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Charan Japa Kriya: Nourishing the Soul of the Unborn Child

 "You are the teacher, you are the first introduction. Can you deny it? What a mother teaches a child in the womb cannot be learned on the Earth. That's why I asked you, after 120 days, just to meditate. Soul has entered. Walk and meditate, Charan Japa Kriya."
-Yogi Bhajan, 6/28/94

This is called Charan Japa, meaning “repeat with the feet.” It is an age-old method in which a couple creates a rhythm and a frequency between them. It is very bonding and healing.

It is especially beneficial if expecting a child. This bonded consciousness of the couple helps to flourish the soul of the child. This attracts a very easy, most beautiful child. The couple's own self is improved, too.

Charan Japa is a form of Breathwalk®, which integrates specific breath patterns and mantras with walking. It has been proven to be one of the most powerful physical exercises to break stress, improve health and gain emotional control. It is not only an accessible natural activity, but also a deep meditation and a profound way to connect to nature—inner and outer.


  1. Man and woman, woman on the left, man on the right. His left hand and her right hand are locked.
  2. Walking together, coordinate the steps with each other—on the left foot chant Sat Nam, on the right foot chant Wahe Guru.
  3. Walk 3-5 miles per day.

Comments: Length and duration of this walk is a suggestion; during pregnancy, each woman should tune into her own body and be sensitive to her physical abilities, as well as checking with her health care provider.

© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC. Used with permission.