Sealing Off the Lower Nature

An e-devotee asks what asana besides the lotus posture would work to close off the lower chakras. Gurudeva's response describes the lower chakras in terms of the lower nature and spiritual and non-spiritual people. Then he gives his advice.

Photo of  Gurudeva
The force of the intellectual area of the mind is controlled and transmuted through the power of a regulated breath. A beginning pranayama is a method of breathing nine counts as we inhale, holding one; nine counts as we exhale, holding one count.