MEDITATION — GURU GOBIND SINGH Shakti Mantra Meditation

(Sadhana Guidelines, p. 101)

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, concentrated at the brow point.

Mantra:

WAHE GURU WAHE GURU

WAHE WAHE WAHE GURU.

After chanting two cycles of this mantra, take a deep but rapid breath and repeat. A complete breath takes 12 seconds.  

Mudra: Place the hands, palms up, in front of the diaphragm with the left wrist underneath the right wrist.

Time: Continue for 11 to 31 minutes.

End: Inhale very deeply and concentrate the energy at the top of the head.

Comments: This is the science of Laya yoga. It is exact and exacting and it is nobody’s private property. Those who have turned this into the secret possession of a few do a disservice to humanity at a time when people need every technique to grow. Laya yoga is a science of relating breath, rhythm and mantra to produce altered states of consciousness. Each japa (repetition of mantra) creates tapa (psychic heat). When you rotate the breath and volume of sound properly, it creates heat that burns off the karma. This knowledge cannot be properly transferred by secret whispering in the ears of disciples. It must be an open and conscious effort to expand your higher consciousness into practical expression. The relationship between your life in the finite and infinite depends upon the rhythm of the breath. By controlling the breath, this kriya gives you a consciousness of ecstasy and calms the nerves. This calmness can also help to reduce fevers.