Spirits Awaken Morning Kundalini Yoga Class

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Beginning in the new year I’ll be teaching a Spirits Awaken Morning Kundalini Yoga Class, as taught by Yogi Bhajan at the Perfect Knot Yoga Center on the near east side of Madison WI.

A morning practice is a cornerstone to growth and development.

Class canceled due to low enrollment.

Kundalini Yoga helps:

  • Strengthen the nervous system
  • Improve mental balance and reduce stress
  • Increase flexibility and improve the circulatory system
  • Expand lung capacity and strengthen the glandular system
  • Eradicate emotional blocks that manifest as muscle tension
  • Deepen the mind, body, spirit connection

All this before the demands of your daily life are upon you.

Beginners are most welcome to attend as well as intermediate. And if there are some advanced students out there who would like a group to practice with in the morning, then this course is for you.

It was challenging getting enough people to sign up in the morning class at this time. Check back later and I will be sure to release a new teaching schedule.

Sat Nam

Yoga Class Chicago- Kundalini Yoga & Sacred Sound Workshop

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Ardas Bhaee

Becoming a Living Prayer

Kundalini Yoga & Sacred Sound Workshop with Guru Raj Kaur Khalsa.

Friday November 30th.  6:00 – 8:30 PM.

Sacred Sound has been used through all time to inspire a merger of spirit and form.  Cultivating the self-sensory system with Kundalini Yoga, and using sacred sound with voice and subtle listening, we will be transported into a direct experience of our sacred self.  Vibrate the cosmos and the cosmos will clear the path.

(Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, and water bottle.)

Tai Chi Center of Chicago- 4043 N Ravenswood Avenue #228.

$45 by November 26th, $55 at the door.

This sounds like an excellent workshop ;-)

Meditation to Conquer Self Animosity

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We’ve recently been assigned our first 40 day meditation as part of Teacher Training.

I randomly selected the Meditation to Conquer Self Animosity.  Upon selection I thought to myself, huh, that’s an interesting item to focus on, animosity towards myself.  I thought, now come on, I love myself, I certainly don’t have animosity for myself.

Well turns out my ego, has some animosity towards my expanding Self.  This meditation has been brining up all kinds of stuff I didn’t realize was so deeply seeded within.  Then my ego (little e) starts throwing up all kinds of road blocks to confuse me on this path.  I’ll just have to keep  up and see what the 40 days brings.

I do have to say that I love the pranayama, associated with this meditation.  One inhales through the nose, exhales through the mouth, then inhales through the mouth and exhales through the nose.  Following this breath puts the mind into a sublime state.

I’ll be sure to update ya on my experience post 40 days.

Sat Nam

Sadhana: Spiritual Healing Daily

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Sadhana is defined as daily spiritual practice.

In my teacher training we are learning in depth about the importance of Sadhana.

There are 3 main components to the Aquarian Sadhana.

  1. Jabji Sahib- works to connect the Spirit within
  2. Yoga- provides exercise for the body
  3. Meditation with mantra- gives the mind regular balance

And thus our daily spiritual practice, or Sadhana, connects the Spirit, Body and Mind while bringing them into balance. It provides a means to clear the subconscious daily so that we may act from the center of our being throughout the day.

Time of day is another key component to the Aquarian Sadhana, it must be performed during the Amrit Vela, in order to achieve maximum effectiveness. The angle of the Sun creates an effect on the mind which allows for deep meditation and evolutionary processes to unfold.

There is a scientific reasoning that lies behind this timing as well. The Schumann Resonance actually relates the Sun and the electromagnetic field to a human brain.

Ideally Sadhana is to be performed for 2 and a half hours. We are committing one tenth of our day to God.

Taking a cold shower is also part of a daily spiritual practice, which works to keep the body young and healthy.

While not necessary, a group Sadhana is ideal. This joins together the collective energy, so that the sum of the whole may be greater than the individual parts. Those who are able to achieve higher levels of consciousness through their Sadhana work to uplift others while in a group.

Shiva Singh says that by performing Sadhana, we are committing time to consciousness, which states that it is an important aspect of our lives and is worth developing. We are giving

I found this video of Yogi Bhajan talking about Sadhana on Sikhnet. Enjoy.