Liberation Kriya: The Kundalini Meditation for a Fresh Start

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Note: Updated in June 2018 for clarity and additional resources.

Ever feel like you want to press the restart button on your life? Getting a jump start doesn’t always come easy. We get comfortable in our patterns and behavior even when we know they don’t serve us.

But there is a way out. If you want a fresh start, try a 40-day practice of this Kundalini meditation!

The Liberation Kriya

This Kundalini meditation practice is called the Liberation Kriya. A kriya is something you do to bring about a specific outcome. This kriya brings renewal and longevity, and it’s said to change the molecular structure of your body and mind.

What happens when you practice a kriya

Practicing a kriya puts physical and mental changes in motion to simultaneously stimulate the body, mind and spirit. In Kundalini yoga it is suggested that you commit to a kriya or meditation for 40 days in order to create a new habit and experience long-lasting change.

In this video I will teach you how to practice the Liberation Kriya as it was taught by the Kundalini master Yogi Bhajan and my own divine teacher, Gurmukh. I encourage you to test-drive it today. If it resonates with you even a little, then commit to this 9-minute practice for the next 40 days!

You will experience a renewal in many ways and feel a new sense of freedom and lightness. Give yourself a fresh start.

A breakdown of the Liberation Kriya

The suggested commitment is 9 minutes a day for 40 days.

Raise your right arm up and cross your thumb over your fist.

Project your index finger upward.

Do the same thing with your left hand so that your arms become an arrow.

Close your eyes and breathe long and deep.

After 3 minutes, change the mudra (hand position) by releasing the pinkie finger and continue meditating for the next 3 minutes.

After 6 minutes you will release all your fingers and lift your heart up.

After 9 minutes, inhale deeply and exhale completely.

Then let your hands come down and rest.

Do not go past 9 minutes. If you cannot do the full 9 minutes, you can work up to it.

It is suggested that you practice this meditation for 40 days to create a new habit. If you skip a day, begin again. This meditation benefits every area of your life. (Note: I recommend practicing the Liberation Kriya in silence.)

Enjoy the renewal and liberation.

Go deeper with Kundalini meditation

I have some awesome resources for you if you want to explore Kundalini yoga and meditation further.

Miracles Now

Miracles Now by Gabby BernsteinMy book Miracles Now includes many Kundalini meditations that are very accessible. I give instructions on how you can begin slowly and work up to the full meditations.

Miracles Now meditation videos

You can also get my Miracles Now meditation video collection for additional visual and spoken guidance on each meditation.

Turn On Your Inner Light digital course

If you want to go even further, my digital course Turn On Your Inner Light is all about Kundalini!

In this four-part course, I offer truthful guidance on life, inspiration and inner power. Each talk is followed by a Kundalini yoga set that aligns with the core lessons from the presentation.

Turn On Your Inner Light Kundalini meditation digital course with Gabby Bernstein

Throughout the course, I share authentic tools for restoring your thoughts back to peace, straight talk on how to ground your spiritual practice in your day-to-day life experiences, and energizing yoga kriyas to awaken your true power and inspiration. Learn all about it here.

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  1. “it’s said to change the molecular structure of your body and mind.”

    Does anybody know what this means? The structure is changed from what to what and how is the change measured?

    Also, how is the molecular structure of mind changed? I have not understood mind to be built of atoms and molecules.

    I would appreciate some solid information on this claim.

    I have been practicing the Kriya for 7 days now, and primarily and experiencing pain, increased density and strength in my right arm, but very little energetically besides the tremendous relief when the 9 minutes are over.

    I would so appreciate a deeper explanation of what is happening energetically with the right arm up and forward, left arm down and back placement and what the implications of left forward, right back might be.

    1. Thanks for reaching out, Liz. These are great questions. If you’re experiencing pain from the kriya you can stop and do a different one. You can also visualize yourself doing the kriya and experience the same benefit. As far as the line about changing the structure of the mind/body– this is referring to to concept of neuroplasticity. I hope this helps!

