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Meditation for Spiritual Stamina

This meditation is offered in reverence to our mental capacity and creativity. The spine must be straight and the hands held over the head at all times in order to cover the body's magnetic field. The hands themselves act as a neutral polarity to the electromagnetism that the meditation builds up. 

For the first few minutes, you may experience nothing but misery and discomfort. But, if you can go through the pain, you will enter into a relaxation such as you have never before experienced. If you are honest with yourself in practicing this meditation, you can gain as much spiritual stamina as you like. 

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose (a comfortable cross-legged sitting position), or in a chair with a straight spine.

Mudra: Interlace the fingers and raise the arms up over the head with the palms facing down. Bend the elbows and lower the hands until they are about 6 inches from the crown of the head. 

Eyes: 1/10th open.

Breath: Deeply inhale and suspend the breath in. Completely exhale and suspend the breath out. Be sure to use long, deep, complete breaths. 

Time: Continue for 11 minutes; gradually increase the practice up to 31 minutes.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.

"The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra.

"Sometimes each person's load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.” --Yogi Bhajan 10/5/01

© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC. Used with permission.

This meditation can be found in KRIYA, available through KRI