Kundalini Yoga Training
© 2003 - Guru Rattana, Ph.D.
you ever wonder why someone who "has everything" could
be depressed and
unhappy and why someone who has very little can be so happy? Of
course, we can answer that material wealth, beauty, situation,
good environments aren't everything. (Sure are nice though :+))
But that explanation ends up seeming like a rationalization and
not an explanation. Consider the idea that the answer could reside
in our brainwaves. Certain brain frequencies promote a feeling
of well being and certain frequencies promote a feeling of depression.
The state of our brainwaves also influences our tendency to be
overly reactive or detached. When our brainwaves are stable and
we are in our neutral mind, we do not react at the slightest annoyance.
When we do not react we are mentally available to respond appropriately
to situations as they arise.
practice Kundalini yoga and meditation to change our brainwaves
so that we can be mentally and emotionally balanced. The meditation
below specifically changes our brainwaves. With consistent practice,
you will notice that we do not unconsciously react, things in
life do not bother you so much and you will feel more stable and
neutral in your life situations.
- HAND POSITION
in easy pose or posture with a straight spine. Bring arms comfortably
to the sides of the body with the elbows bent. Hands in fists
with the thumb over the last three fingers, facing forward. Forefinger
or Jupiter finger up straight. Hold the Jupiter finger very straight,
tight and stable, without tensing the rest of the arms and body.
The forearms should be perpendicular to the ground. During the
meditation check the position and move the elbows forward as needed
to maintain the position.
slightly open, looking at the tip of the nose.
(ray) Hari Wha He Guru
in a monotone, enunciating clearly and moving the mouth in a very
pronounced way. (exaggerate the lip movements) Pump the navel
point with each part of the mantra. (Pull the navel point toward
the spine.) Once I have perfected the above I like to add a slight
root lock with the pumping of the navel center, which further
stimulates the fire in my spine.
Har Hare Hari
are the three aspects of God - Generate, Organize and Deliver
Wha He Guru
means ecstasy and imprints the mind with a feeling of cosmic well
for 31 minutes. This can be done for 11, 15 and 22 minutes, but
for the full effect do it for 31 minutes for at least 40 days.
the position and listen mentally to the mantra for 2 minutes.
deeply, hold the breath, tense the whole body as tight as you
Repeat 2 more times or a total of 3 times.
on your back or meditate afterwards. Do not jump up immediately.
meditation will bring your brainwaves to the frequency of the
neutral mind. In the neutral mind we are tolerant and we don't
take things personally. This meditation is highly recommended
for teenagers whose raging hormones cause their brainwaves to
go out of control. (Pay them to do it. It is worth it!) It will
help all of us keep our cool.
meditation also opens up the heart chakra and activates the navel
center. This mantra has also been given as a prosperity mantra.
Like many meditations taught by Yogi Bhajan, there are many benefits
that are uncovered as you practice.
am currently doing this meditation and I love it. I thought I
would just do 11 minutes, but I get so into it that I want to
do it for the full 31 minutes. I experience that
it works in all the ways mentioned above and am discovering more
every day. I invite everyone to practice this meditation and share
your results with our global KY class. It is good for beginners
and seasoned meditators alike. One of the great things about the
meditations taught by Yogi Bhajan is that no previous experience
is required. Just tune in with ONG NA MO GURU DEV NA MO and go
Positive results are guaranteed. If you have never done a 40 day
meditation, by all means give yourself this wonderful gift.
blessings to all,
(Summary of answers given by Guru Rattana to questions about this
meditation from students)
1. PUMPING THE NAVEL
Pull the navel point toward the spine and release with each part
Har Hari Hare Wha He Guru
pump pump pump pump pump pump
I use meditations like this to play with the energy in my spine.
Feels good and keeps me conscious and present.
Can I do it for less than 31 minutes one day (in case of time
crunch) and still get its effects, if so how many minutes?
In a crunch do practice a shorter time that day. (11, 15, 22 minutes)
It will maintain the vibration. Definitely try not to miss a day
because the link with go.
You can also practice the meditation for less time during the
40 days (11, 15, 22 minutes) with less effects. I started with
11 but after four days I couldn't stop. I could feel this awesome
energy build up and wanted to experience it. This energy is like
an auric energy for me. I feel surrounded with a solid protection
of dense light which also penetrates through my body. Sometimes
I continue a few minutes longer to indulge in the experience.
3. MISSING DAYS
the effect go if i miss a day or two before completing 40 days
and will I have to start all over again without missing any day?
40 days without break is the rule. Of course, if you miss you
continue, but you have to start counting again. After 40 consecutive
days you experience a certain impact.
I am going for 90 days now. This meditation has got my attention.
Something shifts each day. I am just being in the experience of
what is happening. It is nonverbal.
4. FEELING THAT THE SPACE IS ME
I didn't understand the part about feeling that the space is me.
will get this as you practice. First get an experience. For instance
you may feel an energy around and inside you like you have shifted
dimensions but are still there. Instead of thinking this is God,
the Zone or whatever, think of this as your soul, you essence,
your expanded pure light being. In this way you will begin to
train yourself to find your identity in your expanded being and
your internal identity. This is what you specifically requested
-- to let go of the idea that you are a limited ego.
5. THE ENDING
The 2 minutes of listening for the mantra before the 3 squeezes
is in an approximate amount of time. Just relax and listen inside
for the mantra for a time and then do the squeezes. You do not
have to time this part.
find that I need to deeply relax and let go after the 31 minutes
for about 10 minutes. After that time I am very different, more
alive and more at peace. Definitely do not jump up immediately
afterwards. If there is a time crunch then do the meditation for
less time and keep time to relax.
is anyone else tempted to practice this meditation?
© 2003 - Guru Rattana, Ph.D.