  2. Hi Gabby, I love the Kriya meditation above, to practice it, doninput a timer for every three minutes? How do you know when the three minutes are up?
    Happy New Year!
    Thank you

    1. Hi Nina! Using an alarm or timer with a soft alert is a great way to keep track of the three minute increments. XOX

  3. Thank you Gabby for writing about Liberation kriya. I’ve been practicing KY for a while and did different kriyas for 40 days. When I saw Gurmukh’s video with this kriya I decided to try it for 40 days. I really liked its effects so I decided to continue with it and in 10 days I’ll complete my 120 days. I’m thinking of doing it for 1000 days. I wanted to ask you if it’s ok to do it and what will happen if I stop at some point for some reason. Thank you very much in advance!

  4. I’m not going to lie, my arms felt like they were about to snap off after 6 minutes but totally up for a 40 day challenge. I’ll be rocking it by the end.
    Thanks Gabby xx

  5. It really hurts though, feels like my hearts going to explode because I’m just so overwhelmed by sadness. Is there anything you guys can recommend to find yourself? I feel so completely lost. I just lost my relationship, my job, And it’s all rooted in my problems from severe PTSD. That’s my official diagnosis. I’m tired of it ruining my life. I’m tired of the pain.

    1. Dear Nicole,

      For quick relief you can try tapping/ EFT. I highly recommend this technique. You can learn yourself and use it on your own. Else you can consult some EFT therapist too. This thing is quickest of all. And I recommend you to meditate daily, simple breathe meditation. Try to find comfort in spiritual teachings. Get one of Gabby’s books may be.

      If you want to just talk, you can reply to this message. I am also on self healing and development journey myself.

    1. Yes it’s perfectly, perfectly ok. I cry in my meditations too sometimes.

      I think crying in meditations also releases the associated energy of sadness or anger or loss or helplessness etc.; so its rather good. *totally my opinion*

  6. Hi Gabby! I definitely felt my energy shift after this meditation so THANK YOU 🙂 . I do have a question though : I was only able to do the meditation for 6 minutes due to the discomfort. Is it normal to feel really uncomfortable when first doing it? Does it get easier with time?

  7. Over the past few weeks I’ve felt off my rhythm. Issue after issue kept coming up at work and miscommunications between myself and my partner kept surfacing as well. I took a moment to ask myself what I’ve been projecting that has brought all of this unrest into my life. I’m still exploring that question but I know the answer is fear-based. This morning after another issue at work surfaced and another miscommunication with my partner surfaced I jumped on your website and searched, “restart”. This meditation came up and I sat down immediately to begin my 40-day journey. I can’t wait to experience more miracles. Thank you, Gabby.

  8. I thank you for this Kria, after 25 days I started forgetting one and one day and now I am on day 3. This has bin very good for me I think, it has thought me to think of me as not the time but as being in the moment and also being this arrow heading into the future at this moment whatever happens next. Now I am trying not to think of it as these 40 days but just as it is and one day I will maybe finish 40 days in a row. I have also bin thinking that maybe on the days I forget I am doing something that is old, stagnant but that doesn´t matter so much it was just a thought. I think what you are doing is amazing.

  9. I finished my 40 days a week ago. I am missing the Kriya time . It put me into discipline, resistance-relaxation, meditation and awareness. I did it at the end of the day.. and it worked great as a great releasing time. Thank you! what is a good follow up?

  10. I’m on day 5 & I can’t help but focus on my right shoulder burning by 3 minutes, so I’ve been putting it down for a second to relieve it. This is normal for the first week right? I know its definitely strengthening the crap out of my shoulder though. 🙂

  11. I’ve been meditating for 10 minutes every morning (well mostly every morning) for a month or so and began to get bored with my routine. This will be a perfect tweak. Starting tomorrow!

  12. I started kriya today. triceps hurt. Im excited! Are you going to be doing any other retreats/workshops in tri-state area again soon?

  13. I’ve been doing this for almost 2 weeks now. Just needed a fresh start EVERYWHERE in my life. The first thing I noticed is that my relationships are better. They’re lighter, more free and open. I’m also noticing that I’m not as tired and I have more energy. My self confidence is better too. I’m so excited to see what the next month will bring. Thank you.

  14. I started this Kriya 5 days ago, with the idea of liberating myself from fear. “Miraculously” since then I have been able to kick my YEARS long coffee/caffeine habit. All of the sudden the desire to stop harming my nervous system, which is already overly activated, by adding the additional stressor of caffeine, appeared and I was able to taper down and quit the coffee. The desire to do this, seemed to arrive out of “nowhere.” As I was committed to keeping the caffeine in my life, rationalizing it as one of my few “pleasures.” Perhaps the kriya helped me see the behavior more clearly for what is was and the way it was not serving my spiritual path. I am so excited to wake up tomorrow and drink hot water with lemon–no feelings of deprivation at all! Thank you Gabby.

