1. Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, and Neck Lock.
2. Left hand is in Gyan Mudra resting on the knee with the arm straight.
3. Raise the right hand to about 12 inches in front of the chest, holding the mantra sheet and concentrating on the written words as you chant.
4. If you don’t have a mantra sheet, angle your hand as if you were reading a sheet of paper, with the palm open and the wrist straight.
5. Ideally, you would print the mantra on a sheet of paper and read the mantra as you chant.
6. Apply Neck Lock and look down the nose to see the mantra sheet or the palm. When he gave this meditation, Yogi Bhajan asked us to focus the eyes, to pay attention and not drift. If you do not have the page to read from, use the palm but continue to focus.
7. The mantra is Sat Siri Siri Akal by Nirinjan Kaur – put to the “Aquarian March” (available on Spirit Voyage). The full mantra is “Sat Siri Siri Akal. Siri Akal Mahal Akal. Maha Akal Sat Nam. Akal Murat Wahe Guru.”
Sat Siri: Truth, Projective Prosperity, and Greatness
Siri Akal: Great Undying One Who Knows No Death
Maha Akal: Infinite Who is Deathless
Sat Nam: Truth as Identity, Identity of All That Is
Akal Murat: Embodied Form or Image of the Infinite
Wahe Guru: Ecstatic Totality of God and Existence
8. Chant the mantra with the music. Become a symphony.
9. Practice 27 minutes for a 31-minute practice.
1. Continue chanting with the music.
2. Close the eyes and place the hands on the Heart Center, left palm on the heart, right palm resting on the left hand.
3. Press the hands firmly into the chest. Press hard.
4. Continue for 2 minutes.
1. Keep your hands on the heart and begin to whisper the mantra.
2. Whisper powerfully for 1 minute.
Chant without the music for 1 minute.
To End: Inhale, exhale and relax.
Comments: In the face of any great change, we confront three destructive impulses: to be alone and withdrawn, to deny or fantasize about the future that’s coming, and to live with greed or scarcity instead of prosperity. This mantra counters these three tendencies and instills the mind with courage and caliber.
Focus on the movement of the tongue and the sensation of the sound as it creates a time and space. Note the subtle difference in the meaning of the words “Siri” and “Maha.” “Great (Siri)” still has a touch of finiteness; “Infinite (Maha)” has no finiteness or form.