top of page

Meditation - Gan Puttee Kriya: The Kriya to Make the Impossible Possible

(Self-Knowledge, Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, p. 20.)


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 and root lock (Mulbandh)).  


Focus: The eyes are nine-tenths closed.


Breath: The breath will come naturally.


Mantra: Chant from your heart in a natural, relaxed manner, chanting in a steady relaxed monotone or in the manner of “Kirtan Kriya,” the Sa Ta Na meditation (i.e., 2 minutes out loud, 2 minutes whisper; 3 minutes silently, in your head; then 2 minutes whisper; 2 minutes out loud):


SA – press the pads of your thumb and Jupiter (index) fingers together.

TA – your thumb and Saturn (middle) finger touch.

NA – your thumb and Sun (ring) finger touch.

MA – your thumb and Mercury (little) finger touch.

RA – your thumb and Jupiter finger touch.

MA – your thumb and Saturn (middle) finger touch.

DA – your thumb and Sun finger touch.

SA – your thumb and Mercury finger touch.

SA – your thumb and Jupiter finger touch.

SAY – your thumb and Saturn finger touch.

SO – your thumb and Sun finger touch.

HUNG – your thumb and Mercury finger touch.


Meaning of Mantra:

SA=Infinity; universal energy

TA=Birth

NA=Death

MA=Rebirth.

RA=Sun energy

MA=Moon energy

DA=Earth energy

SA=infinity, universal energy.

SAY=the personal embodiment of SA

SO=the personal sense of merger with SA

HUNG=the Infinite, vibrating and real.


Mudra: The backs of the hands are resting on your knees with the palms facing upward.


Time: Start with 11 minutes and slowly work up to 31 minutes practice time.


End: Stay in Easy Pose and inhale. Hold your breath for 20-30 seconds while you move every part of your body. Exhale. Repeat this sequence two more times to circulate the prana to every part of the body. This is for self-healing.


Then sit in absolute calmness and concentrate on the tip of your nose for 1 minute.


Comments: Gan Putteeis another named for Ganesha, the Hindu god of knowledge and writing and the remover of obstacles. He is often represented with a mouse at his feet. The mouse represents cleverness and the ability to get through any barrier to the solution. This me