Ashtang Agni Kriya


“Eightfold Fire Kriya” as taught by Siri Singh Sahib Ji on July 24, 1996


Sitting in Easy Pose, with straight spine, move from (a) to (b) in a fast, forceful motion.

(a) Bring your elbows up and out at shoulder level, and bring your hands, palms down, in front of each shoulder.



(b) Bring the hands towards one another with a great force, as if you are about to clap them together, but you stop when they are about 6 inches apart. Hands are above shoulder level. At the same time, bring the elbows down onto the ribcage with a great force. This will cause the hands to jump back a bit. The forceful hitting of the ribcage should be so strong, about one time per second. It is like playing a drum, and you can almost hear the drumbeat. Let your body dance with the music as you continue to do the movement—the upper body above the navel and spine must dance. Do the entire movement very powerfully, using your spirit, letting your internal power come out.


Will become a Breath of Fire


Gobinday Mukanday by Matamandir Singh. Do not sing.


Done for 6 minutes in class the first time. The second time, done 5 minutes.


Inhale, exhale and relax


In this meditation, your breath will become a Breath of Fire. This is actually where Breath of Fire came from. The mantra speaks of eight aspects of God, the Infinite:

Gobinday (Sustainer)

Mukanday (Liberator)

Udaaray (Enlightener—One who takes us across, uplifts us)

Apaaray (Infinite)

Hareeang (Destroyer)

Kareeang (Creator—by Who’s Grace everything is done)

Nirnaamay (Nameless—He is not bound down to the identity of a Name)

Akaamay (Desireless—lt is by Itself)

The main emphasis in this meditation is to forcefully strike the seventh rib. The entire creativity of humanity is based on the seventh rib. Striking this area helps to activate that creativity in us so we can live with our spirit and not our complexes—the imaginary boundaries and limits we put on ourselves which cause us pain.

This is an Ashtang Yog Shastr Mantra. Perfection of this mantra can make you like a rodeo rider (one who rides the horse, and ties up the bull and the calf), and God will be your calf (the one you harness). This is a very fun, energizing, and uplifting meditation, which any whole class will enjoy

Lecture by Siri Singh Sahib Ji When This Meditation was Given

The concept that you have a complex, shall never free you.  You will always live in dirt.  You will always eat your own… egomaniacs self-created pain, your life will be nothing but a cross tragedy, you will be hurt, you will be hurting. More you will hurt, more you will be hurting. Neither the wealth nor the environment nor the services of the Earth can save you. You are from heavens.  You came from the Infinite, you are here, you have to go back to heavens and Infinite. So long this Earth is important to you and you have less heavens and more Earth, there shall be a pain. With everything intact, you will be hurting. And more you will hurt, more you will hurt. After all there should be answer to it. You are not real.  You are not human.  You look human.  You act as human and you know you are human.  That’s your ego.  You have complex.  And you have reflexes and complex. You are not spirit.  And so long you are not spirit, you are not going to be happy, you’re not going to be and you’re not going to have fun.  Spirit is the fun.  Spirit prevails.  Spirit is your decoration.  Spirit is your make up.  Spirit is your being.  Spirit is your identity.  And your spiritual projection is your power.

Instead of that, you are isolated.  You are always hiding behind your hide, or behind your walls, or behind your curtains, and behind your emotions, commotions, your dramas.  Who are you?

At least a bottle of Coca-Cola is written it is Coca-Cola.  It’s a bottle.  It’s a trademark. Cherry tree is a cherry tree. Who are you?

You are a Hue-Mann-Being, hue means spirit, the light, hue, light.  Mann means now, mental, being now. Now you are the spirit of your mind.  You are bright light of yourself.  But that’s your identity. But that’s what we say. Therefore, because of your complex, you cannot accept everything as spirit and everything cannot accept you, so you create complexes. Therefore, you have no compassion. You run amok.  Makes no sense. And it’s natural, you grow, you have a youth, you have warm blood, you have strength, and as you grow, you will grow weaker and emptier, and is that see-saw what you came for?

Put the Gobinday Mukanday tape on. There should be an answer for our pain, so that we do not live in a self-caused insanity.

No sound! Your whole upper body from the navel point must dance. Use your spirit, your power. The spine must dance. Power, power, power!

Create the sound from the force of the body, not by clapping. The force is so strong, believe me, that the body will create the sound. Your nerves are stronger. Your ribcage is a drum. Beat it. Come on, do it! Your elbow must hit the ribcage. Hit it! You know where Breath of Fire came from? From this. You are doing Ashtang Agni Kriya. Get into it. You are losing ground! Come on! Try it once, experience it, then tell me. Don’t do it half way. Watch, watch. Power. You have a genetic force. Keep going. Relax, relax. You are enjoying it?

This is Ashtang Agni Kriya: The Eightfold Fire Kriya of Kundalini Yoga. The mantra is Gobinday Mukunday Udaaray Aaparay Haariang, Kariang, Nirnaamay Akaamay. This is an Ashtang Yog Shastr Mantra. How many of you have gone to a rodeo? You know, where they ride the bull and all that stuff? One thing they do, they ride on a horse, and they tie the calf, and they measure the time. Perfection of this mantra can make a person a rodeo-rider with God as the calf. I’m not kidding. True. This gives you a real Breath of Fire.

Play this tape back from the beginning. You have to do this. I’m very good at it. You create a sound. It’s the seventh rib, “from which God made a woman.” Remember that? It means the entire creativity of humanity is based in the seventh rib. Nobody understands—nobody made a woman out of that little bone, but you know…. This is how they explain things…

Ready. I want you to experience it. Get it, get it, get it, get it! The breath will become Breath of Fire. Come on. Come on, let’s make it today! Now, now, now, now, now! Hallelujah. Come on! The Saints are marching…. Breath of Fire. Bravo! Hard! Wow, come on. Powerful breath. Powerful. Shalom, brother, Shalom. Peace will prevail. Fire your own fire. Burn your karma. The soul is just a prisoner of the ribcage. Free it! Free it, and free it now! Hit hard!

Inhale. Relax, relax. Now you are getting spaced out. You have to do other things….Slowly and gradually we’ll develop the fire, our God within us, pure, powerful, and all prevailing with which we shall burn the karma, the cause and effect. The soul is a prisoner of the ribcage. We shall be free, now and forever…

 Reminder:  when practicing Kundalini Yoga, remember to “Tune in” with the Adi Mantra before you begin


“The Master’s Touch: On being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age” by Yogi Bhajan

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Music Resource

The “Gobinde Mukande” track on Mata Mandir Singh’s album “Overcoming Fear”

You can download it here

You can also find it on Spotify

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