MORNING CALL - 7 minutes
EK ONG KAAR - One creator created his creation
SAT NAAM - Truth is his name
SIRI WAHE GURU - Great beyond description is his Infinite wisdom
According to Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa, Morning Call is almost the only mantra Yogi Bhajan taught during his first year in the United States (other than Sat Nam, of course!) When done correctly (more about that below), it is said to open the chakras; to initiate Kundalini; to charge the solar centers; to connect the soul to the Universal Soul; to energize our higher awareness; and to liberate us from the cycle of karma. But what does that actually mean? For me, I think of Morning Call as a conduit. Once in line with the rhythm of my breath and the rhythm of the mantra, there is a natural flow and pathway that is created. And it is into that flow that I'm able to direct all of my doubt, grief, irritation, dis-ease. . .whatever is needing to be healed on a deeper level.
TO GET STARTED . . .
- Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. If you have issues with your knees, you may also sit in a chair with a straight spine and both feet flat on the floor.
- Place the hands in Gyan Mudra or rest them in the lap in Venus Lock.
- It is recommended to cover yourself with a blanket or meditation shawl to keep the spine warm and cozy.
- Be sure to apply Neck Lock.
- Close the eyes.
- Optionally, as you chant each syllable, you can concentrate on each chakra, from the first to the eighth.
As I said earlier, the rhythm of the syllables and the rhythm of the breath is super important when chanting Morning Call. If you are new to Morning Call, I would recommend listening to and chanting along with a recording to begin with. Here are a couple of my favorites:
Alternatively, you can watch this video of Krishna Kaur teaching Morning Call.
I invite you to fall in love with this practice and to let it flow.
With light and love,