Are you looking for something magical and powerful to assist you to come into full alignment in mind, body and spirit ? Are you wanting a new start but not sure where to begin ?
This ancient Kundalini meditation has many benefits and is a catalyst for positive change as it’s a very potent spiritual cleanser. Physically this meditation stimulates the Pituitary and Pineal glands, bringing total mental balance and harmony to the individual psyche. It helps you focus and center yourself. I personally love Kirtan Kriya because it magically works on whatever it is you need and in the order you need it. For example, if you are ready to let go of something in your life but just can’t seem to move on, this meditation will gracefully carry you through the change and deliver you to a new way of being.
Kirtan Kriya can be used for everything, from breaking negative mind patterns that hold us back from achieving our dreams to establishing emotional balance, heightening intuition and increasing radiance. It also helps to release deeply held impressions from past negative encounters, and it cleanses the aura, arc line and psyche. It re-establishes your aura as your own, gifting you with clarity, joy and vibrancy. This meditation is considered the highest meditation for a woman in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga. All you have to do is claim 11 minutes for yourself. You can trust the process of this amazing ancient technology. It is your teacher and dear friend.
The sounds used in this meditation represent the cycle of life and creation. When you press the fingertips in Sa, Ta, Na, Ma, you activate points that help the energy flow along the meridians to the brain, so this practice is both an art and science.
Before beginning any Kundalini Yoga practice, tune-in by chanting or saying the Adi Mantra – ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO 3 x with the hands in Prayer Pose. Translates as – “I bow to the Infinite, I bow to the Divine Teacher Within.” This beginning mantra before the meditation practice will help you come into a sacred space, dropping the ego personality and allowing guidance to come through from your higher awareness and inner teacher.
How to Practice –
Sit in Sukhasana (Easy Pose) with a tall straight spine and apply Neck Lock (Jalandhara Bhand).
Close your eyes and bring your mental focus to the Third Eye Point, the space between your eyebrows. Through closed eyes, the eyes are gazing at the Third Eye Point.
Chant SA TA NA MA which translates as Existence, Life, Transformation, Rebirth, the whole mantra means ‘I Am the Manifestation of Truth’, while alternately pressing the thumb with the four fingers. Press hard enough to keep yourself awake and aware of the pressure. Keep repeating in a steady rhythm and keep the hand motion going throughout the whole meditation.
SA press the thumb and the index finger (Jupiter finger) together.
TA press the thumb and the middle finger (Saturn finger) together.
NA press the thumb and the ring finger (Sun finger) together.
MA press the thumb and the pinky finger (Mercury finger) together.
The Jupiter finger brings in knowledge, expands our field of possibilities and releases us from limitations.
The Saturn finger gives us patience, wisdom and purity.
The Sun finger gives us vitality and aliveness.
The Mercury finger aids clear communication.
Each time you close a mudra by joining the thumb with a finger, your ego seals its effects in your consciousness.
Visualize or feel each individual sound come in through the Crown Chakra (Tenth Gate) at the top of the head, down through the middle of the head and then out to Infinity through the Third Eye, so that the flow of the sounds form an ‘L’. This is very important and must be done with each sound. It is an essential part of the cleansing process. For example: As you chant SAA, the ‘S’ starts at the top of the head and the ‘AA’ moves down and out through the Third Eye Point, projected out to Infinity. This flow follows the path called the Golden Cord, which is the connection between the Pineal and Pituitary glands.
If emotions arise as you practice, you can incorporate them in the chanting. If you feel frustration, for example, then chant out the frustration. Whatever you experience is okay. Try not to avoid or control your experiences, just be present and simply be with what is going on. If you find your mind wandering, simply be aware of this and gently bring your mind’s focus to the sounds of the mantra.
During stressful times, this meditation should be done for 11 minutes every day. Keep the hand movements going throughout the meditation, and chant in the following order:
two minutes out loud; two minutes whispering (audibly); three minutes chant silently; two minutes whispering; two minutes loudly.
To end: Inhale deeply and suspend the breath as long as is comfortable, then exhale. Raise the arms in the air, inhale as you stretch the hands up as far as possible, spreading the fingers wide and vigorously shake the arms and fingers. You can involve the whole body and spine. Exhale. Repeat one or two more times if you desire. This is an important part of the meditation as it helps move and release the energy in the body. Relax for a few minutes before going about your day or relax on your back. If you have a specific question or prayer that you need answered, you may wish to light a candle to help illuminate your answer. If you are practicing before bed time, simply go to sleep.
If you wish to practice this meditation along to my voice recorded with the correct times, you can go to www.HarJiwan.com and download the FREE MP3 and Kirtan Kriya workbook along with tune-in and tune-out. Sat Nam