April 11, 2009
Well, it was that time of the year again.Â Time to participate in my second White Tantric Yoga experience.Â Last weekend I made the trip down to Chicago to participate with 100+ others in the all day meditation events.
White Tantric provides an optimal group experience, which is carefully faciliated, for breaking through blocks within the subconscious.Â Lord knows I’ve got blocks in there.
Here’s a quick pic I took with my phone during the event:
This was the line of people I was in.Â What’s really interesting to ponder on is that White Tantric works with Diagonal Z energy lines of force, so even though these peps were in my line, I was actually directly energetically linked with those sitting in other lines @ angles to me.
The first few meditations of the day were cake, but great warm ups.Â Then in the afternoon we jumped into the 31 minute meditations.Â If you have every sat still for 31 minutesÂ you can begin to relate to the mental energy that needs to be expended to maintain the posture.Â What’s great is that the group energy helps to carry you through the meditation.
I found this White Tantric experience to be much more powerful for me than last time.Â I think it’s because since I completed my teacher training I’ve been meditating daily as part of my Sadhana, for at least 20 minutes per day.Â So I carried that vibration into the experience.
Now thatÂ I’m through White Tantric for this year I’ve found myself able to carry my high vibration from my morning practice longer throughout my day.Â Which really is the purpose of the daily practice.
If you get a chance to take a White Tantric course, go for it!Â I do recommend some practice meditating prior to jumping in.
Oh and neck lock can be a life saver when you are sitting there for 31 minutes.
March 7, 2009
40 Days, 4th Chakra- Heart Center
Staying true to my sadhana, I’ve completed a 40 day kriya, Heart Center Opener.
It was a lovely kriya I must say.Â I live in the Midwest, which is considered to be the Heart land of America.Â We’ve been getting blasted the pastÂ year with snow and rain.Â Esoterically speaking this is a cleansing of the heart center.Â In order to get more in tune with America, I decided to take on the Heart Center Opener kriya.
As a man thinkith in his heart so he is, or something like that.Â This kriya has helped me to get more in touch with my heart center, to use this center of being for more guidance in my life.Â The more people in the heart land of America, that can get in tune with their heart centers, the more we can collectively help to guide America forward in the Age of Aquarius.
February 25, 2009
I am, I am, I am
I know what you are thinking, what, I am what?
That’s just it, I am, I am.
One mantra used in Kundalini Yoga is, I am.Â This week I had the fortunate experience to listen to Deepak Chopra in Madison.Â His talk was fantastic, he took us through some quantum physics and provided some wonderful insights as key take aways.Â One thread of discussion especially caught my attention, it dealt with karma.
Dr. Chopra said that thoughts which occur in your mind, and tend to make it challenging for one to mediate, are the result of karmas which are past memories, or desires for the future.Â He then stated that by using the Mantra I am, I am, I am for 10 – 15 minutes you can counter those karmas.Â Why?
Because I am is undefined.Â It is a term that carries with it no karma, it’s simply a mantra of being.Â How cool is that huh?Â I am, I am, it’s so simple yet so powerful.Â So the karma of your thought and the mantra I am cancel each other out, and then you are operating the the “gap” as he called it, which is the off time period in between the on phase of manifestation, which is a continuing cycle of on off on off.Â This gap, Dr. Chopra stated, is your Soul.
I suspect Sat Nam is along a similar vibration to I am.
Anyhoot, it was an ah ha moment for me, so I thought I’d share.
February 14, 2009
1000 Days, Kundalini Meditations
So today was the big day, yup Day 1 of the 1000 day meditation.Â As I noted previously the Kundalini Research Institute is promoting a 1,000 day Meditation for an Invincible Spirit, leading up to the beginning of the Age of Aquarius.
Today was the first day, so if you are reading this and want to start for the 1000 go for it!
Experiencing this meditation today was a real treat and a surprise.Â First of all it’s a lovely meditation, utilizing the mantra for the Aquarian Age which is put to a marching beat/rhythm.Â The marching vibe is powerful and you can feel as if together we are marching towards a greater experience of humanity.
The surprise I received was the energetic experience of this global meditation.Â This experience is being promoted and participated in across the Mother Earth.Â By joining in the mediation one joins with the collective group energy of all participants.Â I’d be curious to know, world wide how many are going for 1,000 days?Â Anyway, that collective energy is strong, it forms a global network of light.Â This network affect works to raise the vibration of humanities collective consciousness, which is exactly what we need during these challenging times of the transition energy.
Gotta give a shout out and a Sat Nam to Yogi Bhajan, Guru Ram Das and the Lord for this technology to help us through this transition.
Please note that you can join in to this group consciousness and collective Spirit at any time in during the next 1,000 days.
I’m totally hooked on this meditation and look forward to experiencing it until time of the Water Bearer is at hand, even though it’s an air sign
January 31, 2009
My friend Nam Kaur, is teaching a series of Kundalini Yoga classes starting January 29th.
You can check details and sign up for the class here.
I’ll also be subbing for a few classes while Nam goes to India for a family trip to celebrate her wedding.
Congrats Nam Kaur
and students, we hope to see you there!
January 31, 2009
1000 Days, Kundalini Meditations
I received an email from the Kundalini Research Institute announcing an International 1,000 Day meditation leading up to the Age of Aquarius.Â After receiving it I thought, wow, thatÂ would be soo cool to be a part of that collective group consciousness leading up to the official beginning of the new age.
