Benefits: “This meditation stimulates the mind, the moon center and Jupiter. When Jupiter and the moon come together, there is no way in the world you will not create wealth.” -Yogi Bhajan
Posture: Sit in a comfortable position that allows the spine to be straight and tall. You may sit cross-legged on the floor or seated on the heels. If you are not comfortable on the floor, sit in a straight back chair without leaning back and feet flat on the floor.
Instructions: Focus at the tip of your nose with eyes 10% softly open. With your elbows bent at your sides, fingers together, palms face down in front of you, with the right thumb over left, and tap the insides of the index fingers and palm sides together, separate, flip the palms up and tap the sides of the pinky fingers and palm sides together. On each tap of the hands, chant ‘Har’ allowing the navel point to contract slightly. Try to pronounce ‘Har’ with a rolling r allowing the tip of the tongue to touch the top of the mouth.
Duration: Minimum duration of 3 minutes, maximum duration of 11 minutes. Yogi Bhajan indicates that anything over 11 minutes would be ‘greedy’.
Reminder: Do not push through any breathing exercise that feels uncomfortable. If you ever feel anxious or a shortness of breath, return to your normal breathing and move through the exercise or conclude the exercise if necessary.