At times when the path of truth and clarity seems lost, calm yourself and still your mind, then the path will come to you. To live life according to the guidance of the inner truth is essential. If you do not, you will have doubts. If doubts are not removed, then frustration comes in. Frustration, when not released, leads to anger. Anger then leads to destructive action either to theself, others, or both. To stop this vicious cycle, create the habit to still the mind and ask questions of your own higher consciousness. This meditation can develop that capacity and strengthen your mental direction.
Posture: Sit with a straight spine in Easy Pose or Lotus Pose. Make the hands into a cup with the palms facing up. Leave a fish-like hole between the sides of the little fingers. Bow the head forward over the palms.
Eyes: Look into the palms with the eyes almost closed.
Breath: Inhale in 10 parts. Mentally chant the mantra Waho with each part. Exhale in 10 parts mentally chanting the mantra Guru with each part. Continue for 11 minutes. To end, inhale and exhale powerfully and relax.
Remain in Easy Pose or Lotus Pose with a straight spine. Chant Waho aloud 8 times and then chant Guru aloud 8 times, both in a monotone:
Waho Waho Waho Waho Waho Waho Waho Waho
Guru Guru Guru Guru Guru Guru Guru Guru
Time:Continue for 5 to 11 minutes.
Originally taught on May 27, 1974
© 1974 The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan