Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

December 10, 2020 |

Categories: Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

This is one of the greatest meditations you can practice. It has considerable transformational powers. The personal identity is rebuilt, giving the individual a new perspective on the Self.

It retrains the mind. According to the tantra shastras, it can purify your past karma and the subconscious impulses that may block you from fulfilling you. It balances all the 27 facets of life and mental projection, and gives you the pranic power of health and healing.

It establishes inner happiness and a state of flow and ecstasy in life. It opens your inner universe to relate, co-create, and complete the external universe. 

Treat the practice with reverence and increase your depth, dimension, caliber, and happiness. It gives you a new start against all odds.


Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, and a light Neck Lock.


The eyes are fixed at the tip of the nose. (This meditation is not to be done with the eyes closed.)

Breath and Mantra

a) Block the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly and deeply through the left nostril. Suspend the breath.

Mentally chant the mantra Wha-Hay Gu-Roo 16 times.

Pull the navel in 1/3 of the way on Wha, 1/3 farther on Hay, and all the way in on Guroo. Repeat this process, mentally chanting the mantra.

b) After the 16 repetitions, unblock the right nostril. Place the right index finger (pinkie finger can also be used) to block off the left nostril, and exhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril.

Continue repeating a) and b).


Start slowly with 5 minutes. Gradually build the time to 31 or 62 minutes. Master practitioners may extend this practice to 62 minutes, then to 2-1/2 hours a day. The maximum time to practice this meditation is 2-1/2 hours.

To End

Inhale, hold the breath 5-10 seconds, then exhale. Stretch the arms up and shake every part of your body for 1 minute, so the energy can spread.


This meditation cuts through all darkness and neurotic barriers. It stimulates  pressure from within and gives you a new start. It invokes the Kundalini energy to give you the necessary vitality and intuition to combat the negative effects of the subconscious mind, which releases negative thoughts into the conscious mind.

Sodarshan Chakra Kriya and Teaching

This meditation balances the Teacher aspect of the mind. It acts on all the other aspects like a mirror to reveal their true nature and adds corrections. You act as a human being not just a human doing. If the Teacher aspect is too strong, you risk a spiritual ego, which becomes too attached to the ability to detach and to be “above” normal struggles.

When the Teacher aspect is too weak, you can misuse your spiritual and teaching position for personal advantage. When balanced, the Teacher aspect is impersonally personal. It starts with absolute awareness and a neutral assessment from that awareness.

The Teacher uses intuition to know directly what is real and what is a diversion. You respond from the Neutral Mind beyond the positives and negatives. You are clear about the purpose and the laws of each action.

A complete Teacher is not an instructor. The Teacher is the expression of Infinity for the benefit of all. You master non-attachment so that you are simultaneously in all your activities and not of them.

Description on page 1106 in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and on page 2879 in Dr. Sant Singh’s translation

Raag Maaroo, The Word Of Jai Dayv Jee:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

The breath is drawn in through the left nostril; it is held in the central channel of the
Sushmanaa, and exhaled through the right nostril, repeating the Lord’s Name sixteen times.

I am powerless; my power has been broken. My unstable mind has been stabilized, and my unadorned
soul has been adorned. I drink in the Ambrosial Nectar. ||1||

Within my mind, I chant the Name of the Primal Lord God, the Source of virtue. My vision, that You
and I are separate, has melted away. ||1||Pause||

I worship the One who is worthy of being worshipped. I trust the One who is worthy of being
trusted. Like water merging in water, I merge in the Lord.

Says Jai Dayv, I meditate and contemplate the Luminous, Triumphant Lord.
I am lovingly absorbed in the Nirvaanaa of God. ||2||1||

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