MEDITATION — GUIDANCE

(Fountain of Youth, Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan, p. 44)

Posture: Sit in easy pose or in a chair with a straight spine with a light neck lock (Jalandhar Bandh). 

Focus: The eyes are closed.

Breath and Mudra:

  1. Inhale in 8 parts. Bring arms up and hold opposite forearms near the elbows. Gently swing the arms from side to side in rhythm with breath and to the beat of the music (as if rocking a baby).

  1. Exhale, lowering arms to Gyan Mudra on the knees. Continue inhaling and exhaling to the music at your own pace.

Mantra: Meditate to the music of Rakhay Rakhanahaar. Rakhay Rakhanahaar is a victory song which allows us to be guided by God’s graceful and merciful hand. It does away with the obstacles to fulfilling one’s destiny.

Rakhay rakhanahaar aap ubaaria-an

Gur kee pairee paa-i kaaj savaari-an

Hoaa aap da-iaal manaho na visaari-an

Sadh janaa kai sang bhavajal taari-an

Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaari-an

Tis sahib kee tayk Naanak mania maa-eh

Jis simrat sukh ho-i sagalay dukh jaa-eh

Jis simrat such ho-I sagalay dukh jaa-eh. 

Meaning of Mantra:

The protector who shields all has liberated me.

By falling at the Guru’s feet my life is made beautiful.

He is the merciful One who does not forget.

In the company of saints you can cross the ocean of fear.

The worshipper of this world, slanderers and enemies he destroys.

O Naanak, take refuge with the Lord in your mind.

Remembering Him, you shall have peace and suffering shall depart.

Time: Continue for 31 minutes.

End: Not indicated. Inhale, hold briefly and relax.

Notes from Yogi Bhajan: This will serve to bring yourself into your self-center.