Caliber is a basic, consistent power in which a person can project and communicate. This meditation can form the basis of an extraordinary sadhana. It adjusts the projection and the command of the breath. It is intended to improve your capacity to project your identity and reach excellence in life. It was originally said to conquer depression and discouragement, and to build tremendous strength in the nervous system.
The time must be built up gradually. Start small and be sure that you can do it properly before you increase the time. Do not exceed 11 minutes. As you master the practice, you can increase the time that you hold the breath out from 15 seconds up to 60 seconds.
Posture: Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh.
Mudra: Extend both arms straight forward, and parallel to the ground. Curl the fingers of the right hand into a fist. Extend the thumb straight up. Keep the elbow straight and move the fist to the center of the body. Move the left arm to the center and wrap the fingers of the left hand around the outside of the right hand’s fist. Extend the left thumb straight up. Adjust the grip of the hands to that the thumbs can touch along their sides as they point up. The tips of the thumbs will form a little "V" like a gunsight.
Breath: Inhale deeply and fill the lungs for 5 seconds. Exhale completely and empty the lungs for 5 seconds. Then suspend the breath out as you stay still for 15 seconds.
Eyes: Focus the eyes on the thumbnails and through the "V." Look through the V like a gunsight, seeing far away and seeing the V.
Continue this breath cycle for 3-5 minutes. Slowly build up to 11 minutes. Do not exceed 11 minutes.
If you feel dizzy or disoriented in this practice, be sure you are suspending the breath properly, and that you are applying Neck Lock.
If you are doing it correctly and still feel dizzy, have a partner supervise your practice by timing it, having a glass of water handy, and giving you a massage at the end. Then build your nervous system to a new level. When it is strong, you may find a new stability and trust in yourself.
© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.
This meditation was originally taught on 10/3/79 and can be found in the Aquarian Teacher Training Manual and on the Library of Teachings.