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Hamsa Upanishad – Ajapa Hamsa Mantra

The Ajapa Gayatri is a Japa yoga kriya. It should be performed like other Japa Yoga Kriyas. Rishi, Chandas, Devata, etc., are given in the Upanishad. It should be conceptualised that in every breath, inspiration is happening with the mantra “So” and expiration is happening with the mantra “ham”. “So’ham” mantra should be done without a break.One breath is counted as one Japa. There are approximately 21600 breaths daily. For a day 21600 japas are done.
After performing Rishi, Chandas, Kara nyasa and Anga nyasa, Hamsatman is to be meditated at Heart chakra. With this meditation, breath is to be seen with “So’ham”. Any Japa mantra should be initiated by a competent Guru. Hence I do not give elaborate details here. For those who are aspiring to have initiation and competent to take initiation, the following link may be of help. hamsa vidya gurukulam
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Hamsa Upanishad – Hamsa Vidya: Chakras and Kundalini

Muladhara chakra is in the lower end of the Spinal Column.  There resides the power Kundalini Coiled up. There are two nerve currents, Ida and Pingala, along the spinal column and hollow canal, Susumna, in the middle. When the kundalini awakes, it goes up through Susumna, step by step through various energy centres called chakras and finally reaches the brain centre or Sahasrara.
S.No Chakra Location at spinal column 1 Muladhara At the base of spinal Column or Perineum 2 Swathistana Base of Genital 3 Manipura Navel 4 Anahata Chest 5 Vishuddha Throat 6 Ajna

Hamsa Upanishad - Brahma Vidya

Hamsa Upanishad belongs to Sukla Yajur Veda.
Gautama asked Sanath Kumara to explain the way to obtain Brahma Vidya, the realization of God.
Sanath Kumara replied that Brahma Vidya could be obtained through Hamsa Vidya.
Hamsa denotes the Soul. Paramahamsa denotes Brahman, the supreme God. The Supreme God is in everything as Fire resides in Oil or Oil resides in Oil-seed. Brahman pervades all. Paramahamsa pervades Hamsa. Hamsa literally means “That am I”. There exists nothing other than Isvara or God. By Hamsa Vidya, Soul realises that he is the Supreme God. The realization of God in Self is Hamsa Vidya.
The process of Hamsa Vidya is explained. The Yogi should Press the Anus, force the Prana upwards from Muladhara, circumnavigate the six-petaled Svadhisthana thrice, reach the Manipura, go beyond Anahata, hold the Prana under control in Visuddhi, enter Anja, meditate upon Paramahamsa and then attain Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Drink the nectar generated by commingling of Moon, Sun and Agni or fire,…