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The Last Resort Meditation

This meditation brings relaxation, strength, and mental clarity. It brings soul talk: the infinite capacity to experience the power of your soul right on the spot.

"This isn’t one of those meditations you hear about very much, but the benefits are tremendous. It is a deeply personal meditation—one you practice when it’s not quite working to seek the answers anywhere outside of yourself. Through a powerful combination of breath, mantra, and deep focus, this meditation brings you into an intimate conversation and relationship with your soul and your infinity capacity. You become your best. A great side benefit is that you build tremendous breath capacity by practicing it. Give it a try and see how it works for you." - Dev Suroop Kaur

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight. Have the hands in the lap, palms up, right hand resting in left, thumb tips touching.

Eye Focus: Eyes are closed.

Mantra: Chant the Wahe Guru Wahe Jio mantra 8 times on one breath. Chant in a monotone:

Whaa-Hay Guroo Whaa-Hay Guroo Whaa-Hay Guroo Whaa-Hay Jee-0

Breathe very deeply in order to complete the cycle, which will take approximately 45 seconds. Release the breath very slowly as you chant. If at first the breath doesn't hold for the full 8 repetitions, stop, breathe, and begin again. Build up your capacity.

This mantra causes a very subtle rub against the center of the palate, and stimulates the 32nd meridian, known in the West as the Christ Meridian, and in the East as Sattvica Buddha Bindh

Time: Start with 11 minutes maximum. Gradually increase to 22 minutes, then 33 minutes.

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