Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on 4/5/94
Posture: Bring the right hand above the crown of the head 6 to 9 inches, like you are blessing yourself. The left hand is by the shoulder, palm facing forward like a pledge; like you are blessing the Universe.
Breath: Breathe long, slow and deep. Build up to a One Minute Breath. Kiss the breath with affection and feeling, "a hug kind of feeling.” Breathe consciously. If you are doing it correctly. the taste in your mouth will change.
Eyes: The eyes are closed. Roll the eyes down and look at the chin. Keep this eye position throughout the three parts.
Comments: Here you are mentally and hypnotically blessing yourself. This self-blessing is to affect and correct the magnetic field. It is said that doing this exercise will hurt if you have a lot of anger. Self-help is very difficult for those who are angry. After doing this exercise for 5 minutes your muscles may start hurting if your diet is improper. The taste in your mouth will change if you are breathing correctly.
Time: 11 minutes
To End: Inhale and transition into Part 2.
Position: Extend the arms straight out parallel to the ground with the palms facing down. Straighten the arms tight and stretch.
Effects: This will strengthen the heart and open the heart center.
Time: 3 minutes
To End: Inhale deep and raise arms into position for Part 3.
Position: Raise the arms straight up and stretch. Palms are flat and face forward . Do not bend the elbows.
Time: 3 minutes
To End: Inhale deep and hold tight for 15 seconds. Stretch. Lift the spine. Exhale with Cannon Breath. Repeat 3 times.
Comments: Can you spare seventeen minutes for yourself in twenty-four hours? This meditation will totally change you from the inside out. It will give you self-consciousness, self-experience, self-love and then you can love everybody. Become total.
©The teachings of Yogi Bhajan