The combination of rhythmic sound, mudra, asana, and eye focus in this kriya are said to bring you into the experience of your own Infinity. Chanting from the diaphragm is a powerful way to open the lungs.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.
Mudra: Bring the hands, palms up, just above the diaphragm in front of the chest. Rest the back of the right hand in the palm of the left hand. Extend the thumbs and point them away from the body. Keep the thumbs separated at all times.
Mantra: Sat Naam Sat Naam Sat Naam Sat Naam Sat Naam Sat Naam Whaa-hay Guroo. Inhale deeply, completely exhale and chant the mantra in a monotone 3 times on each breath.
Eyes: Focus at the tip of the nose.
Continue for up to 31 minutes, but not more.
Many Kundalini Yoga mantras come from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Book of the Sikhs. Like any spiritual tradition, Sikhism has many names for the Divine; Waheguru and Sat Nam are two of them.
In the language of the Sikhs, Waheguru translates to the Almighty God: the Creator, the Supreme Soul. Sat Nam breaks into the seed sounds of Sat, meaning True, and Naam, meaning Name or Identity. So Sat Nam means in essence True Name, or True Identity, regardless of religious affiliation.
© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.
This meditation was originally taught on 2/1/79 and can be found in Praana, Praanee, Praanayam.