Questions for sharing after meditations:
Do you feel connected to the 'flow of life'?
How would you describe your experience of it?
Have you had a special experience of the flow of life and/or from this meditation that you would like to share?
Meditation: Tuning up the Frontal Lobe
The frontal lobe controls personality. This kriya tunes up the frontal lobe to strengthen our commitment to our higher self.
Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, chin in, and chest out. Extend both arms straight out in front of your at shoulder level. Hold the arms out parallel to the floor with no bend in the elbows. The right palm faces the heavens (upward) and the left palm faces the earth (downward). Hold the position and do Breath of Fire through the nose for 11-16 minutes.
To Finish: Hold the position. Inhale and hold the breath for 15 seconds as you stretch your arms out in front and stretch your spine upward. "Pull the hands from the shoulder as far forward as you can. Make the spine to go into the proper complex of its angle. Work on your spine very tightly." Fire the breath out. Repeat this breath two more times. Then relax.
Pran Bandha Mantra Meditation
Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light Jalandhar bandh.
EYE POSITION: Focus at the Brow Point, at the screen of the forehead. Roll the eyes up slightly.
MUDRA: Let the hands rest in the lap, right hand into the left palm. Or just sit with both hands in Gyan Mudra. Become completely still, physically and mentally, like a calm ocean. Listen to the chant for a minute. Feel its rhythm in every cell. Then join in the mantra.
PAVAN PAVAN PAVAN PAVAN
PARA PARAA, PAVAN GUROO
PAVAN GUROO, WHA-HAY GUROO
WHAT-HAY GUROO, PAVAN GUROO
TIME: Continue for 11-31 minutes.
COMMENTS: Pran Bandha Mantra means that mantra, or sound combination, that collects, binds, and commands the life force of prana.
In our usual non-liberated state, we are controlled by our attachments. We become attached to our finite identity, or to time, space, and intensity
of emotion or experience. This mantra takes you beyond those finite attachments. It opens the door to another dimension of the Self. It merges
you into the unlimited sea of prana and life.
Mantras are revealed or discovered in higher states of consciousness. The seer is aware of both the subtle and gross aspects of the sound. In the subtle realms of consciousness it is the particular blend of qualities that creates the manifestation of things, thoughts, and feelings into our normal
This mantra forges a link between you as a finite unit magnetic field and universal, creative magnetic field of energy that we call consciousness.
The mantra is from Guru Nanak's Jap-ji. One who practices this to perfection experiences deathlessness. You can merge into the greater pranic body that does not die with the physical body. Prayers and mental desires become much more effective. This meditation can give you the capacity to
embody a divine personality, and to become creative and fearless.
COPYRIGHT YOGI BHJAN 2003 KRI INTERNATIONAL TEACHER TRAINING MANUARY LEVEL 1