Tag: <span>kundalini</span>

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Speaking Of Kundalini: The Adi Mantra

At the beginning of every Kundalini yoga class, we tune-in together with the Adi Mantra, a chant whose words are “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo.” The Adi Mantra provides a pivotal moment at the start of a yoga practice that tells the mind to put the to-do list on hold, forget the time, and completely...

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The Subconscious Mind

Did you know that everything we see, hear, do, touch, or feel gets stored in our subconscious mind? Yes, everything! Think about that: every single experience, movie, thought, feeling, photograph, relationship- everything is stored in the subconscious mind. Wow-it must be getting pretty crowded in there! Now imagine the subconscious mind as a giant garbage...

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Weekend Invitation to Liberation

By Grace Miller When the opportunity to take the Kundalini Teacher Training came to me, my heart answered. Every cell in my body knew  the process of transformation was underway regardless of whether I saw myself teaching or not. Without a doubt, I would transform through the teachings along with experimenting and witnessing the effects...

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The Age of Aquarius

The Age of Aquarius is almost here. Yogi Bhajan, the Kundalini Yoga Master who brought Kundalini to the United States in the late ‘60s, predicted that it would begin on November 11, 2011 at 11:30AM. Yogi Bhajan believed that with the dawning of the Aquarian Age, our planet’s collective consciousness would shift from “me to...

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Meditate with the World!

Kundalini Yogis around the world are practicing a daily meditation that will end on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11). Yogi Bhajan believed the world would make its astrological shift from the power-based “Piscean Age” to the information-based “Aquarian Age” on that day. The meditations – a three-minute starter, then an 11-minute chant – are simple, as...

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What Is Sadhana, Anyway?

You’ve probably seen it on the Saturday schedule: Sadhana, 4:45AM. What is sadhana and why on earth would anyone get up that early for it? Because it’s worth it!The Sanskrit word “sadhana” translates to ‘a daily spiritual practice’ and is usually done in the early morning hours. In her book “Kundalini Yoga, The Flow of...

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What Is Kriya?

A kriya is a sequence of physical exercises, combined with breath work, sound and meditation that produces an intended result. The Sanskrit word means "action, deed or effort" and most commonly refers to a "completed action" meant to achieve a specific result. For example, if a student is having trouble with digestion, there is a...

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Why Turbans and White?

Anyone who has been to Yoga Village when a Kundalini class is going on has seen the teacher and some of the students wearing white clothing and/or wearing a turban or head covering. It might look a little strange, but there’s a science behind it.   Why wear white in Kundalini Yoga? It’s simple: the...

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Speaking of Kundalini: June 2011

“Revolve your life around summer and winter solstice and everything will be taken care of.” -Yogi Bhajan The summer and winter solstices are highly regarded within the Kundalini tradition. Here’s a few fun facts about the solstices which have been the cause for celebrations in many cultures across the span of human history. A solstice...