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A Meditation for Couples: Shakti and Shakta One Heart Meditation

This powerful couples' meditation elevates awareness and the capacity to see the sacred in the other. It is invigorating, energizing and will give you a lot of strength and endurance. You can feel very light, because all of the functions become so tuned-in and effective. It restores you to a state of youthfulness.

Holding the breath out flushes and purifies the blood. This is excellent for ridding the body of disease. Not only is it purifying for the blood, but it has the power to absorb oxygen so that the main functions of the body's organs gain a special kind of strength.

Posture: Sit down facing your partner in any comfortable meditative position that maintains a straight spine.

Mudra: Relax arms and hands down in a comfortable position.

Eyes: Eyes can be closed halfway, 9/10, or completely.

Mantra and Breath: Take turns chanting the mantra. While your partner is chanting, hold the breath out.

Ek Ong Kaar

Sat Naam

Kartaa Purakh

Nirbho

Nirvair

Akaal Moorat

Ajoonee

Saibhang

Gur Prasaad

Jap

Aad Sach

Jugaad Sach

Hai Bhee Sach

Naanak Hosee Bhee Sach

Time: Start with 3 minutes and build up gradually to 31 minutes. You may experience a sensation of weightlessness for about 10-15 minutes after completing the meditation.

Comments: "When you chant he holds (the breath), and when he chants you hold. It is a good way for a husband and wife to relate to each other. The man should look like a man of God, and think a good thought. Woman is the symbol of Shakti, that which comes from the Infinite and is self-created.

“One is Shakti and one Shakta—both are the polarity of the same divine force called God. Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior. One is the base and pushes up. The other gets pushed up from the base. So there are not two different things. That is why the grace of God is in you as a male or as a female. It is your moral strength. It is your honor, and that is why we feel it is a good thing for a person to live in his heart, not his head.

"Head is beautiful; head is not wrong, but something is beyond the head, and that is the heart, the Self, the being which throbs for somebody, which moves for something, which moves even when you don't move. Something which lives in you—when you feel you are dead—is your heart. The brain can collapse and revive, but when the heart collapses and it doesn't revive, the brain won't even function. The value of the Heart Chakra is very definite."—Yogi Bhajan

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan