Introductory lesson #0
Sodarshan Chakra Kriya
Meditation for focus and mental purification
Here is a meditation that makes use of prana to cleanse mental garbage and purify the mind. Of all the 20 types of yoga, including Kundalini yoga, this is the highest kriya. This is a very powerful meditation for prosperity. It will give you a new start. It is the simplest kriya, but at the same time the hardest. It cuts through all darkness and all barriers of the neurotic or psychotic nature. When a person is in a very bad state, techniques imposed form the outside will not work. The pressure has to be stimulated from within.
The tragedy of life is when the subconscious releases garbage into the conscious mind. This kriya invokes the Kundalini to give you the necessary vitality and intuition to combat the negative effects of the subconscious mind.
POSITION: Sit with a straight spine (either with legs crossed or sitting on a chair with feet flat on the ground)
Slight Neck-lock (head bent forward slightly)
Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose, or closed if you prefer.
MUDRA AND BREATH:
a) Block off the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly and deeply through the left nostril and hold the breath.
Mentally chant ‘Wahe Guru” 16 times, while pumping the navel point 3 times with each repetition (once on ”Waa”, once on ”hey”, and once on ”Guru”) for a total of 48 pumps.
b) Unblock the right nostril and use the right index or pinkie finger to block the left nostril. Exhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril. Continue, inhaling left nostril, exhaling right.
Now test out what you just read.
To help you count, here is a beat you can play to do it:
Alternatively you can (and will at a later stage have to) do Sodarshan Chakra Kriya (SCK) yourself for 3 minutes by counting on your fingers (as will described in detail later)
TO END: Inhale and hold 5-10 seconds. Exhale. Then stretch and shake the body for about 1 minute to circulate the energy.
TIME: Suggested length for this kriya is 31 or 62 minutes a day. The ideal is to start at 31 minutes, but you can begin with 11 minutes, then build up to 31, then 40, and eventually 62.
- There is no time, no place, no space, and no condition attached to this meditation.
Each garbage pit has its own time to clear. If you are going to clean your own garbage, you must estimate and clean it as fast as you can, or as slow as you want. You have to decide how much time you have to dean up your garbage pit.
COMMENTS: If you can do this meditation for 62 minutes to start with, then build up to the point where you can do it 2 1/2 hours a day (1/10 of the day), it will give you the following: ”Nao nidhi, athara sidhi,” which are the nine precious virtues and 18 occult powers. In these 27 total virtues of the world lies the entire universe.
When practiced for 2 1/2 hours every day, it will make you a perfect superhuman. It purifies the subconscious and takes care of the human life. It will make you extremely intuitive. It brings together all 27 facets of life and makes a human saintly, successful, and qualified. This meditation also gives one pranic power. This kriya never fails. It can give one inner happiness, and bring one to a state of ecstasy in life.
(as taught by Yogi Bhajan on December 1990)
That instruction is all I worked with since 1994
In case you get stranded on an island you can work with that turquise page for the rest of your life.
This is an example lecture to demonstrate to you how much you have to read each time, approximately, and the ratio between information and praxis. You will be guided into a praxis in a gentle way, so that it will not get boring and will keep it being fun.
Your task for today:
- Get yourself a timer (which you likely have in your computer, smartphone or in form of a real egg-timer.
- create a meditation-diary either as a notebook or a digital textfile.
- copy in that the exercise with the turquise background,
and the date, when exactly you did start to do it.
- and whenever you have questions about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, write them in your meditation-diary.
- copy in that the exercise with the turquise background,
All your questions regarding Sodarshan Chakra Kriya (following abbreviated as SCK) will be answered; but only after the first 25 lectures are done, because they build up in a sensical form, and it is likely that much will have been clarified by then.
Timetable for your progress
One usually approaches a subject with interest and does search many informations about it. That’s why I gave yourself an entire year time just to read the introduction and then decide whether you want to dive further into it. And that also is the reason why you do get the entire exercise here completely.
However, there does come a point in which practice is necessary to channel your own evolution and therewith accelerate it. You can observe that on most people who don’t practice anything. It takes them multiple lifetimes just to collect a little wisdom. As an example: I know two disabled guys in a wheelchair and told them to use the situation they are forced int to meditate. Both dismissed it as something to be done by old people (even after me explaining its value to it). They do need this (and maybe further lifetimes only to get started with the practice.
That’s why we do accelerate your practice from once a year to once a month now.
Rudolf Steiner said that rhythm would substitute power, which is comparable to riding a bike: If you ride too slow you fall of the bike, but if you accelerate a lot in a short time you soon will be exhausted.
Anther aspect is, as Rosicrucians say, to tune into something slowly, because the entire being will be changed – not only the intellect. Else one bangs from one extreme to the next by for example falling into and out of (legal and illegal) drugs or being criminal at times and virtuous at others.
That’s why beginners will get with each lecture a timetable of a minimal requirement, when to practice next, in order not to loose the dynamic.
The maximum advanced practitioners should do is one lecture daily in order to let the informations sink in (even though they won’t continue anything new but simply serve as repetitions) . So this course could be used as a motivation to pull of 40 days daily – like having a daily inspiration-calendar to support you.
Hence beginners should write an event in their calendar to continue with the next exercise in exactly one month. But if you want to advance faster, simply let me know and I will send you the next exercise sooner.
The reason why I gave you an entire month until the next lesson is because often too much practice initially does create as much aversion, as when suddenly tons of new informations are preached.
The algorithm my recommendations are based upon is in theory to practice one second more daily. That means that from next lesson on you will be able to practice weekly and from there on compress your rhythm of practice.
Because beginners prefer to read or watch films, on the next side I did collect randomly a few easy digestible spiritual ‘beginners-inspirations’, and will continue to extend page 2 later on.