MEDITATION — SHIV KRIYA

(Fountain of Youth, Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan, p. 40)

Center yourself with three deep inhalations and exhalations (or by chanting Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo).

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, looking upwards into the third eye point.

Breath: Breathe through the nose.

Mantra: Meditate silently to 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 sukh 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.

Mudra: With palms facing towards the chest, hold left hand in a fist with thumb extended up. Place right fist on top of left, holding left thumb inside fingers of right hand. Extend thumb straight up. Press hands at the heart center.

Time: 11 minutes.

End: Not specified. You can always, inhale, hold for 5-10 seconds, then exhale and relax.

Notes from Yogi Bhajan: Historically, this meditation has been denied to women. Feel you are a divine unit. This is to bring all acknowledgement inside, out and outside, in.