Kundalini Yoga is About

(5) Awareness and Consciousness Below is a brief explanation of each of these concepts and guidelines on how to focus your attention during your practice of Kundalini Yoga to maximize your transformation. Life in physical reality is about experience. Beliefs define the parameters within which we limit or allow ourselves to experience life. Experience is the extent to which we actually feel life. Our goal is to experience our energy and a sense of ourselves in our body. By moving and stimulating...

Closed Heart

One of the main reasons for poor posture is a closed heart. If we are afraid, lack self-confidence and self-esteem, or suffer from any of the other manifestations of a closed heart chakra, we try to protect ourselves by physically bending in at the heart center. Much of our deep emotional pain in stored in the solar plexus (between the navel center and the breasts.) Our protective instincts are often initiated in the area of the solar plexus. To open the heart, we must begin at the solar plexus...

Healing Meditation Instructions

Yogi Bhajan has said that the mantra RA MA DA SA SA SAY SO HUNG is one of the most powerful healing mantras on the planet. The power of this mantra comes from its ability to connect earth and ether. This mantra is used in many meditations taught by Yogi Bhajan. Below I explain one of the most popular meditations. This part of the mantra pulls the healing vibration into the physical plane. SA SAY SO HUNG is the ether mantra. This part of the mantra resonates with the universal healing frequency.

The Path of Manifestation

Spiritual practices have traditionally focused on raising energy from lower to higher frequencies and from the lower to the higher chakras. Many spiritual disciplines concentrate only on the upper chakras and totally ignore (or try to ignore) the lower chakras. Some spiritual paths still condemn the body and the lower chakras, which they consider as bad. I knew one woman who would practice only third eye meditations. She even refused to do yoga or any practice that got her in touch with her...

Earth the First Chakra and Intuition

One of the most commonly marked goals of Kundalini Yoga is to sharpen your intuition. There are many ways to do this and we will cover them over time. In this lesson, I want to give you a few pointers on how to do this by balancing and aligning with the earth element. There are five elements or tattvas - air, water, earth, fire and ether. One of the goals of yoga is to balance and integrate all five elements of our being. Practice of the techniques and postures goes a long way to achieving this...

Basics of the Millet Diet

Here are the basics of the millet diet. For a more detailed description with recipes developed by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur order the booklet from Ancient Healing Ways. The Millet diet provides a filling balanced meal plan of about 1000 calories per day. This diet normalizes blood sugar levels. I believe this aspect helped me overcome cravings that have made dieting so difficult for me in the past. According to Bibiji Inderjit Kaur the millet diet is excellent for losing weight, but also excellent...

When to Apply the Locks

Relaxing while holding a posture after the exercise is completed , creates a dynamic space for movement of energy. In general, the locks are applied while holding the posture after completing a yoga exercise. This direction is not always specified. It assumed that the student will gently apply the appropriate locks to anchor in the internal effects of the asana. Rootlock or mulbhand closes the lower three chakras so that the energy cannot be lost or leaked out through the base of the spine. As...

Winter Solstice Yoga Sequence

The healing meditation done with the mantra RA MA DA SA SA SAY SO HUNG is one of the most popular mediations taught by Yogi Bhajan. This meditation can be done alone or in a group for self-healing and to heal others and the world. Those who practice this meditation participate in anchoring the healing vibration on the planet. A group of eleven students began doing this meditation at the Winter Solstice Celebration in the early seventies for Yogi Bhajan. We wanted to give back to him for all...

Goals of Spinal Exercises

The goals of the spinal exercises are to develop an AWARENESS of your spine to establish the spine as a FOCAL POINT for your attention to ACTIVATE and open the energy flow in the spine to ALLOW the energy to move and align itself. This set is taken from the excellent book -Relax amp Renew, from Yoga Technology. In later lessons we will experience the specific energies of each of the chakras. First we want to establish a baseline of spinal awareness.

The Purity of the Breath

There is something very beautiful and serene about the breath. The breath is our life force. The breath connects us to all that is. The breath is pure energy. Physical sensations connect with reality. Mental thoughts distance us from reality. Our goal in working with the breath is to develop a sensory awareness that connects us with the most primal reality and energy of life. Being present to our breath in our body is one important way to cultivate this awareness. In this meditation we want to...

Transcript of Lecture by Yogi Bhajan

The Self-Sensory System and the Transition of the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age - Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D. August 1, 2000 In the next twelve to fourteen years you will be needed by the world. It does not matter who one is today, or to whom one belongs people's minds are going to go empty. In the Piscean Age, which is going to end, the main need was for knowledge, for creative legacy. That's why in the Piscean Age sex was taboo it was monitored, matured, glorified. Sex and sensuality were considered...

Our Inner Journey Tuning In

One of the goals of yoga is to balance the five tattvas. The tattvas are the elements that make up our human existence and indeed all life - AIR, WATER, FIRE, EARTH AND ETHER. The elements are related to the chakras. Each chakra embodies the energy of one or more elements. The astrological signs each embody the energy of one of the elements. When we work with the energies that are available at any specific time, it is easier to tune into, align with and tap the energy of that element. The...

Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation for Evolutionary Change

Well at least we want things to be different in our lives. We want to be happier and at peace within ourselves. We want more satisfying relationships. We want to be healthier. We want more meaningful work and to be more prosperous. We want to break destructive habits and stop indulging in certain addictive behaviors. The question is how can we effect these changes in our lives. Yoga recognizes that if we want to make changes in our lives, we have to change...

Rd Chakra Yoga and making and breaking Habits

The ability to make and break habits is associated with the navel center or third chakra. When our navel center is strong we have the will to make decisions and to keep them. There are many navel exercises and sets. Many of these can be found in my manual Transitions to a Heart-Centered World. Breath of fire is a great navel breath as is 4 part energizing breath. You will find the instructions for the 4-part breath on the Yoga Technology website Do this 3-5 minute exercise 3 or more times a...

From Anger to Forgiveness

For your own personal processing, I recommend a book called From Anger to Forgiveness by Earnie Larsen. It is short, concise, to the point, easy to work with and cheap only 6 . For me, one of the most interesting and liberating lessons of the book was the revelation that past anger is often disguised as problems that we do not often associate with anger-depression, having the fidgets, being secretive, feeling victimized, being a workaholic, undefined agitation and smoldering rage. I personally...

The Navel Chakra and Kundalini Yoga

Yogi Bhajan teaches that the seat of the Kundalini is in the navel center. Reflecting on my experience over the last 22 years of practicing Kundalini Yoga preceded by 8 years of Hatha yoga , I have often had an intuitive urge to return to the navel center. The answer to the question at hand, whether it is about me or a student, is often strengthen your navel center. The navel center is the focus of many spiritual disciplines. The Taoists start and return to the navel center while practicing the...

Bhanda Exercise

Sit on the heels with the knees spread wide apart, palms on the thighs Apply rootlock and relax it Apply diaphragm lock and relax it Apply neck, tongue and eye locks and relax them Pull the locks while holding out the exhale Repeat in rhythmic alternation for 3-11 minutes Stay very present to the energy movement along the spine Notice how the slight movements and adjustment to your position effect the flow of energy Apply the same concepts as above - ACTIVATE, ALLOW AND ALIGN and, make sure to...

Mantra for Tuning In

ONG NA MO GURU DEV NA MO is the mantra we use in Kundalini yoga to tune us to the frequency of our higher self or inner master. We begin each practice of Kundalini yoga with this mantra. This sacred mantra opens us to our spiritual channel. It also links us to all the spiritual masters who perfected this sacred science. By establishing a link with the Masters of Kundalini yoga, we are protected as we practice this sacred technology, as well as guided in our practice. The transmission of...

Meditation to Switch Channels and for Emotional Balance

Yogi Bhajan says that it is good to do this meditation when one is worried or upset and doesn't know what to do, or when one feels like screaming, yelling or misbehaving. This exercise will produce quick release of stress, foster emotional balance and help create a quiet space within. It will help you switch channels, or tune into the channel of peace and silence the neutral mind. Use it 1 to access the cosmic channel, 2 distinguish between the peace zone and the rational mind or conflict zone,...

The Millet Tofu Diet

The 'Millet Diet', or, 'The Siri Singh Sahib's Weight Loss Diet', was formulated by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Yogi Bhajan's wife , author of A Taste of India. Says Yogi Bhajan, When I went through this diet, millet took care of my high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high tryglycerides, and fifty pounds of excess weight. A booklet describing the diet, including recipes is available at the 'Ancient Healing' Website After being on this diet myself for only 40 days I lost 3 inches in circumference, 4...

With the Millet Tofu Diet by Devinderjit Kaur

Due to popular demand, we are sending you the first version of the Millet Diet as written up by Devinderjit Kaur or Peggy Sue of the Kundalini Yoga List. If you have any comments or suggestions please write to her directly at mcrae rockisland.com and cc me - rattanak concentric.net. This diet is specifically recommended for losing weight and for getting rid of addictions to sugar. Millet is an Earth food in the system of elements. Eating millet will thus, over time, help release the craving for...

Infinite Experiences

The practice of Kundalini yoga will open you up to lots of new experiences. You may feel tingling in your body. You may have experiences related to cleansing of your physical body and subconscious mind. Your awareness will expand and you will be aware of more thoughts, insights, feelings and sensations. I get letters asking my opinion about what someone has experienced. I do not give my opinion or interpretation of what someone else has experienced. My advice is to be with your experiences....

Shabad Kriya Bedtime Meditation

Many people have difficulty going to sleep even though they are tired. There are many reasons for insomnia. When the mind is too active, we have a hard time going to sleep or even if we do go to sleep, we are restless and do not sleep deeply. There are many theories and opinions about how much sleep a person needs and it certainly varies according to state of health, activity and circumstances. But most of us would agree that the deeper and more peaceful the sleep, the more rested we feel the...

Nabhi Kriya Navel Power

Root Lock Yoga

A Lie on your back, arms by your side, palms down. Or hands under your buttocks to protect the small of your back. The small of the back is remain touching the floor during these exercises. Placing the hands under the buttocks helps make this possible. Inhale as you lift your right leg up to 90 deg. or perpendicular to the ground. Exhale as you lower it. Inhale raise your right leg. Exhale lower it. Continue lifting alternate legs with deep, powerful breathing. The original directions were 10...