This is a Laya Yoga meditation. Laya Yoga is the science of relating breath, rhythm and mantra to produce altered states of consciousness. Each japa (repetition of mantra) creates tapa (psychic heat). When you rotate the breath and volume of sound properly. it creates heat that burns off karma.
A state of ecstasy exists within us all the time. It is not dependent on the caprice of circumstance and personality. It is an infinite pool that refreshes the heart and gives us strength to create a better self and a better world. It is available—we only need to access it. This meditation is a tool that opens the door to that experience of ecstasy.
The relationship between your life in the finite and the Infinite depends on the rhythm of the breath. By controlling the breath, this kriya can give you a consciousness of ecstasy and calm the nerves. This calmness can also help to reduce fevers.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with the elbows straight and hands in Gyan Mudra.
Eyes: Close the eyes and concentrate at the Brow Point.
Breath and Mantra: Chant two complete cycles of this mantra with each breath:
Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Wahe Wahe Guru
After chanting the two cycles, take a deep, quick breath and repeat. A complete cycle takes about 12 seconds.
Continue for 11 to 31 minutes. To end, inhale and concentrate the energy at the crown of the head.
This mantra is a triple sound. As you continue the meditation it will lead your mind through three stages. The first stage is rhythmic and your mind will enjoy it, but it will still allow the thoughts of the day to enter. You will resist putting all your energy toward ecstasy.
In the second stage, your self-conscious mind will reward you and allow you to feel yourself. However, you will feel disturbed as your usual thoughts slip away.
In the third stage, you will want to get rid of the self-consciousness and immerse yourself unconsciously into the ecstasy. You will become so calm you will want to sleep. This is the merging of a raindrop into a vastly calm and beautiful lake. You reflect all, cleanse all, refresh all. If you cross this third stage, you can know the ecstasy living within yourself and enter into a conscious balance and play with Infinity.