Yogi Bhajan – Espanola January 28, 2000
1. Sit straight in a cross-legged position. Hold your hands in Sarab Gyan Mudra in front of the heart—fingers interlocked with the index fingers extended pointing up and thumbs crossed. Eyes are closed. Chant along with Nirinjan Kaur’s Ong Namo Guroo Dayv Namo mantra. Continue for 11 minutes
2. Remain in the same position and consciously breathe long and deep in silence. Use your breath to enter a thoughtless state. Continue for 11 minutes.
3. Remain in the same position and do Breath of Fire, pumping the navel powerfully to move the energy through your entire being. Continue for 11 minutes.
To end, inhale deeply, hold for the maximum amount of time possible and completely exhale. Then inhale deeply, hold, and squeeze the spine and ribcage. Cannon Fire Exhale. Repeat 2 more times. Relax
Every action of your life—planning, thinking and doing—is to experience a sense of completion. You live by prana, and prana is complete, so you feel you must become complete. But the feeling that “I am incomplete” exists when you do not trust in God, when you do not believe in God, and when you do not love God. I met a man in Los Angeles who wanted a facelift. He looked beautiful, but was insecure that he was not pretty. His sixty years of life experience could not convince him that he was okay. After surgery he was in a miserable state, with a severe cut under his chin. He came out all right following six months of corrective surgery. When I asked what had happened he said, “I was a fool!” No one has to tell you that you are pretty—you have to tell yourself. We are, by nature, complete. When we do not recognize it, we feel incomplete. The body progresses according to its age. It is a very balanced progression. As the age factor takes away the light and brightness of youth, it gives the wonderful wisdom of old age. We are hostile to ourselves when we do not understand this process. We are short circuited by anger and we cannot flourish. You must consciously breathe the breath of life. Give yourself a chance to wait, and the patience to understand. When you meet and talk with somebody, or think about somebody, you cannot even think of that person’s condition if you do not use patience and intuition. If you do not use patience and intuition you will do a lot of wrong. Patience and intuition are essential in order to meditatively assess what is going on.