  15. I am now into day 14! I am amazed at the energy, ideas and lightness that are coming to me! This has been,is and I have no doubt will continue to be a fascinating journey! Thank you for sharing!

    Peace and blessings,
    Melody 🙂

  16. Hi, what if this is to hard to hold your arms in this position? All i can think of is the struggle in this. Will it take time, and do i push trough the uncomfortable feeling?

  17. By practicing your meditations (completely new to this whole thing) I had this very articulate revelation that just summarized everything I’ve been feeling for the past couple of years so perfectly, efficiently, and mind blowing-ly 😉 in one upsetting sentence: “I could have had that, but instead I have this”. I realized that my entire inner dialogue for years now has been a form of that one sentence and that it’s the root of all my unhappiness and stagnancy. I also realized how toxic this is and how I need to change my inner conversation but I don’t know how. This is all based on a decision I made to leave a marriage based on gross stuff like my ego and my pride. How do I reframe this? What can I say instead? Can somebody help me reword this?

    1. You are becoming a witness/observer to your thought patterns. This is awesome, have gratitude for the awareness. Instead of upset, allow the thoughts if they come up, continue to be in gratitude and create a new thought in that moment. Louise Hay says we can say “I wish to dissolve this pattern” (for example). What do you want to create for yourself instead of regret? Also, practice forgiveness for yourself. You made your choices at a time when you had a different awareness/perspective. Have compassion for who you were then and the suffering that may have influenced those choices. <3

    2. Kelsey,

      I know exactly how you are feeling. You have discovered a block that has been holding you back. I am a happiness/authenticity coach and would love to help you out. I would love to help you out at no cost. Just let me know. Congrats on your realization.

  18. I am on Day 7. On Day 4, I took a stood up for myself and took a stand for how I deserve to be treated in romantic relationships. Yesterday I embarked on #100DaysofSelfLove

  19. Day 13th! .. what a journey, so full of magic! … strong emotions are arising with great outcomes showing up!.
    People, the key is to set the intention of releasing with every single uncomfortable tingle from the muscles.. then it feels great!… 9 minutes fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrreat post Gaby! thank you!

  20. Day 7 of the Liberation Kriya and I’m wondering if you always raise your right arm up for all 40 days? I feel that physically that arm is working harder and wonder if I will need to do one with the left arm up for 40 days for balance? New to meditation and new to kundalini. I love Miracles Now and your Spirit Junkie affirmation app which is how I start my day

  21. Just finished Day 3. It is quite the arm workout! I have been doing it in silence with my eyes closed, but have my timer on my phone going so I can see at the end how close it was to 9 minutes and how different times “feel.” Today was about 6 1/2 minutes. Love the intention behind this one. Sometimes we could all use a fresh start. Thanks, Gabby! xo

  22. Hi! today is my 7th day doing this beautiful Kriya. The very first days was very painful to keep my arms up. But then I focused on releasing tensions, long breathing and connection with gratitude. I am enjoining it so far! I ma doing it before going to bed.. is it fine?? How does a Kriya like this work ?? thank you Gaby!!!!!!

  23. Thanks Gabby! I was so tired this morning and wanted to stay in bed all day, but after I did this meditation, I got back my energy and feel totally awake and happy, full of peace.

  24. Sat nam gabby,
    Thank you for this. Day 2 was a little harder- my arms! 🙂 day one seemed easy. But then i was stopping to rest the stop watch every 3mins.
    At the min, I naturally open my eyes after 2 mins.
    I was certainly very productive yesterday. A fresh start was exactly what happened. I’ve got a new biog, new plan of action. Much organisation and paperwork cleared up so far.
    Thank you
    love, light, laughter Ishi xxx

  25. Help ?!?
    I am in so much pain from the very top of the back of my neck down my left shoulder blade. For the past 3 days after I finished the Kriya, that area hurt. I couldn’t sleep good last night. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong with the Kriya. I tried to really relax my shoulders last night during the Kriya and it didn’t help. I am doing 6 minutes for the past 5 days.

