May 2020 – Kriya and Message from Nirvair Singh
Gyan Mudra Kriya
Originally taught on March 2nd, 1979
Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Nestle the back of one hand in the palm of the other (it doesn’t matter which hand is on top, but Yogi Bhajan demonstrated the mudra with the left hand holding the right) so that the hands are crossed and the fingertips angle to the sides in a relaxed way. Place the thumb of the bottom hand across the palm of the top hand. Cross the other thumb on top of it. This will cause the fingers of one hand to curve around the outside of the other hand and hold it gently.
Hold the mudra at the level of the chest in a comfortable way. Look at the third eye point and then bring your eyes to the tip of your nose and keep the focus at the tip of the nose. The breath is done in a four-breath pattern:
- Inhale through the nose and exhale through the nose.
- Inhale through the mouth and exhale through the mouth.
- Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.
- Inhale through the mouth and exhale through the nose.
Continue this sequence using full, complete, and powerful breaths. When breathing through the mouth, purse your lips almost as if to whistle. Start with 11 Minutes and gradually increase the time to half an hour.
“This meditation is very simple, but very powerful if you do the combination right. It looks simple, but it coordinates both areas of the brain, gives you powerful insight, and coordinates mystery into mastery of the three bodies. Though it looks simple, it works for many complications. When you do not know what to do, do this.”
Balancing Mind and Heart Unto Infinity
April 4, 1972
Time: 11 minutes
- Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Bend your elbows and place your palms against your chest so that you can tuck your thumbs into your armpits. The thumbs press against the ribs. Rest the palms and fingers of each hand against the chest. Rest the upper arms lightly against the rib cage.
- Let the eyelids hang down so that your eyes are only 1/10th open. Pucker the lips and inhale deeply through the mouth with a whistle. Listen to the whistle-sound of the inhalation as you mentally vibrate “So”. Completely exhale through the nose as you listen to the breath and mentally vibrate “Hung”. “So Hung” means “Infinity, I am Thou.”
This meditation balances the frequency and quality of the heart center. The heart center opens the potential for compassion and humility. Humanity is now going through a global transition into the Aquarian Age. We are preparing to have kingship over the service of the Universal force. This requires Universal Consciousness. There are two ways of developing Universal Consciousness: through hardship and time, or through mantra. Mantra is the easier way, but the difficulty is that mantra opens the heart center and the mind has difficulty following the heart’s frequency. But it is through the understanding that comes from the heart, that the mind can realize the concept that Infinity is within us.
This mediation was originally published in the book “Praana Praanee Praanayam – Exploring the Breath Technology of Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan”
Nirvair Singh Khalsa began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1971. He is a retired University Instructor at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he taught classes in Kundalini Yoga for 31 years. He is a KRI certified lead trainer, and has taught classes, workshops and trainings throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. He lives with his wife of 50 years, Nirvair Kaur, in Santa Rosa California.
He is an author of many Kundalini Yoga books and videos, and posts content on three internet sites.