Excited to share this meditation and embark on the journey of what is on the other side through this 40 day Sadhana. I will share a weekly blog post of my interpretations hoping to provide a web of support and open dialogue with shared comments below.
Although Sodarshan Chakra Kriya stands alone, in the way Yogi Bhajan taught it, you may want to do a warm up series to relax your whole body and to tune into and deepen the breath. You're going to be sitting relatively still for a while and that may take some preparation. Any practice will be complementary if the Kundalini YOGA practice is fresh for you. I personally suggest the SATTVA practice, Ashtanga or Dharma YOGA. Choose a practice that will regulate your breath and completely relax your body.
This meditation purifies, it takes care of the human life. It gives you the pranic power of health and healing. It establishes inner happiness and a state of flow and ecstasy in life. The kriya never fails.
To gain these benefits it requires different efforts from different people. Each mind has stored up its own pile of negative thought and energy. So each pit is cleaned on its own time and scale. You decide how much time you have and you need to invest in this practice. Treat the practice with reverence and increase your depth, dimensions, caliber and happiness. It gives you a new start against all odds. It saves you when internal pressures have become too great for any external influence or solution. It gives you the ability to stimulate yourself from the inside. Let's elevate our souls.
To begin please tune-in to the Adi Mantra 3-5 times (do it until you feel calm and present)
Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh.
The eyes are fixed at the tip of the nose. (This meditation is not to be done with the eyes closed).
Mudra & Breath:
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. Pump the Navel Point 3 times with each repetition, once on WHA; once on HAY; and once on GUROO, for a total of 48 unbroken pumps. (please do your best)
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.
c) Continue repeating a & b Time: for 11-31 minutes. Master practitioners may extend this practice to 62 minutes, then to 2-1/2 hours a day. (Start practicing slowly— the slower the better. Start with five minutes a day, and gradually build your time)
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.
Comments: 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.
This is how to keep track of the counting.
Inhale (blocking the right nostril with the right thumb, other fingers held straight up in the air). And then I hold, and then I count '16' - - how? One. two. three -- counts with the pinkie finger, moving it slightly three times. Four. Five, six -- moves the ring finger three times. Seven, eight, nine -- moves the middle or Saturn finger three times. Ten. eleven, twelve: -- moves the index finger three times Thirteen, fourteen, fifteen -- moves the thumb slightly for three beats. Sixteen -- brings the index finger over to block off the left nostril, as he releases the right thumb from the right nostril. Then Exhale through right nostril.
You are open to try what works for you. :)
May this journey bring light and strength to the inner you and may you share that light and strength with the world.