After clearing the subtle channels of circulation with your pranayama breathing exercises, you are ready to take your attention to a more expanded state of awareness through meditation. Close your eyes completely and simply become aware of your thoughts for a few moments, then sequentially bring your attention to each of the seven chakras, audibly intoning the mantra for each energy center.
After awakening these junction points between the mind and the body, it is time to calm your mind. Begin your silent meditation by practicing breathing awareness using the So Hum mantra or any other mind-quieting procedure you have learned. We encourage you to learn Primordial Sound Meditation from a qualified instructor.
Meditation ideally is practiced for twenty to thirty minutes. If you cannot accommodate this full-time, allow for at least ten minutes of meditation during your yoga practice. Always take a few minutes at the end of your meditation to gently stretch and move before opening your eyes.
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