ways, simple movements, and positions that everyone can do and that contributes to a healthy body. Movements that help to free up the energy pathways and keep the energy flowing. These positions were practiced by Rishis, “holy men” who lived high in the Himalayas. The core of this is stretching and thereby loosening the spine and other energy pathways. The backbone is very important in the conduction of energy, of the Kundalini. When the Kundalini starts to wake up, it can also be felt like the tingling sensation of energy flowing up and down through/along the spine. If the energy paths are free and open, the energy can flow. When the energy flows, we feel more spirited, more energetic, more flowing and happier.

What is Rishi Isometrics

The Rishi Isometrics is a system of postures and movements that fit our western lifestyle. They also have a wonderful effect on the shoulders and neck. For people who spend a lot of time behind a desk, or otherwise lead a less active life, stiffness of the shoulder muscles can cause chronic complaints.

rishi isometrics - meridianenEnergy does not flow (properly) through tense muscles. Tense muscles and energy channels that are closed hinder the flow of energy. It is therefore important to relax. Each of us has muscles that hardly ever relax, muscles that have sometimes been tensed for years and that do not come loose anymore. We have sometimes even forgotten how relaxed muscles feel, what it feels like to be completely relaxed. How it feels to be very energetic! So when those tensions do eventually disappear, we suddenly feel a sometimes violent flow of energy.

The Rishis use the principle of dynamic tension to revitalize the body. Extensive work is done with tensing muscles, after which the relaxation can then start automatically. When muscles are tightened, the blood supply is limited. When that tension, in conjunction with the breath, is released again, the muscles receive a boost of oxygenated blood, full of prana (life force). The energy channels open up and the energy (prana) can flow freely through our body. This can create a special feeling of Bliss, of bliss. So you create energy by going into a state of deep relaxation.

Attention to your body

A neglected or poisoned body cannot contain powerful higher energies. Workouts, however, are often more thoughtless, mechanical forms, which focus more on muscle building and physical strength. The Rishis focus on the inner and are a way to bring more awareness into the body experiences, to become more sensitive to the functions of the body; to cleanse the body (organs) so that the body can function optimally again. But especially to bring the body into a state where the energy can flow freely throughout the body.

The most important thing here is the awareness with which you do the exercises. Be attentive to your breathing and every bit of the movement. Feel what is happening in your body; notice how your body opens up and how the energy starts to flow. Because that’s one of the most important things in tantra: getting more energetic. More energy in your body, in your life. Allow the energy to increase, grow and let it flow freely. Because when your life energy flows, you are in your strength. Then you are happy !!

How do you do the Rishis

For starters, be very present in what you are doing. Breathe very consciously: Inhale through your nose; exhale through your mouth. Be present, feel the energy, feel the energy flow!

Do each part of the exercises at least 3, no less than 7 times, and take it easy.

In between … breath … feel …

Isometrics 1

Rishi 1a: Stretching up: opening the front of the lungs

Inhale
– Stand on the ball of your (front) feet.
– Swing your arms up until your hands are above your head, extend your spine.
– Press your palms together, create tension in your upper and lower arms.
– Hold this for a moment …

Exhale
– Lower your arms against your body again.
Do this 3-7 times.

Rishi 1b: Stretching up: opening the back of the lungs

– Repeat 1a, but now press the back of your hands together.
Do this 3-7 times.

Breathe in and out slowly 3-7 times and feel the energy flowing through your body!


Isometrics 2

Side bench

Rishi 2a: Side bench: left

Spread your feet shoulder-width apart.

Inhale
– Raise your arms above your head and hook your thumbs together.

Exhale
– Bend and stretch to the right. (Keep your elbows next to your ears).
– Feel the tension on the left side of your body up to the tips of your fingers.
– Hold on….

Inhale

– Come back upright and hold the tension.
– Hold this for a moment …

Exhale
– Lower your arms against your body again.
Do this 3-7 times: the last time, exhale and release all tension.

Rishi 2b: Side bench: right

Repeat 2a to the other side.
Breathe in and out slowly 3-7 times and feel the energy flowing through your body!


Rishi Isometrics 3

Forward bend

Rishi 3a: Forward bend

Inhale
– Take your right leg a step forward and hook your thumbs behind your back.

Exhale
– Bend forward, keep your face forward: your throat stretches.
– Raise your arms/hands behind your back to the air.
– Hold on …

Inhale
– Come up, relax.
Repeat this 3-7 times.

Rishi 3b: forward bend

Repeat 3a but now the other leg forward.
Breathe in and out slowly 3-7 times and feel the energy flowing through your body!


Rishi 4: Back bend

Rishi Isometrics 4a

Your feet are next to each other.

Inhale
– Press your hands together in front of you, raise your hands/arms above your head and then bend backward as far as you can (don’t force anything!).
– Hold on …

Exhale
– Come back upright, then bend forward until your body and hands are horizontal.

Inhale
– Come up again and bend back.
Do this another 3-7 times.

The last time you rise on your exhalation, you bend forward in a smooth motion; then drop limply, like a rag doll, until your hands are on the ground (or as far as you can).On your inhalation you come up very slowly, you roll up as it were.
Breathe in and out slowly 3-7 times and feel the energy flowing through your body!


Rishi Isometrics 5

Rishi 5: Spinal Twist

Spread your feet shoulder-width apart.

Exhale
– Turn your head and body to the right.
– Extend your left arm with an open hand to heaven, the right arm to earth. Make the space in between as long as possible (stretch).
– Hold on …

Inhale
– You calmly and relaxed return to your center position, your hands at the waist.

Exhale
– Turn the other way: head and body to the left.
– Extend your right arm with an open hand to heaven, the left arm to earth.
– Hold on …

Inhale
– Come back to your center position calmly and relaxed.
Breathe in and out slowly 3-7 times and feel the energy flowing through your body!

 


Have fun and lots of energy!


Other exercises

Meridian stretches

Train your PC mussels

Boost your immune system


Rishi Isometrics, powered by Online Tantra

Rishi Isometrics: let your energy flow freely!
blank

Satori de Ruijter

Hi, my name is Satori. You could say that I am enjoying life very much. Always looking at the bright side. My passion and lifestyle is tantra. Tantra is in my life for more than 20 years now. My wife and I fully enjoy it. We gave tantric workshops for many years. Now retired, but we have online tantra websites (ENG/NL). See online-tantra.com or .NL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.