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Shiva Kriya  practice at Home

Shiva Kriya is a form of meditation practice that focuses on connecting with the divine energy of Lord Shiva, promoting inner peace, and spiritual growth. Performing Shiva Kriya at home involves a series of steps that combine breathing techniques, meditation, and visualization. Here is a simple guide to practicing Shiva Kriya at home:

### Preparation1. **Choose a Quiet Space**: Find a peaceful, clean space in your home where you won't be disturbed.

2. **Set Up an Altar (Optional)**: You can set up a small altar with a picture or statue of Lord Shiva or Shiva Lingam. some flowers, and incense to create a sacred atmosphere.

3. **Comfortable Clothing**: Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows you to sit comfortably for the duration of your practice.

4. **Time**: Set aside a specific time each day for your practice, preferably in the morning or evening when it's quieter.

### Practice1. **Sit Comfortably**: Sit in a comfortable meditative posture, such as cross-legged on the floor or on a chair with your feet flat on the ground. Keep your spine straight and hands resting on your knees or in your lap.

2. **Focus on Your Breath**: Begin by taking a few deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Allow your breath to become steady and natural.

3. **Om Chanting**: Start by chanting "Om" three times. This helps to tune your mind and body to the meditative state.

4. **Shiva Mantra**: Recite a Shiva mantra, such as "Om Namah Shivaya," either silently or aloud. Repeat the mantra with focus and devotion.

5. **Visualization**: Visualize a bright light or a flame in the center of your forehead, at the third eye chakra (Ajna chakra). Imagine this light spreading throughout your body, filling you with divine energy.

6. **Breathing Technique**: Practice a specific breathing technique like Ujjayi (victorious breath) or alternate nostril breathing (Nadi Shodhana) to calm your mind and enhance your focus.

7. **Meditation**: Sit quietly in meditation, focusing on your breath, the mantra, or the visualization. If your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your point of focus.

8. **Conclude with Gratitude**: Finish your practice by expressing gratitude to Lord Shiva and the divine energy you have connected with. You can also chant "Om Shanti Shanti Shanti" to invoke peace.

### Post-Practice1. **Relax**: Spend a few minutes sitting quietly, absorbing the energy and peace from your practice.2. **Daily Reflection**: Take a moment to reflect on your practice and any experiences or insights you gained.

### Tips for Consistency- **Set a Routine**: Try to practice at the same time every day to build a habit.- **Start Small**: If you're new to meditation, start with shorter sessions (5-10 minutes) and gradually increase the duration as you become more comfortable.- **Stay Patient**: Meditation is a gradual process. Be patient with yourself and allow your practice to evolve naturally.

By regularly practicing Shiva Kriya, you can cultivate a deeper connection with your inner self and experience greater peace and spiritual growth.

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