    1. If your pain is due to muscle tension or something it will go with medicine or massage but it can be because of meditation as well; in which case you have to wait for it to go on its own.

      I also got inexplicable pains in my back between shoulder blades or hips after lots of meditation. It happens every now and then and stays for many days like more than a week; no massage or medicine helps. Its part of the energy or block release process.

      1. Thank you Aisha! I know it isn’t muscle pain. I had considered it was an energy block breaking up. I was told I am holding past life junk on that shoulder. I was thinking that was releasing. The only thing I don’t know now is should I still do the Kriya. It was so painful this morning that my gut says don’t do the Kriya anymore. On the other hand, I wonder if I keep doing the Kriya, then maybe it will continue to dissolve the blockage. Any insights would be appreciated. I am definitely not doing the Kriya today… Or maybe I will keep my arms down and visualize it like Gabrielle mentions above. Thank you so much for you help! It was really valuable to me. Namaste.

        1. Hi Jennifer. One valuable tip I gained from my yoga teacher is that when lifting our arms we should be lifting from our “wings” spot, i.e., the area between the shoulder blades which is where wings would attach and muscles would lift them, if we were had wings, with shoulders down and relaxed and only engaged, not tightened and stressed. I was always holding my arms from shoulders, which radiated into my neck, but as soon as I focused on lifting from my “wing spot” I never had any more pain freezing up my shoulders or neck when I had to hold my arms in poses. Just a thought….namaste, Ann

          1. Thank you Ann! I have just raised my arms a couple times, both with shoulders and then with wings and I can totally feel the difference in which muscle is working! I will definitely integrate this into my Kriya. Namaste <3

        2. Hi Jen,

          You can do whatever you choose but you see, to release the blockages you have to go through the pain of it. When I get pain or tension in the back I do energy exercise, ‘neurolymphatic flush’ and it helps. If it is difficult for you to hold up your arms then I would suggest not to skip meditation altogether, rather do simple meditation with hands in your lap or something.

          This blockage release process is very long and tedious for me. I am experiencing different things like energy congestion, pains, tiredness, vibrating muscles etc etc. which hinders my job, sleep and life over all for many many months now. But I am sticking to the practice with hopes.

          1. Thank you so much for your follow up with me Aisha! Your assistance really means a lot. I am ready to release this long standing blockage so I am going to continue the Kriya but drop my time drastically to 1 and a half minutes from 6. I am also going to put out the intention that this blockage be eradicated quickly & easily. Before I did the Kriya the first day, I set an intention to renew my whole story and beliefs around money. Boy oh boy did that intention work 🙂 Gabrielle said this Kriya ‘changes the molecular structure of the mind & body.’ I have never done a Kriya before and am surprised it has been so powerful for me.

            Have a beautiful day Aisha !

      2. Hello Aisha!

        I have had the opposite happen for me. Since I started the Kriya meditation 14 days ago, little by little the excruciating pain that had been bothering me in my left hip and surrounding muscles for several months, and seemed to be getting worse, to the point it was difficult to sleep, has actually completely gone away. I had not considered that it was caused by blockages and that meditation would actually help remove it. I practice other forms of meditation, but this one appears to be releasing things on so many levels! Thank you for your thoughts. 🙂

        Peace and blessings,
        Melody 🙂

  26. Thank you for this Gabby. Really enjoyed doing it. day one today. Look forward to another nine mins tmrw 🙂
    love light laughter xxx

  27. Wow! I started today and was not able to do the whole nine minutes. I am excited to work up to the full nine minutes. And I am excited to stick with this practice for the full 40 day journey!

    Thank you!

  28. What should you do if your arms get tired? I know it’s only 9 minutes… But is it ok to switch arms? Thank you so much.

  29. Gabby, thank you for all that you do. This is fantastic and so refreshing – I have books of kriyas at home but you always get me to stop, drop and meditate and that’s what it’s about. Wonderful. Love and Sat Nam.

  30. This is my 4th day of doing the kriya and I decided that while I am doing the 40 days, I would also stop doing a dysfunctional habit that I’ve been wanting to , at least for the 40 days. Today I had a really challenging incident at work and I just about dove into my bad habit but something kept from it and instead I did the kriya. I’m still struggling right now in being with the difficult emotions from that work incident but I am happy I did not use my habit. I think I’ve been building up my spiritual strength and the kriya practice gives me even more spiritual structure and support. I hope I will continue to gain strength!

  31. Hello Gabby,
    I have a question, when releasing index & pinkie fingers in the second 3 minutes, do I need to release pinkie finger with index finger of left hand too? Thanks!

  32. I love this meditation! I tried it for the first time last night and it was so hard to keep my arms up for that long but I am intrigued to see how it goes over the next 40 days.

    A couple of questions:
    -Can you take a break by bending your arms?
    -Is there supposed to be a twist happening from the navel or do you literally just take your right arm up and your left arm back?
    -Is there anything specific you focus on in your mind while doing this meditation? Since it is a fresh start kriya I was trying to focus on aspects of my daily routine that I would like to change (in a non-judgemental way).

    I have only had you in my life for a couple weeks now but wow I notice a difference already. Don’t ever underestimate your power gabby girl! I will be seeing you in a couple months in MA and I can’t wait.

  33. Thanks Gabby for posting this! This is exactly what I needed in my life right now! This meditation is so challenging because I cannot do it for the whole 9 mins but I will definitely work my work my way up to the 9 mins. Day 2 done 😉

  34. Just did day one I this and boy do I know why this is life changing. The challenge to keep ur arms up and breathe deep and easy while keeping ur shoulders relaxed and down is an enlightening practice in developing willpower, determination and a passion to make things happen in ur life. I would love to humor myself and say it will be easier…but I’m sure that just when I start to feel like it is getting there, the practice will throw me a new one;) Excited to see where this goes and thanks so much for sharing your wisdom! Sat nam

  35. Doing this I remembered one of the reasons why I don’t have a steady meditation practice anymore. When pointing my hand back, my cat was there and he would not budge. Soon my other cat was chewing a thread from my shorts. Then they started bolting around the house and shouting. I had my burmese kitten in the spring and he’s so sociable, I haven’t had the heart to close the door on him (also, he does shout and scratch behind it if I do). Maybe now, though, it would be the time to start getting back to normal. I did enjoy the meditation!

  36. Gabby, this is my second day. My feelings as I’m doing the meditation… Anxiety, and my feelings feel hurt. I guess I have a lot of matters weighing heavy in my heart and I don’t know work them out. I wish to be able to do this better instead of dwelling and being stuck for years like intend to. Thank you for this because I feel I’m not doing this alone. And I need that. I need to get better at getting connected. I wish so much I could get better at that because I feel so disconnected from everything and everyone. I always put off reaching out and say until I get better. Because I’m ashamed I’m too much.
    So thank you a million times for making this so easy for me to reach out.

  37. Gabby once I saw you post this I knew I had to give it a try.
    I listened to my ~ing and today after work decided to give it a shot!
    After the 1st 6 minutes the pain/numbness in my arms went away and I settled into the discomfort and found comfort.
    I sat in stillness afterwards and felt so much warmth and love surrounding me. I was moved to tears by the overwhelming feeling of such love and rush of happiness. I’ve never experienced this kind of rush of pure warmth and genuine love and appreciation for my life and myself. I knew I was being hugged by an angel.
    Thank you Gabby!

  38. Ooh, can’t wait to start this! Quick question—do you release the pinky finger for both hands? Or just the one pointing at the sky?

  39. Gabby~
    You friggin rock. The bounty of info you share is confirmation that this is a world of abundance. There is always enough. You are a great teacher and a wildly fierce blessing.
    Sat nam

  40. Gabby, I had been anxious, angry, disorganised and unable to focus on anything lately. I know to live only for the moment and not think about the past nor worry about the future. Yet this is exactly what I am doing! Going to practice your meditation method for 40 days & let you know what happens if I am successful.

  41. I’m in. Gonna do it starting today. I am trying to focus my attention and energies for the next phase of my life and may this is it that I need. 9 minutes is not a problem at all as I’m used to meditating for an hour daily.

  42. This came (of course) when I needed it the most! Day one starts in 30 seconds. I’m sure tonight will be more focusing on the time and hand changes. But I’m looking forward to it! Thank you for posting! Sat Nam

  43. This is amazing. Thank you Gabby! We are SO excited about your trip to Oz next year. You came into my life at the precise moment it was needed.
    You are bloody awesome. xx

  44. Hi Gabby, I was wondering if you recommend setting an intention for this kriya, or is it just best to go with the flow and see what happens?

