Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan in 1971.
If you feel your heart is closed and there is no flow of Love, and you want to open your heart, do this meditation.
Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh.
Eyes: The eyes closed, looking up, focusing at the Brow Point.
Mantra: SAT KARTAAR
As you say SAT, the hands are pressed together in Prayer Pose at the center of the chest.
As you say KAR, the hands are extended out from the shoulders, half-way towards the final position. Fingers are pointing straight up.
As you say TAAR, the arms are fully extended out to the sides and parallel to the floor, fingers pointing up.
Make the transition from step to step a flowing movement.
Time: Continue for 3-11 minutes
If you feel your heart is closed and there is no flow of love, and you want to open your heart, do this meditation.
History, and how the Sat Kartar Meditation works:
« Sat Kartar » is a sound that Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh Path, (which many of our Kundalini Yoga mantras have come from) would speak, when things would happen, good or bad. His response was, « Sat Kartar! » and in effect he was saying, God or the Great Divine One, is the One doing this action, this situation.
The « Sat » in the mantra is first identifying the Soul’s True Sound(means Essence of Truth, or Being) with the palms in prayer pose at the heart(pic 1). It is said that directly behind the heart is supposedly where the Soul resides.
« Kartar » means Doer, and when the two words are combined, it is to say « Doer, Manifestor, or Walker of the Truth. » We are making the gesture, in pic 2 extending this vibration forward in a straight line/projection out of the heart.
In pic 3, the arms sweep open and spread the frequency of the heart outwards in an arc on the plane line of where the Heart and Soul reside and radiate out from us. When the movement and these primal sounds are repeated/affirmed over time, as a practice, we are in effect, opening,expanding, and directing the energetic FLOW of the Heart. The second aspect of this heart-opening mantra is that it is a key to living in a state of Faith; we are calling our souls to walk, to experience, to do, in our lives with the belief and understanding that the Divine One is working in all situations.
To experience the trusting, faithful aspect of love in our lives, we sometimes need to first do the work to open and trust the Flow of the Divine doing everything.
When we open to that Flow then we establish and allow a path for the Universe to Flow back to us in response, with All it is waiting to give to us.