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Meditation - To Drive Out Depression

(Radiance & Victory, Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, p. 35.)

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). 

Focus: The eyes are closed, looking upwards into the third eye point or focus at the tip of the nose.

Breath: Inhale in a long, slow, deep, complete breath through the nose. Hold for a short period of time. Then completely exhale through the mouth as the mantra is chanted. Go slowly and set the breath to a rhythm so that you can continue to go slowly. Take as long as necessary to chant the mantra and be sure all the air is exhaled before the mantra is completed.

Mantra: As the breath is completely exhaled, chant the following in three beats:


Mudra: Extend the arms out in front, with the elbows bent and the forearms parallel to the ground at the level of the shoulders. Place the right hand over the left hand. The fingers and thumbs of the right hand cover the left fingers and thumbs of the left hand, with the palms facing down towards the ground. The palm of the right hand gently touches the back of the left hand.

Time: 31 minutes.

End: Inhale deeply, hold your breath for 5-10 seconds, exhale and relax.

Comments: This is a very simple and creative meditation. It will re-vibrate your life, drive out depression and bring you the compassion you need to live right. It will give you the experience of the meditative mind.

The mantra means, “Wow, the indescribable joy of going from darkness to light.”

Imagine that you are saying the mantra as an angel from the high skies.

This meditation was taught by Yogi Bhajan on November 13, 1978.


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