KY meditation against burn-out
What It Will Do for You
This meditation is the best thing to
do when you think you are getting burned out. The mudra (hand position) of
this meditation causes a dormant state of energy so that you can either prevent
burn-out or recuperate. The posture reduces the output of your authoritative
magnetic field to zero.
How to Do It
Sit in easy pose with a straight spine. Relax the arms down with the elbows bent. Raise the forearms up and in toward each other until the hands meet at the level of the heart. Fold the thumbs across the palms of each hand until the thumbtip rests at the base of the ring finger. Face the back of the hands toward each other and press them together. Firmly press the backs of the fingers of each hand together. The upper hands may be more loosely pressed together. Keep the arms comfortable and relaxed, and the elbows as loose as possible.
Focus on the tip of the nose. Deeply inhale in eight equal parts. Completely exhale in eight equal parts. There is no mantra for this meditation. However, during group practice, the leader can call out SAA TAA NAA MAA SAA TAA NAA MAA SAA TAA NAA MAA SAA TAA NAA MAA to establish the rhythm and power of the eight-stroke inhale and exhale.
Practice this meditation only when there is time after the completion to remain still and relaxed. It can be very spacey.
Begin with 11 minutes of practice. When
you feel competent, increase to 22 minutes. Later, increase to 31 minutes.
taught March 22' 1980, source survival kit