Open the Lock of the Heart Center,
to Increase the Power of the
This meditation is from the amazing Kundalini Yoga book called "The Master's Touch, On Being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age" by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini Yoga, from Kundalinini Research Institute, Los Angeles (currently Espanola, NM) 1997. To order this, please click here.
Mudra: Sit in easy pose with a straight spine. Bring hands approximately 6-8 inches in front of your face, palms flat and facing one another, fingers pointing towards the ceiling, and with approximately a 6-8 inch space between the palms. Elbows are bent and are relaxed down (a).
Movement: With a very fast, powerful jerk, stretch the hands out (b) until there is about 36 inches between the hands (c), and abruptly stop them there. The stopping process will be so abrupt, done with such a powerful force, that you'll find the hands, chest, shoulders, and head jerking back and forth a little bit. This abrupt stopping, and the resulting jerk causes an "opening up your chest cavity with a 'current shock.' You should stretch out like eleven hundred volts have hit you."
Music: Tantric Har (which is the constant repitition of the work "Har," meaning God. Repeat this mantra at the rate of approximately once per second Roll the "r" sound so that the tip of your tongue flicks against your upper pallete just behind your font teeth). Or do 1 movement per second. Do not sing aloud. On every Har, you will stretch your arms with such a powerful force, just as if a eleven hundred volts have hit you. Concentrate on this reaction in your chest, and see the effects it has on you.
Time: 11 minutes.
End: Inhale. Hold the breath, but keep on doing the motion. Held 13 seconds. Exhale. Inhale again and continue the motion. Held 8 seconds. Exhale. Inhale deeply, continue. Hold 6 seconds. Relax.
Comments/Effects: The chest cavity is called the heart chakra. This heavy jolt, as you spring your hands and arms apart, will cause a jerking reaction to your chest cavity, which will open up your heart center. Opening of your heart center cavity is opening up to your own Infinity.
This center is sometimes referred to as the "agan granthi"-the place from which all fire-related activities spring-food, digestion, breath, to name a few. When this center is locked, your ribcage is out of placement. Then the diaphragm doesn't act right, and you'll lose one third of your life force. This meditation loosens this lock and will open up the power of the Almighty within you.
You must bring forth the entire power of your being, using a great force as you open up and then suddenly stop your arms, and thus shock your central nervous system (the shushmanaa) on the sound of Har. Through this meditation you can move the power of the ida and pingala, and open up the shushmanaa.