A Quick Yogic Pick-Me-Up

 Tammi pausing in the park to meditate, after teaching ballet class.

Tammi pausing in the park to meditate, after teaching ballet class.

Here is a simple but effective meditation you can do any time, any where and no one will know you are doing anything extraordinary.  

Sit in simple cross-legged pose or in a chair with your spine straight, both feet flat against the floor. There is no specific mudra for this meditation. You may rest your hands in your lap or try gyan mudra.

Take a deep inhale. Suspend the breath and mentally vibrate: 

I am bountiful, I am beautiful, I am blissful.

Exhale completely and with the breath held out, mentally vibrate:

Excel, excel, fearless. 

Continue for three minutes.  

This quick and easy meditation slows the breath which calms the mind. At the same time, the positive affirmation reconnects you with your inner strength and the tremendous untapped potential within you. The best part, you really can practice this meditation anywhere: on the tube, at your desk at work, in the park, and of course on your yoga mat. Try it and share your experience with us!

You can find this meditation in Success and Spirit by Yogi Bhajan and edited by Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa (2011). It also appears in Yoga for Prosperity by Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa (2002).