  45. Day one done! It was challenging but I did it! There is definitely something special about this Kriya, I feel amazing and I’m all smiley 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing xx

  46. Thanks gabby for the help that i have recieved by you . Even though we have never met but though your newsletters, youtub books and i love miricle now i have gained soo much . I work though the exercises that you share so thanks heaps….. also do you sell or am i able to buy dvd with the exercises that you share maria

  47. Thankyou Gabby,i am fairly new to meditation & this sounds perfect! I could definatly do with a ‘fresh start’ 🙂

  48. Hey Gabby,
    Just wondering if you tune in with the Adi Mantra before you meditate? I’m currently in Yoga Teacher Training this year in Australia and we’ve been meditating at the end of a class so have already tuned in but I wondered if you did when you’re sitting for a meditation?
    Thanks in advance! Cant wait to see you here early next year xx

  49. Hi Gabby! This is coming at a perfect time for me. Do you recommend morning or evening for this meditation? Or does it not matter? Thank you!

  50. I am on Day 92 of the 108 Miracles Now tools. I just wrote a couple days ago about how I wanted to take one of the Breathing Techinques and do them for 40 days after the 108 days was over. I am doing a 21 day Money Meditation series and long story short, today I was frustrated about money, I took a nap and when I woke up, this was one of the 1st things I saw on FB. Serendipity. I decided to give it a try. My Soulmate sat with me and we did this practice together. It was very powerful. I felt a pressure on the top of my head and knew it from was the energy flowing from my upper hand to lower hand; shaking up that stagnant energy. I am committed to doing this for 40 days. Thank you so much for all you do Gabrielle. Namaste.

  51. I am really keen to stick with this for the whole 40 days (however I did need to swap arms this morning when I first did it – they were tired!)

  52. Woke up this morning and this was EXACTLY what I needed. I love how true it is that when the student is ready the teacher appears. Thank you for sharing your life,your work and your practices I really appreciate them and you.

    Love light and skin magik


  53. Sat Nam, Gabby
    Thank you for sharing such wonderful Kundalini meditations on your blog and in your book Miracles Now. I’m currently in Kundalini teacher training in Chicago and am 3 months from graduation. I’m preparing my practicum & curriculum assignments. Are you willing to share where you are finding these meditations? My KRI manual doesn’t have some of them.
    Thank you for being you!
    You are one of my greatest teachers!
    Much love,

  54. I love that this challenges my spiritual and physical strength. Doing MCM for 40 days totally transformed my life. I look forward to seeing the miracles that unfold by doing this. Thanks for sharing!

  55. Gabby, is it best to do this in a seated pose or can we do it standing? Also, do we concentrate on our specific intention or observe our thoughts?
    Thank you for all you share.

  56. Okay this is awesome in that the Universe is guiding me loud and clear. Yesterday I wrote down my intentions in the five realms (material, physical, emotional, spiritual and relationships). Today I find this on Facebook. I did it. My arms burned but I kept repeating, “I am comfortable, I am uplifted, this burning is change happening and my arm is gonna look great!”

    When the burn got a little too intense, I put my hands to my heart and continued with the mantra. Thank you so much!

  57. Wow Love this Gabby !!! I love the challenge of Kundalini, Yogi Bhajan prescribed these exercises for a reason 🙂 – knowing that they wont hurt me even though they become challenging keeps me going every time, and the state of expansiveness that follows is blissful 🙂 Sat Nam x

  58. Thank you so much for your teaching and for everything you share. I just did this meditation and comited to myself to do it for the 40 days. Firts time in my life I choose to commit and feel happy about it instead of feeling presured …. Thanks to the Univers for this miracle!!
    Merci merci merci Gabby 😉

  59. Thank you for sharing this Gabby. I’m making a major shift, a change that was revealed tome during meditation. This is a perfect practice for this renewed phase of my journey.

