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Bringing Mental Balance

This meditation is also known as the meditation to do 'When Nothing Else Works.' When you're at your wits' end, when you don't know what to do, when nothing else works, this meditation does!

Posture: Sit with a straight spine.

Mudra: Interlace the fingers with the palms facing up; fingers point up at a gentle 60° angle; thumbs are straight. Hold the inverted Venus Lock at the solar plexus.

Eyes: The eyes are one-tenth open.

Mantra: Chant the Guru Gaitri Mantra:

Gobinday, Mukanday, Udaaray, Apaaray, Hareeang, Kareeang, Nirnaamay, Akaamay

These are the eight aspects of God: Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightener, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desireless.

It should totally turn into a sound current. Chant as fast as possible so that the words are indistinguishable.

Time: Start with 11 minutes and over time build up to 31 minutes.

This is one of five meditations taught by Yogi Bhajan specifically to prepare for "the gray period of the planet and to bring mental balance." Yogi Bhajan described a period of brain disorientation that occurs in times of great transition, when the axis of the Earth has shifted and the magnetic field changes. When this happens, our biological systems undergo great stress. Many people become depressed and many brains cease to function well, make good judgments, or keep a sense of self. It is a natural phenomenon. This meditation is a legacy from those sages that experimented in those times in the past and found a way to counter the inner cold depression and existential disconnectedness.
-Aquarian Teacher Level 2 Vitality and Stress Manual

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan