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Shiv Kriya: Hold the Mother Instinct

Originally taught on July l0, 1986

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.

Mudra: Make a fist with the left hand, thumb up. Make a fist with the right hand around the left thumb. Fists are in line, one above the other, with the right thumb extended up. Hold the mudra at the Heart Center and concentrate at the Heart Center.

Breath: Make a beak of your mouth and inhale through the mouth. Exhale through the nose. Breathe slowly and deeply.

Mantra: listen to the mantra Rakhe Rakhanhaar.

Rakhay rakhanhaar aap ubaarian

Gur kee pairee paa-eh kaaj savaarian

Hoaa aap dayaal manho na visaarian

Saadh janaa kai sang bhavjal taarian

Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaarian

Tis saahib kee tayk naanak manai maa-eh

Jis simrat sukh ho-eh sag/ay dookh jaa-eh

Time: Suggested 11 minutes.

Comments: The hands will hold the mother instinct. It can be totally perfect. Feel that you are a divine unit. Make this very dear to your heart. Concentrate at the Heart Center.

"Your one touch to a child can give that child the strength to excel. Your one denial can totally make that child nothing—that is how powerful you are. In your caliber there is a consciousness. In that consciousness there is a caring being. In that caring being there is God. Look to your vastness. Look to your totality. If your behavior is very cozy, calm, wise, and cool, you have all the strength you need in the palm of your hand."
-Yogi Bhajan, 7/10/86

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

This kriya can be found in I Am a Woman: Creative, Sacred, & Invincible available through KRI.