Meditation on Woman as the Ashtabhuja

This is a guided visualization meditation on the image of the eight-armed ashtabhuja, the omniscient and omni-powerful woman to whom God itself bows. 

Part One: Visualization

Posture & Mudra: Sit in Easy Pose. Bring the thumbs to the mound of Mercury and keep the other fingers straight and together. Raise the hands up, palms facing forward, fingertips at the level of the ears.

Eyes: Close your eyes and concentrate at the pituitary gland, fixing the optical nerve at thirty degrees.

Visualization: Picture eight powerful hands emerging from your shoulders—four on each side. This is the image of the ashtabhuja, the omniscient and omni-powerful woman to whom God bows. Visualize it. Hypnotize yourself and become a creative deity.

Breath: Breathe consciously.


Continue for 3 minutes. To end, inhale and hold the breath, tight, for 30 seconds. Exhale and immediately begin Part Two.

Part Two: Nobility

Chant: Maintain the mudra and sing along with the song “Nobility: The Song of the Noble Woman,” by Dr. Wahe Guru Kaur Khalsa, LA. (If you can’t find a recording of the song, you can also read the lyrics below aloud.) Chant with the tip of your tongue, solidly.

Nobility: the Song of the Noble Woman

Noble is a virtue of the presence of God.
Greatest virtue that can be expressed.
Noble to everyone whoever they may be
Before the One God, equality.

Noble is a virtue that affects every soul,
as innocence affects the heart.
Woman has one virtue, to be noble 'til death.
Living nobly is very blessed.
Living your truth is happiness.

A noble woman gives birth to a noble life.
Noble children and surroundings be.
A noble woman looks and lives nobility
Even if she lives in poverty.
And though a mirror's distorted when it is cracked,
Noble habits build a noble life.
Don't barter character values for benefits.
Noble one of God does not forget.

Nobility is manufactured inside,
Training of exerting self-esteem.
To see herself confirms a virtuous face,
Selfless living, grace, through time and space.

Continue for 5 minutes

Part Three: Root Lock

Maintain the posture and concentrate at the Navel Point. Pull the Root Lock and project your nobility, your virtue, your God—create a trinity and set yourself in a trance. Concentrate at the Navel Point, exactly two inches below the belly button. Concentrate at the Third Chakra. Squeeze it and project out the trinity: nobility, you, and God. Seal it. Breathe without letting the lock of the navel go.

Continue for 1 ½ minutes and then relax. To end, shake the arms above the head for 30 seconds. Shake up your body so that the energy can go to all the healing areas you need.

© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.

Originally taught on 7/16/92

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