KRIYA — EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN STRENGTH
(Self-Experience, Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan, p. 17)
Har, Har, Har, Har Gobinday
Har, Har, Har, Har Mukunday
Har, Har, Har, Har Udaraay
Har, Har, Har, Har Aparaay
Har, Har, Har, Har Hariang
Har, Har, Har, Har Kariang
Har, Har, Har, Har Nirnamay
Har, Har, Har, Har Akamay
Chant and rock in Bow Pose for 6 minutes.
(How to Do It: Begin by lying down on your stomach. Apply root lock to rotate your pelvis. Roll the tops of the thighs toward each other to protect the sacrum. This will help you to keep the feet touching. Grab the ankles and press strongly through the root line into the ground. Pull the shoulder blades down the back to leverage the lifting of the chest. Use the legs to pull against the arms to raise the body up into position.)
(Bow Pose is hard for many people, but it is important to get beyond the “bending where you are already bending” syndrome and open new territory in flexibility. If you really want to lengthen your spine out, particularly through the important pelvic muscles, you really have to keep the feet and knees close together and use the legs to pull against the arms. You may not come up as high, but it opens up the spine in a far more useful way.)
As you press down the root line into your feet and raise the pelvis upward, keep the thighs rolled slightly inward so that the legs remain parallel to each other. (If you squeeze a yoga block between your knees, while you are holding the root lock, it will remind you to roll your thighs inward to keep the sacrum area open.) Exhale; still holding the root lock and maintaining the rotation of the pelvis, as you lower the spine back to the floor. Do not let your knees spread apart because this will compress the sacrum and block the rotation of the pelvis.
Chant “Har” as you lift up and chant “Har” as you lie back on the ground. Move as rapidly as you can with good form for 2 minutes.
“The best way in life is to be simply to be.
Let the spirit, let the soul, let the self
shine like sunshine.”
Comments: “Har” is one of the aspects of God — the creative, green aspect of
Infinity. The other words are translated respectively as “Sustainer, Liberator,
Enlightener, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desireless.”
The “Ardaas Bahee” mantra may be translated, “The prayer that has been made to Guru Amar Das is guaranteed by Guru Ram Das.” This is the mantra for answered prayers. This is also a good meditation for avoiding getting caught up in the ego’s games. Practicing this meditation helps you consciously connect with your soul and grants the experience of peace and prosperity.
Guru Amar Das is the third of the Sikh Gurus. He lived from 1479 to 1754. He is said to embody generosity and equality. Guru Ram Das, his son-in-law, is the fourth of the Sikh Gurus. He lived from 1534 until 1581. He is said to embody humility, loving service and compassion.
“Ram” means “servant of the Lord.” If you ask something of Guru Ram Das he has to bring it to God for you. Give your worries to Guru Ram Das and let him take them to God. The God that rotates the earth can certainly take care of your problems!
Yogi Bhajan on “Ardas Bhaee”
“Normally there is no power in the human but the power of prayer.
And to do prayer, you have to put your mind and body together
and then pray from the soul.
Ardas Bhaee is a mantra prayer.
If you sing it, your mind, body and soul automatically combine
and without saying what you want, the need of the life is adjusted.
That is the beauty of this prayer.”