(K.R.I. International Teacher Training Manual, Level 1, Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D.,p. 441.)
Posture: Sit in easy pose or in a chair with a straight spine with a light neck lock (Jalandhar Bandh).
Focus: Fix the eyes 1/10th open.
Mantra: Mentally repeat the mantra SA TA NA MA 8 times with each full cycle of the breath.
Mudra: Extend the arms up in a circular arc so the palms and the fingers of each hand face down about 6 or 8 inches over the crown of the head. The hands are separated by about 12 inches. The thumbs separate from the fingers and hang loosely.
Time: Begin with 11 minutes, increase to 22 and then slowly increase it to 31 minutes.
End: Inhale deeply and raise the arms up high over the head. Stretch the arms backwards and upwards. Drop the head back and look up. Stretch with all your strength to extend the lower back and the neck. Then exhale and let the arms down. Repeat this final breath 2 more times. Relax.
Comments: This meditation requires some endurance and practice to perfect it. The arms will seem comfortable at first, but they often become painful after a period of time. When that occurs, become very calm and draw your focus onto the breath and the mental mantra. Let the images and sensations of the arms fade.
The arms trace out the upper arcline in the aura that shines around the body. This increases the flow of prana through the Crown chakra, the upper solar center. This in turn releases a powerful stimulant to the pineal and pituitary glands. The result is an increase in intuition. Intuition is a perceptual function of the entire brain and the whole mind.
Intuition corrects the often mistaken judgments from the psychic realms. Most psychics read fragments of the subconscious. They use these pieces of the psyche for their own purposes. This meditation gives you the blessing to be still and to discriminate the real from the unreal, the dharmic from the karmic, fantasy from creative imagination. It gives you guidance and relentless dedication to your vision.
“When the mind is said to be intuitive and you develop it, it is as good an investment as your hair-do, as your clothes, or your good language. Then whenever you want the answer to something, you don’t have to call on anything but your own computer. Just stop yourself. And, in a few moments, your own self will talk to you” --Yogi Bhajan. Feb. 21, 1978.
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