This is a very powerful exercise and should be treated with a little caution. If you start feeling sick, stop and try again later. This is also helpful for menstrual disorders and helps with premature ejaculation.
Sit on a low chair or on the edge of a bed so that your feet are flat on the floor and your back straight. Cover your knees with your palms. Inhale through the nose while bending forward 45 degrees, keeping the back straight. Use the mind to feel a concentration of energy coming up through the soles, along both legs to CV1, between the anus and the sexual organs. Now breathe in just a little more as you bend a further 10 degrees and direct the energy to the uterus or penis. Slowly breathe out as you sit up. As with many yogic exercises, a little 'sexual feeling' may occur during practice, but this is quite natural.
For this exercise, lie on the ground with your arms by your sides and slowly relax every muscle. Inhale and imagine that the breath is coming in through your feet as you slowly lift your legs keeping the feet together. It is important not to use any more muscle than is necessary for the job —just think about which muscles you need and keep the rest relaxed. Bring the feet up 45 degrees and hold until you start to shake a little, usually about 10 seconds. Now as you breathe out, imagine that the air is moving from the stomach back down and out of your feet, as you slowly lower your feet to the ground.
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