On October 14, 2017 at Temple Yoga 147 N. 2nd st. Suite 11 Dekalb:
Led and organized by Sonya from Get Balanced
Join us in person, or in spirit, for this community meditation starting promptly at 5:30 p.m. CST. If you are planning on joining in person, please arrive early enough to get settled before we start the meditation.
As our group grows larger, we are asking those who come in person and wish to join in the fellowship following the meditation, to bring a healthy dish to share for snacking.
The meditation chosen for this community meditation is a Kundalini Yoga meditation called The Long Chant. The focus of this meditation is the raising of our OWN vibrations. As we know, as our vibrations rise, those around us will also rise.
Meditation Instructions for those joining in spirit:
Sit in easy pose (cross legged sitting on a pillow on the floor) with a straight spine and chin slightly pulled back level to the ground. You can also sit tall in a chair with feet flat on the ground.
Mudra: The hands are in Gyan Mudra (the tip of the index finger touching the tip of the thumb), elbows straight, with the backs of the hands resting on the knees; or resting in the hands in Buddha Mudra on the lap. (Buddha Mudra: for women, rest the right plam face-up in the lap with the left hand palm-up on top of it, put the thumb tips together. This hand position is reversed for men.)
Eye focus: Close the eys and focus on the point between the brows above the nose, the third eye point.
Mantra: Ek Ong Kaar Sat Naam Siree Whaa-Hay Guroo – music to chant along with can be found on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/PNpFtU8x1eY
Ek (One) Ong (Creator) Kar (Creation)
Sat (Truth) Nam (Name or Identity) Siri (Great)
Wahe (Beyond description, “Wow!”) Guru (Teacher of Light)
Instructions for the chant:
1) Inhale deeply and chant Ek Ong Kar
Ek is vibrated briefly and powerfully at the Navel Point (not shouted). Ong is chanted in the back of the throat, vibrates the upper palate, and comes out through the nose. Keep the sound continuous as you move without a pause from Ong to Kar. Give equal time given to Ong and Kar.
2) Inhale deeply again and chant Sat Nam until you’re almost out of breath, then reach for the Siri, which is brief. Sat is briefly and powerfully chanted at the Navel Point. Nam vibrates at the heart center. Siri is pronounced as if spelled S’ree; it is a short syllable.
3) Inhale a short half breath and chant Wahe Guru. Wahe is broken into two syllables, Wha and Hay. Wha is somewhat aspirated. Hay is extremely short. It becomes part of Guru which is pronounced as G’roo. This mantra has eight counts, eight keys, eight syllables, so the “hayg’roo” should be all run together, almost like one syllable.
4) Inhale deeply again to repeat the cycle. Continue for 11 minutes.
Comments about this mantra, from Yogi Bhajan – Kundalini Yoga Master Teacher – “This mantra is known as the Ashtang Mantra for the Aquarian Age. It has eight vibrations, and describes the glory of God. In the time period two and a half hours before the rising of the Sun, when the channels are most clear, if this Mantra is sung in sweet harmony, you will be one with the Lord.”
“All mantras are good, and are for awaking of the Divine. But this mantra is effective, and is the mantra for this time. So my lovely students, at the will of my Master, I teach you the greatest Divine Key. It has eight levers, and can open the lock of the 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.”
Chanting this mantra opens the solar plexus, which in turn charges the solar centers. The person chanting will connect 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.
This mantra initiates the kundalini, initiating the relationship between the soul and the Universal soul. It balances all the chakras. Though it is part of morning sadhana, it can be chanted at anytime.