This meditation expands the aura using a mantra to activate the power of the Heart Center. This enables the compassion of the Universe to uplift you and creates a Divine Shield to accompany and protect you through the ups and downs of life. If you practice this meditation a regular basis, it can eliminate the feeling of loneliness and separation from your soul.
Posture & Mudra: Raise the right knee up with the right foot flat on the ground, toes pointing straight ahead. Place the sole of the left foot against the arch and ankle of the right foot. The ball of the left foot rests just in front of the ankle bone of the right foot.
Make a fist of the left hand and place it on the ground beside the hip. Use this to balance the posture. Bend the right elbow and place it on the top of the right knee. Bring the right hand back along the side of the head with the palm facing the ear. Form a shallow cup of the right palm. Then bring it against the skull so that it contacts the skull below the ear but stays open above the ear. It is as if you formed a cup of the hand to amplify a faint sound that you want to hear.
Eyes: Closed & focused at the brow point.
Mantra: Inhale deeply and chant Maaa in a long, full, smooth sound. Project the sound as if someone is listening to you. As you chant, listen to the sound and let it vibrate through your whole body. If you chant in a group, hear the overtones that develop and let those tones vibrate all around you and in every cell of your body.
The mantra is Maaa. Chant it at a comfortable high pitch. When you have exhaled completely, take another deep breath and continue. In a group you may all inhale at different times. The group sound will seem continuous.
Start slowly. Learn to hold the concentration into the sound.
Continue for 11-31 minutes. Then change the legs and hands to the other side. Continue for an equal amount of time.
It is difficult to stay positive and clear when you feel unsafe, fearful, or unprotected. Those feelings occur when the aura that surrounds the body is weak and small.
The human aura can extend out to nine feet in all directions. If it drops below four feet, we tend to become depressed and unable to withstand negativity. When we extend the aura, it acts as a filter and connects us to the universal magnetic field.
The sound of Maaa calls on compassion and protection. It is the sound that a baby uses to call on the mother. Here, your soul is the child, and the Universe becomes the Mother. If you call, She will come to your aid and comfort.
© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.