The 2019 theme is "Be the Light"
This year, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of 3HO. For 50 years, 3HO has been a place for all to call home, a place to uplift ourselves and empower each other to be truly healthy, happy, and holy. The world needs our light more than ever,.
Whether you have been a part of 3HO's story for 50 years or 50 minutes, there is a place for you in this community. All that's asked is that you spread your light.
In celebration of 50 years of 3HO, we are doing the Healthy Happy Holy Breath throughout 2019. Practice this wonderful meditation at home during your sadhana any time, or join us online as we meditate together for 40 days leading up to Summer Solstice.
The Healthy Happy Holy Breath Meditation
Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on July 10, 1975
This meditation uses the power of the breath to enhance the depth of the effects of the mantra Healthy am I, Happy am I, Holy am I, and to carry out your intentions.
When practiced correctly, the breath will slow to two and a half breaths per minute. This shift from the normal 12-15 breaths per minute is significant. Once the breath rate is slower than four breaths per minute, the central brain starts functioning more intensely. The pineal and pituitary glands shift their relationship to each other. In this state the effects of outer and inner sound are greater. The mantra will become more penetrating. A larger portion of yourself will be able to synchronize and carry out your intentions.
Posture: Sit in any easy posture that keeps the spine straight.
Mental focus: With the eyes closed, bring the mental focus to the Brow Point.
Breath and Mantra: Inhale deeply and completely through the nose. Hold the breath by suspending the movement of the chest. In your own language, silently repeat the mantra 3 times: Healthy Am I, Happy Am I, Holy Am I (translations below). As you exhale, repeat the mantra out loud three times. Each repetition of the phrase takes about five seconds.
Time: Continue for 11 minutes.
To End: Inhale deeply, relax the breath, and sit silently for a minute or two. Then inhale deep, stretch the arms up over your head with the fingers interlocked, and pull the spine up. Exhale and relax.
Please note that if you are leading this meditation with a group, it is best if the leader chants aloud the whole time in order to keep the group timing together.
© 1975 The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
French: Sain(e) je suis, heureux(se) je suis, saint(e) je suis
German: Gesund bin ich, glücklich bin ich, heilig bin ich
Greek: Υγιής είμαι, Ευτυχής είμαι, Ιερός είμαι
Hebrew: אני בריא אני שמח אני מקודש
Icelandic: heilbrigð/heilbrigður er ég, hamingjusöm/hamingjusamur er ég, heilög/heilagur er ég
Japanese: 健康です、 幸せです 、清らか です ( (Kenkou desu, Shiawase desu, Kiyoraka desu)
Portuguese: Saudável sou, feliz eu sou, sagrado(a) sou
Sinhala: සනීපෙන් මමසතුටෙන් මමශූද්ධ මම
Spanish: Sano soy, feliz soy, sagrado(a) soy
Swedish: Frisk är jag, lycklig är jag, helig är jag
Thai: Chan suk ka parp di, Chan me kwam sook, Chan saksit