  60. You know this whole idea of synchronicity??? Well, that has seen this post land in my mail box at quite possibly, the most perfect time. I’m just so new (but soooo curious) about meditation and while this particular one sings to me, will it be ok for a complete novice such as myself?
    Big love,

  61. I woke up feeling so low and sad and frustrated and angry – as i have been hoping for a new career path for so long. I started today on this 40 day journey and will let you know what miracles come my way. XX,

  62. Amazing. Feeling powerful and energized. I look forward to the next 40 days, it will be challenging and I am ready to take this daily meditation through the next month (and a bit).

  63. I’ve been wanting to try a kryia for sometime, but haven’t found the right one. I’ll give this a try. My logical mind still questions. How does this work? How can holding a pose produce change in your life. So I will give this a try because I really want to understand the science behind it. I know Kundalini yoga works for me, but I like knowing how stuff actually works.

  64. Hi Gabby,
    Thank you!
    Is it OK to do more then one focused meditation per day? I am on day 12 of the Subtle Bodies Meditation. Which is AMAZING. So I think this one would be perfect in the afternoon.
    you are fabulous! thank you for all you do!

  65. I really want to practice this meditation. I have shoulder, neck and back issues and I find this position becomes painful rather quickly. Is there a modified pose that I could use that would be as effective?

      1. Thank you for sharing an alternative way to practice this meditation for those of us who are not physically able to do so due to injuries/current physical limitations!

  66. I am totally going to do this with you 🙂 I love adding new tools to my toolbox. I love what you have to share Gabbi, you are so bright and shiny! <3

  67. Started this morning… Wow! Fabulous. My whole forehead feels light and open. I feel warmth there too. A fresh and light feeling throughout my being. Thank you Gabby. -xo

  68. I couldn’t do this for the whole time. 🙁 My arms were shaking. You often suggest many different meditations to try for 40 days. How do we know which is best for us? Thank you!

    1. Hi Kelly! When I felt too much burn, I put my hands to my heart and held them there. I used a stop watch in three minute increments and between each mudra, I’d shake my arms loose and then resume the practice. With time, we’ll get it!


  69. I’m beginning a mindful morning routine with journaling and meditation. Trying to figure out what the best start to my day is…. I’ll give this a go 🙂

    I use online meditation timers and you can set the “gong” at intervals. I think I will use them until I feel my internal 3 minute mark 🙂

    Much gratitude <3

    1. To Teresa: Thanks for the tip about the online meditation timers with gongs… I have wanted the gong sound for other yoga and meditation practices and figured there was probably something out there but hadn’t checked into it.

      1. Medivate and
        Are my faves… First one works on all of my devices second one works on my computer but needs to be a purchased app on my iPad etc. namaste

        1. I LOVE the! I used it today and what a beautiful, full, rich sound. It is now on my desktop. Thanks again…namaste, Ann

    2. Sat Nam
      Thanks to Gabby, for the meditation! Will try this!!! Looks really simple but challenging though! You’ve already inspired me in so many ways!

      Thanks to Teresa too for the online meditation timer with gong, much better than watching the time and opening your eyes!

      Infinite Light & Warmth for your hearts and all the hearts in the Universe!

  70. Sat Nam Gabby – this is perfect timing for me! On Saturday I just finished doing 120 days of the Aad Such Meditation for 31 minutes per day. It was a meditation for removing blocks and, holy moly, did it ever! I was wondering what to do next and I think this is it! Thanks!
    Peace and Love,

      1. Hi Nancy,
        Good for you! It’s an amazing meditation, but be prepared for stuff to move, with lots of emotion. But it’s all good stuff that needs to happen! I’m so glad I did it.
        Below is a link to a few different versions of Aad Such meditation downloads. In my opinion, the best one is the first one by Santokh Singh and you can download the individual mp3 for $0.99. You don’t need to use the mp3 for the meditation and you can just do it on your own, but I find it much easier having someone to repeat it with.
        If you think 31 minutes is too long, then start with 11 minutes (but you will obviously get more out of it with 31).
        Peace and Love to you!

