Evening Meditation for Effective Prayer

Before any Kundalini Yoga or Meditation practice, tune in with the Adi Mantra.

Place the hands in prayer mudra, right palm pressed flat to left palm with the thumbs gently pressing against the sternum.  Eyelids are closed, and eyeballs are focused at the third eye point between the brows.

Chant these sounds on one breath then inhale and chant them two more times:

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

The sound Ong should resonate within the nasal cavity, vibrating within the head.

The sound Dev” should be chanted a minor third higher in pitch than the other sounds.

Posture:  Sit in Easy Pose (cross-legged seated position) with a straight spine, and feel that your tailbone is rooted in the Earth, and your head is in the ethers.

Mudra:  The hands are in Gyan Mudra relaxed over the knees.

Eyes:  Close the lids and gently roll the eyeballs upward.  Mentally focus through the brow point.

Breath:  Chant the entire mantra on one breath.  Inhale and continue.

Visualization Focus:  Imagine your head is in the sky and the heavens–the ether–where the color is blue, and you are sitting on the earth where the color is gray. Allow these colors to cover your body.  Between your eyebrows and the top of your head is blue ether, from your waistline down it is a pure gray, and from the heart center radiates a brilliant whiteness.

Dhartee hai akaash hai, guroo raam daas hai

As you chant dhartee hai, envision the gray color.  As you chant akaash hai, envision a beautiful, deep, dark, royal blue color.  And as you chant guroo raam daas hai, bring the vision to your heart center and envision a brilliant, whiteness.  A whiteness as bright as a sun, but white-white, not golden sun-white. 

Time: Continue for 11 minutes.  You can increase it to 31 minutes.

To End:  Inhale deeply and radiate pure white, as if you have dissolved yourself into Infinity, and Infinity has merged into you.

Yogi Bhajan:  This meditation gives a person the power to penetrate through the entire cosmos.  It uses the impact of the word and a potent visualization for the elements.  Every prayer becomes effective with this steady practice.  It is called Isht Sodhana Mantra Kriya.  Isht means the defined, experienced God; sodhana means to purify or straighten out.  One is isht sodhana who purifies the God in experience.  The underworld, the world, and the world of God shall serve that individual who can perfect this Isht Sodhana Mantra.

This meditation should be practiced in the evening.  The best time is at sunset.  It is all right to chant it in the morning, but when you do it as a personal practice to get the essence of it, you have to do it in the evening.

It is a perfect mantra.  Is is ashtang, an eight-beat mantra.  It has eight vibratory imprints and effects.  In naad, its subtle sound is perfect.  This will give you the power to know your past, present, and future.  Whatever a person anywhere has to think, say, or do, you will know it before they do.  That is the stillness, effectiveness and sensitivity it can give you.