Trishula Kriya

Meditation: Trishula Kriya

  • Mantra: Har Har Waheguru
  • Posture:
    • Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh.
    • Bring your elbows to rest on your ribs, with your forearms extended slightly up, at a 10 degree angle above parallel. Your right hand rests gently in your left hand, palms facing up. The palm of your right hand lies along the lifeline of your left hand. Your thumbs stretch out to the sides. Your hands will form the shape of a trident. There is no bend in the wrists - the arms from the fingertips to your elbows form a straight line.
    • Close your eyes. Look straight ahead at the back of your eyelids.
    • Inhale through your nose and pull back on your navel point. Suspend your breath for as long as you can while mentally chanting Har Har Wahe Guru until you need to exhale. Also, as you suspend your breath on the inhale, visualize your hands surrounded by white light.
    • Exhale through your nose and visualize lightning shooting out from your fingertips. When all of the breath is exhaled, suspend your breath out, pull mulbandh, and again mentally chant for as long as you can.
    • When you need to breathe again, inhale and continue.
  • Time: 31 to 62 Minutes
  • Eyes: The eyes are closed looking at the back of the eyelids.
  • Teacher's Notes & More Information:

    Tershula Kriya is a powerful deep meditation that activates self-healing.  It is also known as the Thunderbolt of Shiva. It is meant to balance the nervous system and help correct phobias and mental imbalances.  It develops a focused, effective mental projection that lets you connect with and heal others at a distance.  It is a sophisticated meditation meant to be savored and developed gradually like tending a spectacular orchid bloom.

    Traditionally, this meditation is practiced in a cool spot and at night to balance the heat (tapas) that the practice generates.

    Yogi Tip: Create a long, slow, deep breath pattern. There is no need to struggle with the breath suspension. Hold it as long as you comfortably can. Your lung capacity will improve over time with this kriya.

  • Complete Mantra:

    Har Har Waheguru

  • Language: Gurmukhi