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Why do we do a 40 day practice?

In Kundalini Yoga we often do 40 day practices, mantras or kriyas. This is something I had alot of resistance to, but when you realize that challenges in a practice are what elevate you – The subject made more sense to me. Why do we do a 40 practice in Kundalini Yoga ? Because your habits define you. What would you like to define who you are? I would like to know that when I decide to do something ....

Transitioning to the Age of Aquarius

Every 2,156 years, a new age begins. From 498 AD to the year 2,654, the spring equinox occurs in the Pisces constellation. Consequently, we are technically in the Age of Pisces. It should be pointed out, however, that an age’s influence is strongly felt around 500 to 800 years before the exact juxtaposition of the signs and constellations. Therefore, the coming of Christ into this world inaugurated the Age of Pisces. The Age of Pisces is almost over. Pisces values...

Mangala Charan (protection) Mantra

The other night when I was dreaming, I remember being scared and in my dreams I began chanting the Protection mantra in my dream. I woke up to hearing myself chant a protection mantra and it deeply touched how my practice is effecting my subconscious. I am in love with Mantras! Here is the mantra.   Aad guray nameh, jugaad guray nameh Sat guray nameh, siri guroo dayv – ay nameh translation: I bow to the primal wisdom. ( present...

The Guru Mantra

My teacher said he has healed the sick with this  Mantra. I feel the power and have had groups that don’t regularly meditate chant this, thanking me later for the experience. The Guru Mantra: Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru This is a mantra of self-healing, humility, relaxation, protective grace, and emotional relief. It calls on the spirit of humility and grace of Guru Ram Das. The Guru Mantra is an “ashtang mantra”. Ashtang mantras have eight parts...

Nabhi kriya 

Nabhi refers to the nerve plexus around the navel point. This set focuses on developing the strength of the navel point. Times indicated are for advanced students. To begin practice, start with 3 to 5 minutes for the longer exercises. Together, these exercises get the abdominal area in shape quickly and activate the power of the Third Chakra. Method:  Alternate Leg Lifts. On back, inhale and lift right leg up to 90 degrees. Exhale and lower it. Repeat with left...

why do kundalini yogi’s cover their head? 

Since I’m going to be a kundalini yoga teacher, I decided to finally do an experiment and cover my head all day and see what happens. It was very interesting, I felt more calm and it seemed people were more open with me about what was going on for them. I also learned a lit about myself and how much I still worry how others will judge me. Here are some of the reasons Yogi’s and many religions around the...

What is kundalini yoga?

I’ve been doing yoga for almost two decades. There was never anything about it that excited me. Until I walked into my first kundalini yoga class taught by the charismatic Liya Garber. After class my hands still vibrated, I felt clear, full of energy and on my first kundalini high. What is kundalini yoga? Here is the kundalini yoga research institutes definition: “Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is also known as the Yoga of Awareness; its focus is...

Pranayama technique : One minute breath 

With our fast paced & stressful world this pranayama technique can help keep you in balance. The mind and breath are very connected. In fact, one of the best and most effective ways to silence the mind, is by slowing down the breath, and the reverse is true as well, if your mind is calm and serene, your breath too will be slow and fine. Kundalini Yoga’s 1 minute yogic breath is one of the most powerful techniques for creating...