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Renewing the Brain: Mental Exercises

Our fundamental right as human beings is to live our destiny, to be healthy, happy, and holy. The way we express that right is by rewriting the patterns in our brains; that is, literally, rewiring our responses to life so that we can quit reacting and begin living.

This kriya uses mudra to bring the brain into balance, balancing the glandular secretions throughout both hemispheres of the brain and throughout the body. Renewing the brain is your fundamental human right to manifest your own destiny and live a life of purpose.

Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.

Mantra: Chanting to Rakhe Rakhanhar, you will move through a series of eight postures, one posture for each line of the mantra.

Time: 1 hour 45 minutes.

1. Rakhay rakhanhaar aap ubaarian

Bend the elbow, raise the right hand with palm inward at face level, midway between side and front. Keep the head forward, look into the hand as if it were a mirror, shifting the eyes to the right so you are looking out of the corner of your eyes. This works on the optical nerve.

2. Gur kee pairee paa-eh kaaj savaarian

Bring both hands to the brow line with palms down, as if shading eyes. Gaze far away. This lets you see into the future.

3. Hoaa aap dayaal manho na visaarian

Rest the right elbow on the thigh and let the forehead rest on the right hand. This is confirmatlon.

4. Saadhjanaa kai sang bhavjal taarian

Bring the hands to either side of the head  at  face  level and make the hands into claws with palms forward. Lock the back teeth and squint the eyes. This gives you grit. It Is the inner wake-up.

5. Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaarian

Turn to the left, rest the left elbow on the thigh. Rest the chin in the fingers of the left hand, with the thumb pressing underneath the chin, and the side of the index finger pressing below the mouth. Raise and lower the eyes twice, gazing off. This is the Philosopher.

6. Tis saahib kee tayk naanak manai maa-eh

Slap the cheeks with both hands simultaneously, eyes closed, without fear. This works on the parasympathetic nervous system. This is Absolution.

7. Jis simrat sukh ho-eh saglay dookhjaa-eh

Cross the arms on the chest, arch the spine, cock the head back and tilt to the right.  Smile. This will give a feeling of reality and adversity. This is “Macho."

8. Jis simrat sukh ho-eh saglay  dookhjaa-eh

Arms open wide to 45 degrees. This is "Welcoming God."

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

This kriya can be found in Transformation, vol. 1, available through KRI.