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Meditation for Radiance: Wahe Guru Pranayam

To realize the Infinity carried by the breath.

This meditation will produce the kind of radiance that can carry you through to Infinity.

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose.

Mudra: Place each thumb on the Mercury mound (the pad of the palm right underneath the pinkie finger) then close your other fingers over it in a fist. Place each fist in the opposite armpit with the right arm over the left. You should be able to feel pressure on your fists. Bend your head down so that your chin is on your chest.

Eyes: The eyes are closed down to tiny slits.

Breath: Inhale and mentally vibrate "Wah" (about 2 seconds). Hold and mentally vibrate "Hay" (about 2 seconds). Exhale as you mentally vibrate "Guru" (about 4 seconds).

Caution: Your thumbs may become very hot. If the heat becomes too intense, straighten your arms and place your hands on your knees still in fists and continue.

Time: Continue for a total of 11 minutes.

After a short rest, your thumbs will cool down and your hands will relax. Slowly open your fists.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

[Published in Aquarian Times, Spring 2002]