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Developing Self-Rhythm

Originally taught on May 28, 1997

"The inner fatigue takes away forty percent of your energy and there is only one way to get rid of that fatigue: regulate the energy through the breath of life. There is no other way out.

"We are working on the cross reference of the left hemisphere to the right hemisphere. The center is the frontal lobe. This exercise will develop in you the 'self-rhythm.' You don't have self-rhythm. If you put on the rhythm meter you will be shocked how wavering your mind is. It's like an earthquake—7.9 on the Richter scale. That's why nobody can enjoy life." - Yogi Bhajan

1. Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Bring your hands into Ravi Mudra, thumbs and Sun (ring) fingers touching and the other fingers straight. Rest the backs of your hands on your knees.

Whistle to Ardas Bhaee: Sit calmly for 30 seconds. Then begin to whistle along with Ardas Bhaee Instrumental Version (Healing Sounds of the Ancients #5). Purse your lips and whistle properly: don't whistle with the tongue, whistle only with the lips.

Continue for 9 1/2 minutes.

2. Stretch your spine up straight. Turn your right palm upward and your left palm downward. Your arms are comfortably extended in front of your body, elbows and hands are about diaphragm level. Consciously inhale long and deep through the nose and exhale deeply through the mouth.

"Watch the balance of your hands, there is no way to create any tension. Do long, deep breathing and try to relax. It will put the inner self of you into a cross balance." Continue for 5 minutes.

"You have to learn to give yourself a few minutes to experience yourself. There is no better experience than that. lnhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Use your lips. You know it is a very simple way to live. What we are trying to tell you is, you are fatigued. Minus fatigue you are beautiful. If anything can take away your fatigue, you are fine.

"This exercise will create a miracle if you accurately do it. After all, what is harmony? Total balance. It will create a balance because we took away all the fatigue in your body. And it shall energize you."


3. Put your left hand against the heart center, the center of your chest, and place your right hand on top of it. Sing from the navel along with Nirinjan Kaur's tape of Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. Continue for I minute.

To Finish: Inhale deeply (hold the breath 10 - 15 seconds) and press your hands at your heart center. Press hard and squeeze the entire body. With a cannon fire breath, exhale. Repeat this sequence two more times.

Read more on The Benefits of Whistling

© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC. Used with permission.

This meditation can be found in Praana, Praanee, Praanayam, available through KRI.