(Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, p. 172; Relax & Rejoice: A Marriage Manual, p. 87; Sadhana Guidelines, p. 104)

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose or in any comfortable posture with your spine straight.

Focus: The eyes are open slightly and look down toward the upper lip.

Breath: The breath will come naturally.

Mantra: Begin to whisper the mantraWAHE GURU. Form the sounds with the lips and tongue very precisely. Whisper so that the “GURU” is almost inaudible. Continue at a rate of about 2 ½ seconds per repetition. 

WAHE=the indescribable joy of…

GURU=going from darkness to light.

Mudra: Arch the arms up over the head with the palms down. Men will put the right palm on top of the left. Women will put the left palm on top of the right. Put the thumb tips together with the thumbs pointing back. The arms are bent slightly and the hands are 6-8 inches above the head. Keep a pressure on the arms to maintain the arch.

Time: 11 minutes. The time may be increased by 1 minute after every 15 days of practice until you reach a total of 31 minutes. It is important to respect these time limits as the kriya is very potent and its affect extensive.

End: (Not specified.) Inhale, hold the breath briefly, exhale and relax.

Comments: This meditation affects the element of trust (brosa) in the human personality. Without trust, a relationship can be pure misery. Trust is the basis of faith, commitment and the uplifted spirit. After a steady practice of this meditation, the spirit of a person is so elevated that he or she can stand up to any challenge. The meditation builds and balances your aura from the fourth chakra up.