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Pran Bandha Mantra Meditation

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 takes you beyond those finite attachments. It opens the door to another dimension of the Self. It merges you into the unlimited sea of prana and life.

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a light jalandhar bandh (neck lock).

Eyes: Focus at the Brow Point, at the screen of the forehead. Roll the eyes up slightly.

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.


Pavan Pavan Pavan Pavan

Para Paraa, Pavan Guroo

Pavan Guroo, Wha-Hay Guroo

Wha-Hay Guroo, Pavan Guroo

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, carrier of the prana, the life force. This is God in action. This mantra forges a link between you as a finite unit magnetic field and the universal, creative magnetic field of energy that we call consciousness. The mantra is from Guru Nanak's Japji.

One who practices this to perfection experiences deathlessness. You can merge into the greater pranic body that does not die with the physical body. Prayers and mental desires become much more effective. This meditation can give you the capacity to embody a divine personality, and to become creative and fearless.

“You start conscious breathing and you have all the answers. You breathe consciously: you inhale consciously, you exhale consciously, and you’ll get all the answers. So long as you are unconsciously breathing, you are unconsciously living. What is the idea of conscious breathing? With conscious breathing you can work and you can talk, but you are always into that Self of that Creator as a creature. You enjoy the unison-ness of God within you. You and the Supreme Self are united. That is the character we all have to build to survive.” - Yogi Bhajan (Women in Training, XVII, KWTC 1992, p. 89)

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