Variation 1: Adi Kriya, taught on September 19, 1977
When Yogi Bhajan was taught this meditation, his teacher said, "Sit down in an easy posture: look like a man of God and think a good thought." In this meditation, holding the breath out flushes and purifies the blood, which is excellent for ridding the body of disease. In addition, there are four main yogic claims for practicing this meditation:
- Not only is the blood purified but it has more power to absorb oxygen so that the main functions of the bodily organs gain a special kind of strength.
- It prevents senility in old age.
- You will not project the signs of old age either through your skin or your features.
- You will not grow fat.
Posture: Sit in any comfortable meditative position with a straight spine. This can be practiced alone or in partners.
Mantra: Mool Mantra. Inhale deeply and chant the mantra; hold the breath out and vibrate the mantra mentally at the same pace. Inhale and begin the sequence again.
Ek Ong Kaar Sat Naam,
Ajoonee (pause) Saibhang
Aad Sach, Jugaad Sach,
Hai Bhee Sach, Naanak Hosee Bhee Sach
Eyes: 1/2 closed, 9/ lOth closed or completely closed.
Time: Build to 31 minutes. When 31 minutes is reached, you will have a sensation of weightlessness for about 10-15 minutes after completing the meditation.
To Practice in Partners: Sit facing one another, as one partner holds the breath out, the other chants the mantra aloud; then the roles reverse. The second person holds the breath out as the first inhales and chants the mantra aloud, and continue.
©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan