MEDITATION TO OPEN THE HEART

(Relax & Rejoice: A Marriage Manual, Vol. 2, Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., compiled by Elandra Kirsten Meredith and Alice B. Clagett, p. 108.)

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

Posture: Sit in any meditative posture, i.e., 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: The breath will come naturally.

Mantra: SAT KAR-TAAR.

Mudra: As you say “SAT” the hands are pressed together in Prayer Mudra at the center of the chest. As you say “KAR” the arms are extended out in front of you with hands and fingers pointed straight up. As you say “TAAR” the arms are out from the sides and parallel to the floor, wrists bent with the hands / fingers pointed up. Make the transition from step-to-step a flowing movement.

Time: Open. (Shakta Kaur suggests you start with 3 minutes.)

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

Comments: Yogi Bhajan taught this meditation in 1971. “Sat” means truth. “Kartar” means the active aspect of God ‘the doer’ as in, “God is the Doer of everything.”

What This Meditation Will Do For You: If you feel your heart is closed and there is no flow of love, and want to change to open your heart, do this meditation.

On Opening the Heart:

It doesn’t take time to open your heart and feel the love in you. But will you do it? That is what takes time.