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Book of Vladimir Antonov "Spiritual Practices (Training Aid)"

Psycho-physical exercises got this name because their psychic component is combined with simultaneously performing physical movements

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God and Us

Stages of the Spiritual Path

Multidimensionality of the Universe

The "Creation" and the "End of the World"

Where Should We Seek God?

Hell and Paradise

How Can We Fall in Love with God?

God — and Divine Teachers

God versus Pagan "Deities"

Spiritual Heart as the Organ of Love

"Babaji's Formula"




Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)

Abandonment of the Lower Self for the Sake of Merging with the Higher Self

Practice of the Straight Path

Preliminary Methods

Initial Methods

Ethic Self-Correction

Impressions as Food for the Soul

Initial Control of Emotions

Self-Discipline and Energy

Hygienic Advice

Hatha Yoga


Basic Methods

General Information

"Cross of Buddha"


Relaxation Asanas


Psycho-Physical Exercises


Latihan. Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Cleansing of Chakras. Opening Up of Spiritual Heart

Going out from the Body

Development of Chakras. Dantyans

Work with Meridians. Sushumna, Chitrini, Zhen-Mo, "Microcosmic Orbit" and the Middle Meridian

The "Cocoon"

"Bubbles of Perception"

Development of "Power in Subtlety" (Correct "Crystallization" of Consciousness)

Winter Swimming

Meditative Running

The Highest Methods

Their Aim and Scheme of Work

Pranava. "Birth" and "Maturing" in the Holy Spirit

Driving Out Demons

"Total Reciprocity" (Nirodhi)

Baptism of Fire. Merging with Fiery Divine "Mahadouble"

The "Root"

"Raising of Kundalini"

Entering the Abode of the Creator



Psycho-Physical Exercises

Psycho-Physical Exercises

Now let us learn four psycho-physical exercises. They got this name because their psychic component is combined with simultaneously performing physical movements, with the latter contributing to the mastering of the former. The basic idea of these exercises was invented by Peter Donov, a mystic of the beginning of the 20th century; later it was developed by Omram Michael Aivankhov, and then by us.

The first exercise of this series is called "Awakening". A person awakens from a long sleep of self-isolation from harmony, beauty and love of the outer world. (While standing we raise the hands up and stretch ourselves as if after a sleep). Let us let all the pure, the light and the vital that exists outside us in. Feel the whole waterfall of astonishingly pure, transparent, light and subtle feelings and morning freshness flowing from above. Fill yourself with this morning freshness. Fill yourself with the waves of freshness, overfill yourself with them! (Hands move down to the shoulders, as if assisting this process, then move up again and then repeat this movements several times). We are reaching as high and subtle emotional state as possible.

The second exercise is called "Giving Away". Hands are held against the chest and then make a wide gesture moving forward and apart: what we received we should give to other people — the level of spiritual advancement of an individual is measured by his or her ability to give. Also, in order for a vessel to get filled with fresh water it needs to be emptied first. He who does not empty himself by giving away what he has, does not get renewed, does not grow himself. We repeat this exercise again and again, pouring out, giving away all the good that we accumulated — generously, free, without desire to receive any reward. We send subtlest and intense waves of streaming fresh and pure love far forward. We feel the chest getting inflated by energy of love that comes swelling from behind. A flower that exhales a tender fragrance starts to blossom out in the chest. We send these bright vibrations forward. This is the fragrance of love itself!

The third exercise is "Reconciliation". We raise the right hand above the head and concentrate in the palm and the space that immediately surrounds it. Then we slowly bring the hand down and draw with it a sinusoid with a half-cycle of about thirty centimeters. The edge of the palm should be facing the direction of the hand's movement. While doing this we try to feel the space, in which the hand moves, as some energy field, to which we assign a new characteristic: peace, harmony, and calm. We may "extend" the hand mentally. (We may imagine various ways of performing dancing movements: jerky and quick versus gentle, smooth and elegant. Each of the ways disposes both the performer and the audience to corresponding emotional states). And this simple but powerful gesture, which symbolizes harmony, will be helping everyone as they master this exercise (one should feel it deeply through) in every situation, even if performed without being accompanied with movements of the body.

The fourth exercise of this group is called "Climbing Up". We raise the hands up with the palms facing sideward and then bring them down laterally, making sweeps. We repeat this movement several times, with each sweep we are as it were hatching out of another coarse envelope and becoming lighter, purer, we raise to the source of the light above — the sun… It becomes very close to us; few more swings and we reach it… We flow into a space which is filled with purest and subtlest light, and enjoy being in it… Then we slowly get down to the earth but with the sun in the chest. We touch the ground… and shine out at people and all other living beings with sunlight coming from our chests.




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Psycho-physical exercises got this name because their psychic component is combined with simultaneously performing physical movements