This is an example of a meditative yoga kriya that uses mantra. Physically, the set is total workout for the thyroid, pituitary and pineal glands. It also works on the subtle body, that part of your being that understands beyond the obvious. When the subtle body is strong, you are calm and masterful.
In each of the first five exercises, the mantra used is Wha (use the lips to create the sound water makes as it pours from a bottle), a soft, almost inaudible hay, then Guru (g’roo, softly rolling the sound of the r off the roof of the mouth). Wahe Guru is the expression of indescribable ecstasy, of union with the Infinite. Instructions.
The use of the mantra Wahe Guru throughout the kriya profoundly affects the pituitary gland and the sixth chakra. Yogi Bhajan taught that Wahe Guru is the mantra of the Ajna chakra.
‘Gu’ means darkness and ‘Ru’ means light. So Gu-Ru is basically the transformation from dark to light, which is why we have associated the word with ‘enlightened’ or masterful individuals.
We call someone a ‘guru’ when they have mastered their profession or area of expertise. However these words are so much more than simply a title or an idea. By speaking or chanting the word one creates the sound vibration, which awakens the force of the guru in all of us. Some consider this the higher self.
It’s the perfect and complete version of yourself informing you in every moment.
Speaking the words Wahe Guru will create a vibration which will dispel darkness from you and bring you into the light of your Soul. Another way of looking at it is that chanting the mantra is like dialing a phone number to your higher self.