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2 Meditations for Opening the Higher Centers

When the thyroid and parathyroid secretions are stimulated to a certain level, the praanic energy flows more freely into the upper energy centers of the head. The first meditation has this effect. The second meditation focuses in the Heart Center energy of compassion and the healing energy of the hands.

It is a meditation of levels beyond the realms of pain. Both meditations increase the circulation of blood to the brain. They are excellent as short meditations in themselves or as a preparation for a longer meditation. Both clear the mind and allow greater concentration.

Number One

Posture: Sit with a straight spine. Lift the chest. Arms stay straight with the hands resting on the knees in Giaan Mudra, thumb and index finger tips touching.

Focus: Concentrate at the Brow Point.

Mantra and Movement: Begin with the head facing forward, then turn the head to the right and chant Sat Nam, repeat 3 times. Then turn to the left shoulder and say Wha-hay Guru; repeat 3 times.

The mantra will be a rhythmic and continuous Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Wha-hay Guru, Wha­ hay Guru, Wha-hay Guru, Wha-hay Guru. A single repetition lasts about 7 seconds.

Time: Continue in a regular rhythm for 6 to 11 minutes.

Number Two

Posture: Sit with a straight spine. Extend the arms out to the sides parallel to the ground. Palms are flat and face up.

Focus: Concentrate on the top of the head, right at the crown, and at the same time be aware of the energy in the palms.

Mantra and Movement: Do the same head motion described in Meditation 1 above, but use the mantra Whaho Whaho Whaho Whaho when the head goes left and use the mantra Guru Guru Guru Guru when turning to the right.

Time: Continue for 6 minutes.

To End: Inhale deeply and relax the breath and the arms. Continue to meditate within the Self for a few minutes.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

These meditations can be found in Kriya, available through KRI.