The Hong-Sau Technique of Paramhansa Yogananda is the perfect tool for developing the concentration needed for practicing meditation. Its purpose is to help still the mind by calming the breath and focusing on the mantra Hong (rhymes with song)-Sau (rhymes with saw), which means “I am Spirit”.
This mantra carries the meaning and vibration that we are one with spirit deep into our superconsciousness, so that we may become open to the direct experience of communion with God. Thus we may come to know Him as one of his divine qualities: peace, calmness, sound, light, love, joy or bliss, power, or wisdom.
By entering into this state of deep calmness, we forget the breath, and we forget the body, so that we may experience God in stillness at “the altar of spirit.”