Maha Avatar Babaji – Herakhan Babaji
Leonard Orr is the founder of Rebirthing Breathwork. Back in the late ’60s he was taking a bath and found that he started breathing in a circular manner. His in-breath merged with his out-breath and his out-breath merged with his in-breath. He kept breathing this way and sensations came up in body and he found that experiences of being in the womb and birth came up. He tried the technique with friends using hot tubs and everyone was getting womb and birth experiences so they assisted each other through the process and so Rebirthing Breathwork was born.
Leonard was guided to go to India to meet a guru called Herakhan Babaji. When he met Babaji, Babaji said to him “did you like the breathing technique I taught you?” Babaji had connected with Leonard whilst he was in the bath. Up until Babji left his body, Leonard visited him every year.
Babaji’s basic teachings are: Truth, Simplicity, Love and Service. He recommended the mantra Om Namah Shivaya as a means of connection to the Divine, by repeating it constantly. This mantra holds the qualities of purification and protection. He gave us this Sadhana, which includes Karma Yoga, Meditation, Devotional Singing and Harmonious Living. Bhole Baba Ki Jai! Om Namah Shivaya!