Archer Pose can be challenging, but 11 minutes of archer pose on each side of the body is a simple way to build up the Radiant Body. View instructions for how to Archer Pose here.
“When you understand who and what you are, your radiance projects into the universal radiance and everything around you becomes creative and full of opportunity.” ~ Siri Singh Sahib Ji
Radiance is our shine—our inner light. It’s what attracts opportunity and prosperity into our lives. It’s what protects us from fear and hatred. Our Radiant Body is our protection; but it is also our projection, a witness to our royal courage, our grace, and our willingness to be of service to others.
As we approach the Aquarian Age, the pressure we are experiencing now will only increase. These days and times demand a strong nervous system, a clear arcline and a radiant aura; these elements, along with a vibrant Pranic Body, contribute to the health and strength of our Radiant Body. If our Radiant Body is weak, we become susceptible to paranoia and delusions, and unable to serve others or our own destiny.
Radiance is our projection. We affirm who we are through the word—Sat Nam. We experience who we are through the breath. We deliver who we are through our radiance. Yogi Bhajan often said our presence should be a healing. Can you imagine your radiance uplifting someone from across a room, someone you’ve never even met or may never meet? This is what is asked of us in the Aquarian Age. As leaders, teachers, healers, and yogis, our presence is our radiance; and if our presence cannot deliver, nothing will.
Be the light and illumine every dark corner of the world.
“If you are human and your presence doesn’t work, all the wealth and all the knowledge will not work either. Once you develop a personal discipline, your psyche starts emitting a sense of confidence, trust, and grace, and that creates love. Your radiance should be so strong, that even if a hateful person sees you, it should totally neutralize the other person’s psyche so that they experience nothing but love and friendship.” ~Siri Singh Sahib Ji, November 27, 1995
The above excerpts are from Transformation vol. 1, available through KRI.
Excerpt about Archer Pose from Kundalini Postures and Poetry, by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa
On the physical plane, we have lots of reasons for doing Archer Pose. It helps develop strength in the quadriceps and the intestines. The legs and knees are being strengthened. Outstanding physical stamina and strength are gained, while, remarkably, at the same time, there is an inner posture of feelings taking place that is equal in power to the pure physical connection of feet to the ground.
Sometimes called the Hero Posture, Archer Pose develops the 3rd Chakra, strength of will, and courage. Plus, it is said that the need for excessive sleep disappears!
Archer Pose can be challenging, but 11 minutes of archer pose on each side is a simple way to build up the Radiant Body and develop the Navel Center.
Chivalry and fearlessness, inherent in this noble warrior stance,
Physical stamina and strength in feet, thighs, and arms enhanced.
Archer also puts pressure on the thigh bone,
Balancing calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.
Instructions for Archer Pose
Posture: Bring the right foot forward so that the feet are 2-3 feet apart. The right toes face forward while the left foot comes to a 45 degree angle, with the heel back and the toes forward. The left leg stays straight and strong as the right knee bends until the thigh is almost parallel to the ground (do not let the knee go beyond the toes); tuck the tailbone.
Curl the fingers of both hands onto the palms, thumbs pulled back. As if pulling back a bow and arrow, lift the right arm up, extended forward parallel to the ground, over the right knee. The left arm, bent at the elbow, pulls back until the fist is at the left shoulder.
Pull Neck Lock. Chin in, chest out. Feel this stretch across the chest.
Eyes: Eyes stare beyond the thumb to Infinity.
Switch legs, to the same posture with the left leg forward
Time: Practice for 3-11 minutes on each side.
Find Archer Pose in the Aquarian Teacher KRI Teacher Training Manual Level 1 and I am a Woman, available through KRI.