MEDITATION — SAHAJ SUKH DHIAAN

(Yoga for Prosperity, Siri Kirpaul Kaur Khalsa, p. 42 and K.R.I. Level One Teacher Training Manual, p. 255)

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine and a slight Neck Lock.

Focus: Eyes are closed and rolled up to the 3rd eye point.

Mantra: The Mool Mantra: Ek Ong Kar, Sat Nam, Kartaa Purkah, Nirbao Nirvair, Akaal Moorat, Ajoonee, Saibhang, Gur Prasad, Jap, Aad Sach, Jugaad Sach, Haibhee Sach, Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach.

Mudra: The hands are in Gyan Mudra. (No mudra was given in the K.R.I. Level One Teacher Training Manual.)

Breath: Inhale while silently chanting the Mool Mantra twice. Feel the breath move up to the eyebrows and the root of the nose. Hold the breath and apply Diaphragm Lock by pulling in and up on the diaphragm while silently chanting the Mool Mantra once. Then exhale while silently chanting the Mool Mantra twice.

Time: You are doing five Mool Mantras in each cycle of breath. Start with 3-11 complete breaths. 108 complete breaths are said to redeem 8.4 million lifetimes. It helps to use a rosary or mala for this counting. (As an easier variation, you may inhale while silently chanting Mool Mantra once, hold the breath while applying Diaphragm Lock and silently chanting Mool Mantra three times and exhale while silently chanting Mool Mantra once.)

Comments: Sahaj refers to effortless flow and ease, an easy path to happiness and bliss. Sukh means comfort or peace. Dhiaan is deep meditation. This is a deep meditation for achieving inner peace and happiness and is an ancient technology. It combines all the benefits of deep breathing with all the benefits of chanting the Mool Mantra. Practicing this meditation brings a lovely creative quality to the mind.

Each Mool Mantra has 90 Pads, or stages of sound variation. The reason we are doing five repetitions of Mool Mantra is because 90 X 5 = 450 X 108 gives you 525,600 stages of mantric pulsation of the pranic body that adjusts you into the soul body, into the freedom of the subtle body. This is equivalent to doing 9.4 days of continuous Japa meditation. And yet you achieve this effect within simply one mala (108 times or complete breaths) of this meditation.