In addition to being part of the “Aquarian Sadhana”, for decades, on Yogi Bhajan’s birthday (August 26th), his students around the globe have practiced a special 2.5 hour sadhana of “Long Ek Ong Kars”. Here’s more information about this mantra/meditation:
It is also called Long Chant, Morning Call, and the Adi Shakti Mantra. It is said that it can balance all of the chakras, open the solar plexus, liberate you from the cycle of time and karma, and unite you with the Divine.
Here’s what Yogi Bhajan said about this mantra:
“This mantra is known as the Ashtang Mantra for the Aquarian Age. It will open the solar plexus, which in turn will charge the solar centers. The person will get connected with the Cosmic Energy, and thus will be liberated from the cycle of time and karma. Those who meditate on this mantra in silence will charge their solar centers and be one with the Divine. That is why I speak to you of why we should meditate and recite this mantra.” ~Yogi Bhajan
“All mantras are good, and are for the awakening of the Divine. But this mantra is effective, and is the mantra for this time. So my lovely student, at the will of my Master, I teach you the greatest Divine key. It has eight levers, and can open the lock of time, which is also of the vibration of eight. Therefore, when this mantra is sung with the Neck Lock, at the point where prana and apana meet sushmuna, this vibration opens the lock, and thus one becomes one with the Divine.
“This mantra has eight vibrations, and describes the glory of God. Thus said the Master, ‘In the time period two-and-a-half hours before the rising of the Sun, when the channels are most clear, if the Mantra is sung in sweet harmony, you will be one with the Lord.’” ~Yogi Bhajan
Sit in an Easy Pose with jalandhar bandh. Have the hands in Gyan Mudra, or resting in Buddha Mudra in the lap. Maintain a strong Neck Lock (jalandhar bandh).
Breath and Mantra:
Ek Ong Kaar Sat Naam Siree Whaa-hay Guroo
One Creator created this Creation. Truth is His Name. Great beyond description is His infinite wisdom.
Chant in a 2-1/2 breath cycle, in the following manner and try not to let the pitch fall:
Inhale deeply and as you pull in the navel abruptly, chant Ek. Then Ong Kaar is drawn out. Give equal time to Ong and Kaar. On Ong let the sound resonate in the upper cavity of the head, by closing the back of the throat and vibrating the upper palate, and allowing the sound to come through the nose.
Inhale deeply and as you pull in the navel abruptly, chant Sat. Then Naam is drawn out. Then, just as you get to the end of the breath, add a quick Siree (pronounced S’ree).
Inhale half a breath, pull in the navel abruptly, chant Whaa. Then Hay Guroo (Hay should be relatively short, Guroo is pronounced G’roo and is drawn out, but not too long.)
The Ong Kaar and Naam Siree are equal in length. The Whaa-hay Guroo is equal in length to Ong. This can be done for as little as 3 minutes, 7 minutes, 11 minutes, 31 minutes, or 2 ½ hours.