Taught by Yogi Bhajan on November 22, 1977
“Caliber is the total capacity of an individual to project one’s identity. You do not miss, you do not fail, you do not go wrong, you do not go under. Your caliber does not fail you. Caliber is a basic, consistent power in which a person can project, communicate, and lodge oneself, like a bullet.”
-Yogi Bhajan, 7/31/96
Posture: Sit in a meditative posture with a straight spine.
Mudra: The heel of the right palm covers the right ear and the heel of the left palm covers the left ear so that the fingers come around to the back of the head. The fingers and thumbs of each hand are together. The tips of the Saturn (middle) fingers touch each other behind the head; if the hair is down, be sure the hands are touching the skin of the neck. Extend the elbows straight out to the sides.
Eyes: 1/10th open.
Mantra: Ek Ong Kaar
To Practice: Inhale deeply and exhale a few times. Then inhale to begin. Chant the mantra three times with maximum force. “Don’t go after the music. Go after the full blast strength.” After chanting the mantra 3 times press the tongue flat against the upper palate with all your strength. Breathe naturally, and press hard for 60 seconds.
Time: One cycle of the practice is approximately 90 seconds.
Special Conditions: Under no circumstances should the mantra be done more than three times or the tongue pressed for more than a minute.
What do we want to change in oursleves? We definitely want to change our own caliber. We want to make our caliber positive and high so that we can grasp the entire feeling of creativity, so that we can know. That is the extreme sense we enjoy as human beings.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
This kriya can be found in the manual, KRIYA, available through KRI.