Posture: Sit in easy pose with the legs crossed.
Breath: Cobra Breath – Inhale through the nose and exhale through the nose. Create a hissing sound through the nose with a powerful exhale.
Mudra: Ravi Mudra or Sun Mudra. Tip of the thumb and tip of the ring finger are together.
Mantra: Sat Nam Sat Nam, Wahe Guru Wahe Guru (See embedded audio below). For Part 1, breath with the mantra (mouth is closed). Begin chanting with the mantra in Part 2.
Movement: To begin, the elbows are tucked into the body and the palms are up and facing the body in Ravi Mudra. Inhale and slowly raise your arms up as the mantra repeats Sat Nam, Sat Nam and exhale, lowering the arms as the mantra repeats Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru. Move in rhythm with the music, slowly lifting and lowering the arms, breathing deeply.
Time: 11 minutes
Continue the movement and the mudra but begin chanting with the music.
Time: 11 minutes
To End: Inhale deeply, suspend the breath and pull the locks, exhale. Repeat twice more and relax.
“We are doing Ravi Mudra today, Sun Mudra. Sun Mudra is the ring finger. Today, we’ll do it with a Snake Breath. Snake Breath means Cobra Breath. This breath will create a vacuum, which will move the hypothalamus and the frontal lobe into the rotary system. That breath will also take the first and second ring in that stem of the brain, which controls the entire geography of your being. You will have a very different experience. When your arms come down, exhale through the nose powerfully and that hiss of the snake will come while breathing out. You create on every strike, a little vacuum, a little vacuum that will change your entire gray matter and neurological balance. It will bring you to the freshness that you never have experienced.
Close your eyes please and just understand the beauty is in that hiss. Nothing else. Second part, when we begin chanting, with the tip of the tongue, we stimulate the upper palate and thus stimulate the hypothalamus. Simple. There will be equal insanity with equal progress. But once you do dharma, then karma will not affect; then the hand of God will work.
May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on. Let your soul find the trust, let your trust find the unisonness of faith, let your faith find the love, let your love find the Infinity, let your Infinity gift you totality, reality, prosperity, beauty, bounty and bliss. Let your life become light. Let life and light merge forever in oneness of the Lord Creator for every creature on this earth. Sat Nam.”
~ Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan August 8, 1995
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