Celebrate 3HO’s 50th Anniversary
With a Global Meditation
January 5, 2019
Join us at Spirit Rising Yoga Center! All are welcome!
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Broadcast & filming begins at 10 am sharp.
RSVP by January 3rd.
2019 marks our 50th Anniversary year since the founding of 3HO International, a global community that seeks to inspire everyone everywhere to realize their full potential through the uplifting experience of Kundalini Yoga.
January 5th is the 50th anniversary date of Yogi Bhajan's founding of 3HO. Calling all yogis from around the world -- come meditate with us to celebrate this monumental event in our international community!
On the official anniversary of 3HO we will be doing a 24-hour worldwide meditation, starting with UTC/GMT +13 (New Zealand) and ending in UTC/GMT -10 (Hawaii), with each time zone meditating for 11 minutes. Thus the meditation will be passed from hour to hour, covering the entire globe over the course of 24 hours. You can participate from anywhere in the world by tuning into the livestream on our Facebook page.
3HO will have communities in these countries (more to come!) participating in our livestream or hosting events, by timezone:
and the United Kingdom
Will you join us?
Healthy Happy Holy Breath
Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on July 10, 1975
This meditation uses the power of the breath to enhance the depth of the effects of the mantra Healthy am I, Happy am I, Holy am I, and to carry out your intentions.
When practiced correctly, the breath will slow to two and a half breaths per minute. This shift from the normal 12-15 breaths per minute is significant. Once the breath rate is slower than four breaths per minute, the central brain starts functioning more intensely. The pineal and pituitary glands shift their relationship to each other. In this state the effects of outer and inner sound are greater. The mantra will become more penetrating. A larger portion of yourself will be able to synchronize and carry out your intentions.
How to Do this Meditation:
Posture: Sit in any easy posture that keeps the spine straight.
Mental focus: Bring the mental focus to the Brow Point.
Breath and Mantra: Inhale deeply and completely through the nose. Hold the breath by suspending the movement of the chest. Silently repeat the mantra 3 times: Healthy Am I, Happy Am I, Holy Am I. As you exhale, repeat the mantra out loud three times. Each repetition of the phrase takes about five seconds.
Time: Continue for 11 minutes.
To End: Inhale deeply, relax the breath, and sit silently for a minute or two. Then inhale deep, stretch the arms up over your head with the fingers interlocked, and pull the spine up. Exhale and relax.
When you are teaching this meditation, it is best to guide the students by chanting the mantra out loud as they suspend the breath.
© 1975 The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan