Kundalini yoga has a plethora of meditations, some with mantra, some with breath work, some with visualization. I generally have 4-6 “go-to meditation” that I choose from as part of my morning sadhana practice.
Lately I have been enjoying the Heart-Cross Meditation, which came to my attention while looking for a good helper for a dear friend who is going through divorce. I gave this to her, especially because it feels nurturing (with the arms crossed over the heart center), and because of its purpose.
You can see me lead the meditation here.
Some fascinating information about this meditation: It is from the book, The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets, by Yogi Bhajan with Gurucharan Khalsa, an amazing work of spiritual art that is rich with yoga technology and over forty meditations. Here’s what the book has to say about the Heart-Cross Kirtan Kriya meditation:
“Memories flow constantly into our awareness. The Negative Mind sorts these to use only the ones that support your action and identity.
(If this quality is) too strong: You can become fearful of past mistakes and traumas. you may be slow to change and need high levels of confidence before committing to a direction of action. You require evidence and repetition of things already certain.
(If) too weak: You are blind-sided by things you could have avoided through using past lessons. You let anger and frustration from the past submerge and develop subconsciously.
Balanced: You learn quickly from the past. You avoid your own traumas and those of others, and can rapidly come up with new plans to avoid old errors and clean up past messes. You will be highly ethical and feel best when you can forgive all the errors you find others have made, as you create new ways to move ahead.”
Enjoy with my blessing. May the meditation give you the boost you need to move forward in life.