The purpose of meditation from a Kundalini perspective is to break habits, purifying the mind, and take care of day to day habitual thinking and beliefs allowing our mind to become still/  It is a way to heal the mind.  There are over 8,000 kriyas taught by Yogi Bhajan and they deal with everything from alcohol addiction, forgiveness, releasing ghosts from the past, to learning to love yourself.  Some facilitate prosperity, inner peace or empowerment.  Meditation is a practice to  aid in  purifying the mind so it becomes ultimately more still and able to go into a meditative state.  You can do this by sitting with your thoughts, using a mantra, or using a kriya.  Meditation is a feeling of being in a beautiful and peaceful flow....

Yogic Slow Breathing: A Better Way to Ventilate

The most common breathing practice in yoga is long, slow, deep breathing. However, despite its simplicity and multiple benefits, it is also relatively misunderstood. The slow breathing practices in yoga are not simply slower; they are also deeper, with the diaphragm and lungs expanding more fully with each breath. Yogic breathing involves the noticeable movement of the abdomen, which extends outwards on each inhale, thereby earning it the name of abdominal or belly breathing. Apart from simple, slow, deep breathing, yogic breathing or pranayama, practices also include modified techniques such as Ujjayi, which involves a slight constriction of the glottis to create an audible breath. Other yogic brea...

Giving the Heads Up on wearing a head covering in Kundalini Yoga!

I’ve found that many people have been curious as to why we cover our heads while practicing Kundalini Yoga.  Your head is a very sensitive part of the body and covering it allows one to harness the inflow of energy, clear thoughts from the mind, and focus during yoga and meditation.  We are training ourselves to be aware of and master our subtle energies.

Wearing a head covering enables you to command your third eye the Ajna Chakra. Covering the head provides a sense of containment and focus while practicing Kundalini Yoga or while meditating. It literally helps "keep your head together." Covering the head creates a focus of the functional circuit of the hemispheres of the brai...

Sadhana is nothing but where one prepares for the day to become kind and compassionate to everyone including the enemies”.  Yogi Bhajan

Sadhana means daily spiritual practice to train the body and mind to serve the soul. Sadhana is a calm, serene way to approach your day.  It is a disciplined practice of yoga and meditation techniques to expand our inner beauty.  Sadhana engages us in a process of spiritual awakening to be in a conscious state of being.  Some say it’s like an energetic bath.  Our mind, body, emotions and subconscious need a daily bath so that we can present our radiance not our garbage.  It’s where we can let go, surrender and trust our soul. 

We practice Sadhana during what are called the “ambrosial hour...

Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Sodhan)

This simple, yet most powerful technique, is a pranayam that is easy to do, yet can take you through all the stages of your yoga practice.

How to do Alternate Nostril Breathing:

  • In this pranayam, the breath is always relaxed, deep and full.

  • Have the left hand in Gyan Mudra  resting on your left knee

  • Use the thumb of the right hand to close the right nostril, and the index finger or ring finger of the right hand to close the left nostril.

  • Close the right nostril and gently and fully inhale through the left nostril.

  • Then close the left nostril and exhale through the right nostril.

  • Then inhale through the right nostril.

  • Close the right nostril and exhale through the left nostr...

Amritsar, in the Punjabi language, means ‘the pool of nectar of immortality’. The 4th Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, founded it in 1574. The Golden Temple’s reflection glitters on the water, which surrounds it. This amazing site is the supreme spiritual center of the Sikh religion. The Taj Mahal deserves its ranking as the top site to visit in India, but the golden temple, located in the Punjab of Northern India, rivals the Taj for its beauty and impact.

Devote Sikhs make regular pilgrimages to this holy shrine to worship. It has four doors, one facing each direction. These doors represent the openness to all people, regardless of religion, colour, caste or sex, who wish to enter and worship the one God. Thousands of people flock to the temple daily to...

Sat Kriya Meditation

Sat Kriya stands alone like a precious gem…..

Yogi Bhajan has called this kriya one of the most powerful Kriyas in all of Kundalini Yoga.

My teacher Devi Kirn challenged me to do a 40 Day Sadhana on Sat Kriya and build up to 31min! Hmmmmm well I love the powerful feeling when I practice Sat Kriya for 3 minutes sitting on my heels, arms straight up by my ears, powerfully chanting SAT NAM…..build up to 31 minutes…..okay I’m down for the challenge J

WOW – I had no idea of the challenges that laid ahead as I dove deeper into this kriya increasing the times slowly and with much respect for the Sat Kriya practice.  At the 15 minute mark I hit a block.  I was faced with boredom and questioning, “why am I doing this, what are the benefi...

LETTING GO

Cleaning up clutter, organizing files and disposing of obsolete folders are done quite regularly within computer systems in order to maintain an efficient and overall healthy state. Similar to a spring cleaning and letting go of unwanted stuff to freshen up the house or a detailing to clean up your car. Unfortunately, we far too often forget that it is just as important to re-evaluate, re-organize and sometimes delete the clutter and obsolete aspects of our own personal lives. It can be a process so easily overlooked and brushed aside, because while it is easy to click, drag and delete files on a computer, the same can’t be said for one’s personal soul care or relationships. One may neglect this difficult process due to a variety of re...

Everyone understands that if you eat healthy and exercise regularly, your body will in turn function at a elevated level, readily absorbing nutrients and keeping a healthy amount of fat/cholesterol to muscle mass ratio. In turn a multitude of health benefits can be realized such as reduced risk of cardiovascular arrest, disease, increased immunity, increased metabolism, reduced risk of cancer and the list goes on. These are all part of what is driving the recent trend in active and healthy lifestyles, increased want for organic produce and free-range meats and therapeutic benefits from green tea and spices like turmeric and ginger. Granted these changes to a more active lifestyle come with their challenges, and the busy somewhat daunting change...

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Yoga isn't just a practice, it's a way of life

If you attend a Kundalini Yoga class you will probably hear your teacher quoting the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.  Yogi Bhajan learned the secrets of Kundalini Yoga in India and in 1968 he came to the West and began to teach this powerful, health-giving science openly. In 1970, he founded the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) to spread and to serve these teachings. Nowadays Kundalini Yoga is practiced around the world in 31 countries.  

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