Taught by Yogi Bhajan on October 17, 2000
Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we enter the Aquarian Age. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to behave in ways we would not otherwise. Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga, cautioned us that as we transition into the Aquarian Age, that is, through 2038, humanity would suffer from a phenomenon he called Cold Depression.
Posture: Sit in easy pose with a straight spine. Interlace your fingers so that the finger tips press into the cavities between the fingers on the back of each hand. The index fingers are straight up, pressed together along their length. Thumbs cross each other comfortably. hands are held at chest level.
Focus: Eyes are open, focused at the tip of the nose.
Mantra: Chant Wahe Guru Wahe Jio* from your navel point, creating a mental focus in this way. At the sound of Wha focus at the navel point; Hey focus at the chest; Gu (as in ‘good’) – roo (as in ‘true’) focus at the lips. Follow the same sequence and rhythm for Wahe Jio (‘ji‘ as in ‘gee;’ ‘o‘ as in ‘go’)
Time: Continue for 3 minutes building up to 31 minutes.
End: Inhale and hold. Listen to the sound of the mantra. Exhale. Inhale, hold and give back all the cold depression to God. Exhale. Inhale, hold and feel the preciousness of life. Let it go through your exhalation. Relax.
*The version used in class was from the Raga Sadhana CD by Sangeet Kaur
©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan; reprinted from Aquarian Times, Winter 2001
For more information about Cold Depression see Overcoming Cold Depression