Details on the mediation can be found here.Â Â I watched the video and downloaded the English versions with instruction.
It seems rather straight forward, but I can assure you the affects will be found on several levels.
I do have one question, in the overview it states that Yogi Bhajan said the Age of Aquarius will officially begin on November 11, 2011.Â The numerology of 11/11/11 is super cool, however, there are many works out there stating that Winter Solstice of 2012 is the official beginning of the new Age, the end of the Mayan Long Count etc.Â On page 7 of the Aquarian Teacher it also states that the cusp period last till 2012.Â It will be interesting to watch the discussion over the official start of the New Age over the next few years.
Regardless, I’mÂ super excited to take on my first 1,000 day practice, especially since it will be sharedÂ with others.
Bring on Aquarius!
January 11, 2009
Per my background, I’ve maintained a regular yoga practice for the past 5 years now.Â However, I really didn’t start “meditating” until my teacher training program last year.Â Since then I’ve been on a 40 days mission, or perhaps I should say a series of 40 day kriyas and meditations.Â I have now moved onto my next mediation, which is very powerful, Meditation for Self Blessing Guidance by Intuition.Â It powerfully stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands, while strengthening the magnetic feild.Â The results of my regular practice and this newly integrating meditation are paying off.
As part of my additional Spiritual journey, I’ve decided to align myself more with the natural rhythms of the Earth.Â As such I am putting myself more in tune with the Cycle of the Moon.Â It is said that the full moon is a particularly auspicious time to meditate, and so I have started Full Moon meditations.Â I haven’t had formal full moon meditation training, in this life time, but I figure I would simply sit quietly and get into the space.Â The space of the Meditative Mind.
Through training I am now able to consciously shift my awareness into the Meditative Mind, at least I did last night during the Full Moon.Â It was a profound experience really, the visions and sensations are my own for now, but powerful.Â With focused attention, inward and upward towards the crown I dwell in that space.
It’s a pretty cool space really.Â I am encouraged to keep up my practice so I can continue to access the Meditative Mind.
December 27, 2008
3rd Chakra- Power, 40 Days
For my most recently completed 40 day kundalini yoga kriya, I practiced Nabhi kriya.Â Nabhi kriya focuses on working the 3rd chakra, or navel center, or power center, it works your core.Â The navel point is the source of our nurishment when we are in the womb of our mothers.Â In yoga the navel point is the center where a human draws power to be used by the other centers.Â
I added the breath of fire as a pranayam warm up prior to the kriya.Â I figured hey, if I’m working on the fire in the belly, I might as well practice the breath of fire as well.Â In hind sight I should have practiced a more cooling pranayam.Â My body constitution, or dosha,Â is that of a kapha which means water.Â I suspect the breath of fire, plus the belly fire work was somewhat counter balancing to my constitution.Â I felt very firey, and wasn’t cooling myself off much during my practice.Â
I was glad to have practiced this kriya for 40 days.Â It absolutely provided a inflow of energy, which is needed from time to time.Â
I supplemented this 40 day kriya with a 40 day meditation, from Yogi Bhajan’s book, The Mind- Creating Art by Projecting into the Future.Â I weaved these together in order to channel the Nabhi energy into my projections of the future.Â I’ll let ya know how they turn out when I get there
Keep up and keep practicing!
November 1, 2008
So I got to do some substitue teaching this past Thursday for my local fellow Kundalini Yogini Nam Kaur.
It was a great experience, I loved it.Â Teaching Kundalini Yoga provides such a fulfillment in my life.Â For the past several years I’ve been working hard on myself and studying much.Â It’s finally has gotten to the point where I am not only ready to start sharing the knowledge and teachings with others, I really need to share.
Â I saw this on the room I taught the class in and felt right at home.
Gotta love the high tech world we live in.Â High tech signs for ancient technology teachings, I love it.
Now if I could only get my iPhone to work with some portable speakers, I’d be inÂ business.
October 27, 2008
So I’m hooked on this 40 day yoga Kriya and or meditation thing.
I just completed a 40 day Foundation for Infinity Set, which provides grounding and an experience of the Infinite.
I’ve moved onto my next 40 day, which is a combination Nabhi Kriya, (Navel Point set) followed with a meditation to work the positive mind.Â One thing I am finding in my series of 40 day sets is that sometimes in the middle or toward the end of a 40 day I am realizing that I need some work in some other areas as well.Â For example, I am really in need of some Navel Power right now, in fact I’ve been in need for sometime, but I was comitted to the 40 day foundation for Infinity, which really didn’t focus on navel power, so I put the navel power on hold.Â While I may be getting some navel work in now, I suspect I should have supplemented with perhaps some evening exercises to get me through the 40 day.
The more in tune I become with my energy field the more I realize how adjustements can be made by using the Kundalini Yoga technology.
I do have to admit that for these 40 day’s I’ve not always followed them with a complete Aquarian Sadhana meditation series.Â Perhaps the meditation would help, but there is not much navel power seated in easy pose.
As far as my Foundation goes, I have flipped my perspective on how I set my foundation.Â Traditionally one likes to think of roots as their foundation and roots run through the legs and into the ground.Â In some side reading I’ve been doing I like to think of my foundation like the Tree of Life.Â In it’s true form the Tree of Life has it’s roots upside down, from our perspective.Â It’s roots are rooted firmly in heaven while it’s leaves fall upon the Earth.Â Â Â The roots are extensions of the crown center.Â It’s a powerful image.