Kundalini Yoga Venus Kriyas (were only taught in the early 70's, by Yogi Bhajan)
Venus Kriyas are Kundalini
Yoga exercises done with a partner, usually a partner of the opposite sex. "Kriya"
means "completed action": "kri" is sanskrit for "to
do." "Venus" refers to love, being the name of the Roman Goddess
of love and beauty.
Although Venus Kriyas are less intense than Tantric Yoga, they fall into the category of a more advanced Kundalini Yoga practice, because they intensify the experience of the exercise through the polarities of the male-female interaction. Therefore, it is important to adhere closely to the following guidelines when teaching Venus Kriyas:
Always tune in with Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo before practicing Venus Kriyas.
Do not line the students
up in lines as in Tantric Yoga. Two people can sit together anywhere.
If you line up, then the energy is shared diagonally. That is not the intention of Venus Kriyas.
The energy is only intended to be shared between partners.
Venus Kriyas should never be done to sensually or sexually seduce one's partner. Explain the importance of approaching these exercises with neutrality and purity. If done with the wrong intention, they lose their effectiveness and in fact, it can be more damaging than helpful.
Limit the exercise to 3 minutes (unless specifically taught otherwise by Yogi Bhajan.) Yogi Bhajan has said that doing these kriyas correctly for 3 minutes, and no more than 3 minutes, is very lucky.
Do not teach Venus Kriyas
in Beginners classes, or a class with even one or two beginner students. Reserve
Venus Kriyas for those with Kundalini Yoga experience. Use your judgement to
assess when students have the discipline to practice Venus Kriyas without sexual
Do not create an entire class using Venus Kriyas. Just use one or two along with a Kundalini Yoga kriya.
Venus Kriyas are NOT to be done by pregnant women.
Venus Kriya Pushing Palms
Venus Kriya Washing Windows
Venus Kriya Shoulder Stand
Venus Kriya Three Part Kriya
Venus Kriya Liver Twist
Venus Kriya Fish Pose
Venus Kriya Rock Pose
Venus Kriya Touching Fingertips
Venus Kriya To Get Rid of Grudges
Venus Kriya Shiva Shakti Pose
Venus Kriya LIfe Current Kriya *)
Venus Kriya Sending Prana *)
Venus Kriya One Unit *)
Venus Kriya Strenuous Crow *)
Venus Kriya One Leg Life Nerve Stretch *)
Venus Kriya Life Nerve Stretch *)
Venus Kriya Heart Lotus *)
*) updated September 1" 2017
The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan ©2008