Healing with Sat Nam Wahe Guru


January 19, 1976

Many are the names of God but God is One. God is One, therefore meditate on God. Meditate and meditate and meditate and you will have the power of the prayer. There will be abundance. Not only abundance in things but abundance in happiness and abundance in joy. The things will not go wrong. Those feet who walk for meditation shall not walk to the hospital. Those feet who take away the garbage from the Guru shall not have garbage and clouds on their families. Those who do charity in the name of the house of God and Guru, they shall not suffer from any separation. This is the way of the earth. It is a matter of consciousness.

Those who were kind when they could have been unkind – the nature, the God, the universe shall be kind to them. Those who forgave those who were totally unforgiveable, the Divine Essence will forgive them for many lives. It doesn’t matter how wrong something is, but it does matter that it should not remain wrong. It is necessary to connect with the elevated One. Feel that you are great and think that the great is around you. Then you will never fall short of anything. It’s not a miracle.








  • Sit nicely with the spine straight.
  • Place the hands in Venus lock at the diaphragm, pointing away from the body.
  • Venus lock: For men, place the palms facing each other. Interlace the fingers with the left little finger on the bottom. Put the left thumb tip just above the base of the thumb on the webbing between the thumb and index finger of the right hand. The tip of the right thumb presses the fleshy mound at the base of the left thumb. Reverse the entire sequence of alternating the fingers for women.
  • Position the right thumb over the left, then tuck it into the hole separating the two hands. The left thumb continues to rest in the nook between the thumb and first finger of the right hand. (Reverse the position for women.)
  • Inhale the four stroke breath. (Each portion of the inhale fill ¼ of the lungs. Each stroke is thought to be one finger-length long, traveling from the tip of the nose to the brow point.) With the inhale, vibrate SA (Infinity) TA (Life) NA (Death) MA (Rebirth). The inhale should last 4-5 seconds.
  • Hold the breath for 16 mental vibrations of Wahe Guru, in a gently pulsating rhythm. (loud then soft, loud then soft, etc.) This will take 16-20 seconds.
  • Exhale with the four part breath and SA-TA-NA-MA is once again mentally vibrated.
  • Look down towards the ground to begin this meditation. However, as the meditation progresses, the focus is normally lost.


This is a very powerful meditation. It should always be practiced with someone stationed to observe the meditator. Sometimes when you are into it, you may lose all sense of time, space, body, everything. It may be no big thing. But just to make sure you remember to breathe, have your husband, wife or a good friend consciously in attendance. When finished, you can easily switch roles. In either position, you are exactly a part of the meditation, so meditate with your eyes open as you watch your fellow being.

For a normal healthy yogi, 11 minutes is a maximum time to begin practice of this meditation. Adding one or two minutes per sitting is okay once you feel you have sufficiently practiced. You can gradually build up to 31 minutes.

When Yogiji taught this meditation, he had us try to breathe through the left nostril (without blocking the right) on both the inhale and the exhale. When you want healing to take place within yourself, breathe through the left nostril. When you want to heal others, focus on the right.

If you can perfect this meditation, you can perfect the power of prayer. It also says in the yogic scriptures that the practitioner shall conquer sickness and shall become a spiritual healer.

Copyright The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

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