In the system of Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, the human being has 10 bodies not just 1. Each body has its own attributes, and the 3rd body is the positive mind.
The positive mind is one of three mental bodies, the others being the negative mind and the neutral mind. It’s qualities are positivity, equality and trust.
The positive mind sees the good in everything. It’s job is to calculate what is going right. It keeps the light shining strong no matter how dark things get.
When your positive mind is strong, you have a good sense of humor and a strong sense of hope. You are full of bliss and joy and ready to succeed and take life on. The positive mind corresponds to the navel center, to the seat of will, so a strong positive mind leads you to be action-oriented and organized. Your body is fit and your mind is sharpest. When your positive mind is sharpest, you can see that all good comes from the Creator and that all beings have access to this good, which makes everyone equal.
When the positive mind is weak, it finds data from the subconscious and magnifies it. It will find your hidden traumas, blow them out of proportion, and reinforces negativity. A weak 3rd body can lead to a blocked navel center, making you sluggish, overweight, depressed and unorganized. In extreme cases, you can become paralyzed with negativity and feel like giving up entirely. A 3rd body that is too strong can lead people to become rail thin and dogmatic.
Physical symptoms of an unbalanced third body can be gallbladder and liver problems, foot and ankle issues, low back problems, weak eyes, headaches and allergies.
Those born in March or December and on the 3rd, the 12th and the 21st of the month would do well to balance the 3rd body.
Strengthen and balance the 3rd Body using Kundalini yoga!
Here are suggestions for balancing the Positive Mind:
Using positive affirmations is a great way to strengthen the positive mind. Remember to phrase them by focusing on what you do want, rather than reinforcing what you don’t want. (“I am attracting success!” is much, much better than “I don’t want to be poor anymore!” or “I am not a failure!”)
These two great CDs include affirmations (if you need a little help) but two very different, incredibly dynamic teachers. Let Michael Beckwith or Yogi Bhajan help strengthen your positive mind!
The mantra “Rakhe Rakhanhar” is an excellent suggestion to strengthen the positive mind.
Rakhay rakhanhaar aap ubaariun
Gur kee pairee paa-eh kaaj savaariun
Hoaa aap dayaal manho na visaariun
Saadh janaa kai sung bhavjal taariun
Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaariun
Tis saahib kee tayk naanak manai maa-eh
Jis simrat sukh ho-eh saglay dookh jaa-eh
These are the words of Guru Arjan, the 5th Sikh Guru, and they are for complete protection. It is from the evening prayer (Rehiras), which adds energy to one’s being, and helps when you are physically weak or have limited wealth. It is a sweet victory song which allows us to be guided by God’s graceful and merciful hand. It does away with the obstacles to fulfilling one’s destiny.
Chanting this mantra helps against fluctuations of the mind. This mantra is included in the Aquarian Sadhana and is done as a part of the daily practice in the morning meditations for Kundalini Yoga practitioners.
Here are beautiful versions of this mantra:
Kriya for the Positive Mind:
Follow Anne Novak as she teaches a Kriya for the Positive Mind (followed by a meditation for the Neutral Mind).
Connect with Guru Amar Das
Guru Amar Das was the third Guru of the Sikhs, and he corresponds to the 3rd Body. He became the Guru very late in his life, after a lifetime of selfless service. He worked tirelessly to advance the cause of women’s equality and wrote beautiful, poetic songs about his devotion and love for the Divine. He was also a devoted vegetarian.
For more information on the 10 Bodies and the Positive Mind: