562 – Chant with your heart – part 2

During the first stage of Ajapa japa, one introspects upon So with ingoing breath and Ham with outgoing breath. Now in the second stage, the process is reversed.

Introspection on Ham, while exhaling. There should be no pause between Ham and So. After Hamso, there will be a short pause. Be conscious of Hamso, throughout. Ham is the introspective sound vibration of the outgoing prana and So of the ingoing prana. The process of deep breathing, relaxation and total awareness will be the same in this practice of Hamso as in the practice of Soham.

After Ajapa japa of Hamso for a few minutes, one takes one’s consciousness either to trikuti (Ajna chakra) or Anahata chakra. There should be total awareness of the center of meditation. No pressure is to be put on the center. One has to simply concentrate one’s mind there.

Practice this second stage for one month.

Source: Swami Satyananda Saraswati,1963.

Aim Hrim Klim

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