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Meditation for Radiance: Wahe Guru Pranayam

Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on 4/20/89

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 1/10th open.

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).

"Vibrate the pranic body and imbue the Wahe Guru, the trikuti mantra, in each cell…like you are an ocean of sound and every cell is a bell that’s vibrating.”

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. Keep the hands in fists until they cool down before opening the hands.

Time: Start with 3 minutes and gradually increase practice to a maximum 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