To master the suspension of the breath is to master the inflow and outflow of life itself.
Take the 40 day challenge in one or all of the following pranayam meditations, at the time of day that works for you!
**40 days to creates a habit, 90 days confirms a habit, 120 days makes it who you are, and 1000 days masters it.
Japji is a magnificent prayer, which came from Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh faith. There are 38 paurees, or verses in Japji, and it takes about 20 minutes to recite the prayer. Each pauree has a certain effect. If there is a specific thing you would like to work on, it is said that chanting that corresponding pauree 11 times a day will grant it for you.
A popular one is the 25th Pauree, which brings prosperity and the fulfillment of all of your needs. That explains the popularity!
I have chanted this through one time; you can simply replay 10 additional times to chant this 11 times. The words are displayed on the screen for your ease and reference. Enjoy!
This is the first of 7 in the Aquarian Sadhana mantras. If you had to choose one to chant for, say 11 minutes, this is a great one to do. It balances each of the chakras* and initiates the kundalini, thereby initiating the relationship between our finite Self and the Infinite.
*This is an ashtang (8-limbed) mantra: Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri Wahe Guru. Each word corresponds to each of the 8 chakras:
Ek corresponds to the 1st chakra (at the rectum, which governs our feelings of security). Color: Red
Ong corresponds to the 2nd chakra (the reproductive organs, which governs our sexual & creative energies). Color: Orange
Kar corresponds to the 3rd chakra (the navel point, which governs our personal power). Color: Yellow
Sat corresponds to the 4th chakra (the heart center, which governs boundaries and compassion). Color: Green
Nam corresponds to the 5th chakra (the throat center, which governs the projection/ expression of our personal power). Color: Blue
Siri corresponds to the 6th chakra (the 3rd eye, which governs our ability to see the unseen, know the unknown- our intuition). Color: Indigo
Wahe corresponds to the 7th chakra, also known as the 10th gate (the crown center- fontanel at the top of our head), which governs our ability to know the Oneness of all). Color: Violet
Guru corresponds to the 8th chakra, also known as our aura (the magnetic field that surrounds us, which protects us from negativity and depression). Color: White
While chanting Long Ek Ong Kar, you may also wish to focus on the corresponding chakra and visualize the color as you chant each mantra.
11 minutes of Long Ek Ong Kar with Savitree Kaur.
Remember to Tune in with Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (3x) before starting. And while I am not wearing a head covering here, it is an excellent idea to do so during this meditation.
The Sat Kriya balances the energies of the lower three chakras. It is excellent for digestive troubles and for transcending fears. It strengthens the nervous system, calms emotional disarray, and channels the creative and sexual energies of the body.
If there was one kriya to do, this would be it!
Sat Nam is a bij (seed) mantra, and it means Truth is you Name, or Truth is who you are. Keep seeding that, and your true essence will manifest outward. And that is always good!
Remember to tune in with Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo before starting, and to take savasana for at least the same amount of time that you practice the Sat Kriya.
Kundalini Yoga Quotes:
“I’d never felt anything like it; it was just an opening of energy and a feeling of such liberation.” -Marika Bethel, owner, Glowing House