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Meditation to Teach You How to Pray

Mudra: Interlace the fingers so the left Mercury finger (pinkie) is on the outside. Extend the Jupiter fingers (index) up straight. Cross the thumbs, so right is over left. Place this mudra in front of the Heart Center so the thumbs are very dose to the chest, and the Jupiter fingers are pointing straight up toward the ceiling. The elbows will be bent.

Eyes: Closed or 1/10th open.

Focus: Build an image of yourself. You are still and radiant. Your breath is slow, deep and meditative. Imagine you are sitting on the top of Mount Everest, so all the world is around you. Consider your spine is like a tube of light. There is light between the base of your neck and the base where you are sitting. Now it is sending out light rays. You can send waves to the entire globe with each thought.

Your prayer is like a stone, which is dropped in the middle of some water. It creates waves and ripples. Feel yourself as the waves and ripples go on and on unto Infinity. The power of your soul is the pure power. Let the power of your soul vibrate out. It has no limit or boundary. With each breath and with the ripples of your heartbeat, project, bless, and be blessed. Merge in Infinity and let Infinity find you too.

Time: 11 minutes, 31 minutes maximum.

To End: Do heavy Breath of Fire, holding the position to awaken yourself out of the meditation. Continue for 1 minute.

Then stretch the arms out to the sides, forearms bent up at about a 45-degree angle, palms down. Begin circling just the hands, right hand counterclockwise and left hand clockwise, in 6-inch circles. Don't just circle them. Stop every so often as the hands are up and out to the sides, and flutter your fingers a little, as if you are sending off energy to the environment and space around you.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan