In our usual non-liberated state, we are controlled by our attachments. We become attached to our finite identity, or to time, space, and intensity of emotion or experience.
This mantra helps you transcend those attachments. It’s meant to open the door to another dimension of Self, and give you the capacity to become divine, creative, and fearless.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a light jalandhar bandh (neck lock).
Mudra: Let the hands rest in the lap, right hand in the left palm. Or just sit with both hands in Gyan Mudra. Become completely still, physically and mentally, like a calm ocean. Listen to the chant for a minute. Feel its rhythm in every cell. Then join in the mantra.
Eyes: Focus at the Brow Point, at the screen of the forehead. Roll the eyes up slightly.
Pavan Pavan Pavan Pavan
Para Paraa, Pavan Guroo
Pavan Guroo, Wha-Hay Guroo
Wha-Hay Guroo, Pavan Guroo
The recording of Pavan Pavan by Guru Shabad Singh was used in class.
Time: Continue for 11 – 31 minutes.
Pran Bandha Mantra means that mantra, or sound combination, that collects, binds, and commands the life force or prana. Pavan is the air, the breath, the carrier of prana, or the life force. This is God in action.
This mantra is said to forge a link between your finite magnetic field and the universal, creative magnetic field of energy that we call consciousness. The mantra is from Guru Nanak’s Japji.
It was originally taught that one who practices this to perfection experiences deathlessness: the experience of merging into the greater pranic body that does not die with the physical body. From this space, prayers and mental desires become more effective.