KEX #1: Detachment

Reference: TR0 and Mindfulness
Reference: Sadhguru: Isha Kriya Instructions


Neti, neti” is an ancient Vedic method to discover and get rid of unwitting identifications. People generally identify themselves with their body and mind, and identify others by their body and mind. The body is an accumulation of physical elements. The mind is an accumulation of impressions of such elements. So a person is neither the body nor the mind.

The purpose of this exercise is to help a person become aware of the primary misidentifications with body and mind, while seeing them for what they really are.

This is the first exercise of “KEX” series. “KEX #1” simply means “Knowledge Exercise #1.” Elements of this exercise are borrowed from Scientology exercise called TR0, and Sadhguru’s exercise on Kriya Yoga (see the two references above). It is important that you become reasonably familiar with these two references.


The Posture

The purpose of the posture in meditation is to keep the body stably erect in a natural and comfortable manner, even in deep meditation. The legs are crossed while sitting in meditation because it locks the body in a stable position. In many cultures, especially in European culture, people are not used to sitting with their legs crossed. Therefore, as in TR0, one may sit in a straight-backed chair with feet flat on the floor and arms resting comfortably in the lap. The knees are positioned parallel to the shoulders. This alternate posture allows the body to remain stably erect.

For KEX #1, we use the posture as used in TR0, while focusing the attention mildly between the eyebrows as in Isha Kriya.


The Exercise

In this exercise you simply BE there and face all perceptions, sensations, feelings and emotions without avoiding, resisting, suppressing, or denying them (see TR0 and The Discipline of Mindfulness).

In addition you do the following (see Isha Kriya).
… (1) Inhale and exhale gently, slowly.
… (2) With each inhalation, mentally say to yourself: “I am not the body.” The inhalation should last the whole duration of that thought.
… (3) With each exhalation, mentally say to yourself: “I am not even the mind.” The exhalation should last the whole duration of that thought.

Do this exercise for at least 20 minutes at a stretch so that your energies get properly organized,

OPTIONAL: You may do this exercise while walking on a treadmill at a gentle pace. Make sure you have a safety cord attached to you, in case you stumble. Your body is generating more energy on a treadmill and that helps organize the energies better.


Please Note

This is an experimental exercise derived from Hubbard’s and Sadhguru’s interpretations of ancient knowledge. Here we have a consolidation of those interpretations.

Do this exercise for 20 minutes, twice a day, for 48 days; or once a day for 90 days. This is your commitment as recommended for Isha Kriya.

In doing this exercise one may get into very deep concentration, in which the thought being repeated turns into visualizations. Simply BE with those visualizations without interfering with them.

If you want, you can do the sitting exercise for up to 2 hours at a stretch, safely, as was determined on TR0.


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