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Meditation - To Open the Lock of the Heart Center, to Increase the Power of the Infinite Within

(The Master’s Touch, Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D.,p. 25.)

Center yourself with three deep inhalations and exhalations (or by chanting Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo).

Posture: Sit in easy pose or in a chair with a straight spine with a light neck lock (Jalandhar Bandh). 

Focus: Unspecified in The Master’s Touch.

Mantra: Har. Use the CD, Tantric Har, or one movement per second. Do not chant aloud. (Har means the “creative aspect of God.”)

Mudra: Bring hands approximately 6-8 inches in front of your face, palms flat and facing one another, fingers pointing towards the ceiling and with approximately a 6-8 inch space between the palms. Elbows are relaxed and bent a little bit.

With a very fast, powerful jerk, stretch the hands out until there is about 36 inches between the hands and abruptly stop them there. The stopping process will be so abrupt, done with such a powerful force, that you’ll find the hands, chest, shoulders and head jerking back and forth a little bit. This abrupt stopping and the resulting jerk causes an “opening up your chest cavity with a ‘current shock’.” You should stretch out like eleven hundred volts have hit you.

Time: 11 minutes.

End: Inhale, hold the breath, but keep on doing the motion. Hold for 13 seconds. Exhale, inhale again and continue the motion. Hold for 8 seconds. Exhale, inhale deeply, continuing. Hold for 6 seconds. Relax.

Comments: The chest cavity is called the heart chakra. This heavy jolt, as you spring your hands and arms apart, will cause a jerking reaction to your chest cavity which will open up your heart center. Opening of your heart center cavity is opening up to your own Infinity.

This center is sometimes referred to as the agan granthi — the place from which all fire-related activity spring — food, digestion, breath, to name a few. When this center is locked, your ribcage is out of placement. Then the diaphragm doesn’t act right and you’ll lose one third of your life force. This meditation loosens this lock and will open up the power of the Almighty within you.

You must bring forth the entire power of your being, using a great force as you open up and then suddenly stop your arms and thus shock your central nervous system (the shushmana) on the sound of Har. Through this meditation you can move the power of the ida and pingala and open up the shushmana.

“It is not that you have to find God. It’s very astonishing to me when people say “I am doing this to find God”…God has not to be found. God has not gone on holiday. You have to find consciousness. When you can eliminate your ego and find consciousness, you can find God in you!” --Yogi Bhajan.


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