        1. Lynne please may I ask do you sing along Aad Such or just listen to it? I have downloaded it ready to use on your recommendation and can’t wait to get started! Thank you 🙂 Mel

  71. What a great kriya ! Next on my list Gabby. I’m doing a 40days Surya kriya right now which helps me to stay in the action of all my projects. Thanks for sharing with us. Sat Nam

      1. sat nam . can I have the logic to the angles of the hands and how they change the molecular structure of the body. I’m day 2 into this

        1. Gurmukh gives some explanation here: She says that by extending your index finger (Jupiter finger), you pull down the wisdom of Jupiter. What’s most important is that if the Liberation Kriya feels good and resonates with you, to simply practice it and notice what happens after a 40-day practice. <3

  72. Dear Gabby what should we do to keep track of time when doing the meditation in silence? Should we set an alarm or stopwatch? Thank you

    1. you can watch a stopwatch for the first several times you do it. over time your mental alarm clock will have it set for you.

  73. Thank you for teaching me meditation and rejuvenation. I love the peace that comes over me that I have never been able to achieve before

  74. Dear Gabby, what should we do to keep track of time when doing the meditation in silence? Should we set a stopwatch or alarm? Thank you.

  75. My sister passed unexpectedly in October, which has led me down the path of weight gain and bad habits in eating. I started working out again and changing my diet two weeks ago, but still feel like I am somehow “stuck” in my old ways of coping mentally. I’m hopeful that this will help me renew and be successful. 🙂

  76. This feels good. I did it in my garden this morning, but was only able to do 1 minute per pose. Going to work up to 9 minutes the next 40 days. Will share this with my tribe, too. Just taking time out and sitting feels great–thank you! I’ll keep you posted.

  77. When you release the pinky finger do you release it on both hand or just the hand pointed up to the sky? It’s hard to tell from the video.

    1. I have the same question – didn’t know what to do so half way through i released my pinky on the other hand too.

  78. I definitely want to try this, and praying that I can get my girls interested in it, too! I’m just curious; what is the significance of pointing the fingers and raising the arm up? I just love to know all the details!! I find all of this so fascinating!

    1. this meditation is exactly as yogi bhajan taught it. I know that pointing your jupitor finger will ignite knowledge. i don’t believe he left us with the exact reason why the arms are the way they are but i trust that the technology has a purpose. i’ll ask my teacher gurmukh for more info and reply here;)

  79. Great stuff Gabby
    Quick question: what do you use for your sound on videos a wireless lab mic, boom mic or something else? Your sound is so crisp and clear.

  80. Do you release your pinkie on both hands?? I can see you release all the fingers on both, but I cant see your pinkie on the hand pointing behind you 🙂

    Thanks Gabby – as always, exactly what I need. starting my 40 days with you.

  81. such perfect timing for me… crazy how that happens! can’t wait to get started today and looking forward to some great shifts over the next 40 days. thanks so much Gabby! lots of love XO

  82. I really appreciate this post today. I need it as I am trying to work through a very challenging issue in my life. Thank you so much for the meditation and the 40 days which I, too, am starting today. I hope you will keep touching base with us, Gabby, because I would like to go through it together, so to speak. And I will keep checking back on this vlog and see if others are sharing their 40 day experiences too.

  83. This could not come at a more timing for me. I am starting a lot of new things in my life and I know this will kriya is exactly what I need. I plan to get started on my 40 day journey tomorrow!
    Question: What time of the day do you recommend doing it? Lately i have been starting my days by doing ego eradicator and am loving its positive effects on my day!

  84. I’m starting this 40 day journey tomorrow! I really need to make meditation a consistent daily practice and what better way?! Thanks Gabby!

  85. Thanks Gabby for this beautiful meditation. I have a toddler and even though I love being a mom, I feel that I had lost myself in motherhood. I am slowly coming back to myself. I’ll try this meditation to help me with this and make it a new beginning. Thanks.

    1. Remember, you are not alone in that! I (and many others) have been in the same spot and I’m joining in on this Kriya.

  86. Sounds amazing Gabby. Do you have a favorite song you like to practice this meditation to that cues you when each 3 minute section of the kriya is over so that when your meditating your not thinking of the time? Looking forward to more shifts in perception and the miracles that follow!

    1. Omg Gabby. Day 1 for me. (Love that the Jupiter finger coincides with Jupiter entering Leo today- brilliant) Just finished this at 945pm. Whoah. My left thumb and pinky started vibrating heavily in second part. At the end, my entire body was vibrating and my thumbs only wanted to lay in my palms. Heavy heavy beautiful potent energy surrounds me. I feel extremely grateful in and for this moment. Mahalo, always… Xx

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