PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE
Maintain the Spleen
(1) Lie on Right Side, Left Leg up and held by arms. Inhale Nose, Exhale Mouth. Powerful breath.
(2) Lie down on back, interlace fingers behind neck. Begin breath of fire lifting heels six inches on inhale, exhale lower.
(3) On back, inhale lift torso up 90 degrees, exhale lower.
(4) Relax on back, focus energy at the navel point.
(5) Chant Har Har Har Har Har Har Haree from navel point.
(6) Inhale, hold breath, raise and lower legs 5 times. Exhale. Repeat, second time 10 times, third time 15 times.
Meditation for Prosperity
Sit cross legged, eyes closed gazing at brow. Place hands on the heart, Left over Right. Chant for 11 to 31 minutes.
Aap Sahaee Hoa
Sachay Daa Sachaa Doa
Har Har Har
To end, inhale, hold the breath, exhale, three times.
SPICED MILLET PANCAKES by Yogi Bhajan
1 cup millet
1-2 tsp caraway seeds
1-2 tsp black cumin
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp cold-pressed mustard oil
Optional: 1 chopped chili pepper
Toast 1 cup millet and spices in a pan, then add 2 cups water and boil/simmer for about 30-40 minutes until it forms a thick porridge batter (keep topping up the water as necessary).
Heat oil in a pan and drop in a few spoonfuls of the batter to make pancakes, cooking for a few minutes on either side. Drizzle with mustard oil.
Yogi Bhajan said: “So you can take millet, and boil it with a black jira (black cumin) and ajwain (caraway seeds). To their taste, I mean. They all know what to do. And please cook it hard. And if you want to add little taste to it, you can put corn in it. That’s admissible. And once you do all that, make it really good. And then that will become your thing and you can make pancakes out of that. And you can use mustard oil, or you can use olive oil – virgin. The rest – you can add anything you want. And you can put little black pepper or cayenne if you want to make it hot or not – that’s your problem. And once it’s very well cooked, it will become kind of a thing like a dough with which we have to make pancakes.
“The mustard oil, when taken cold crushed into the body, it kills everything which kills the body. Straightforward. Right on. I mean to say, in our villages, nobody cares for anybody. If the cow is sick, they take a bamboo stick and fill it with the oil and glub, glub, glub, glub, glub, in with the milk. Three days later there’s no problem. So they do to the man, too. Amazing. But this thing works.
“Something again happened before in Los Angeles. We were all very sick and nobody knew what to do. We made those millet pancakes, remember? And we got out of the trouble. You will have bad sore throats, you will be having sneezing. You know this feeling? Exact. I’m not kidding. This exactly will happen, many of you.
“It takes about two, three hours to go into the body to start giving you some sort of relief. As simple as that.”
Charanpal’s Notes: I’ve heard these don’t bind too well, but nonetheless are delicious and are excellent during cold and flu season. Enjoy with any toppings of your choice, such as kraut, sauteed veggies, etc..