Taught on July 11, 1986
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.
Mudra: Make a cradle with your arms. The left arm is underneath the right, and the left hand holds the right elbow. The right hand is relaxed and flat against the body. On each stroke of the inhale, the arms lift up and down slightly and very gently, as though you are bouncing a baby.
Breath & Mantra: Listen to the mantra Rakhe Rakhanhaar. Inhale in 8 strokes on the first line of the mantra, exhale in one long stroke through the nose on the second line of the mantra. Continue in this way, alternating the 8-stroke inhalation and the long exhalation with the lines of the mantra.
Rakhay rakhanhaar aap ubaarian
Gur kee pairee paa-eh kaaj savaarian
Hoaa aap dayaal manho na visaarian
Saadhjanaa kai sang bhavjal taarian
Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaarian
Tissaahib kee tayk naanak manai maa-eh
Jis simrat sukh ho-eh saglay dookhjaa-eh
Time: 31 minutes
Experience what a Mother does. Imagine there's a baby cradled in your arms. With each inhale you are caring for it. Each time you inhale the cradle rises up and down very gently. Don't feel shy. It is very accurate.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
This meditation can be found in I Am a Woman: Essential Kriyas for Women in the Aquarian Age, available through KRI.