Heart Center Opener (ing)

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Staying true to my sadhana, I’ve completed a 40 day kriya, Heart Center Opener.

It was a lovely kriya I must say.  I live in the Midwest, which is considered to be the Heart land of America.  We’ve been getting blasted the past year with snow and rain.  Esoterically speaking this is a cleansing of the heart center.  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.  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.  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.

Sat Nam

Krishan

Preventing Heart Disease; stop Dis-ease

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Preventing heart disease would be a powerful step for humanity as a whole.  Just take a look at all the heart disease medicines there are out there, all kinds of pills to treat all kinds of symptoms.  But treating the symptom does not get at the root of heart disease.  The root of heart disease is truly the dis-ease portion of the term.

As humans matters of the heart have a profound effect on us all.  Difficult situations, emotionally charged incidents that pull on our hearts cause dis-ease in the mind and dis-ease in the body.  This dis-ease over time develops into disease as we typically call it.

So a strong way to prevent Heart Disease, is actually to stop dis-ease within ones heart.  How do we do this?

We must actually go into the emotions, experiences and situations which have caused dis-ease and release them from our energy field.

My first day of Teacher Training, helped to bring up some energetic dis-ease in my heart and throat center.  This dis-ease was present before training and is something that I must work through.  The training simply pulled the dis-ease up a level in my consciousness so that I can work through it.

I’ve started with a Disease Resistance Kriya and have integrated some lions breath pranayama.  I intend to experiment with a kriya for Heart, Shoulders and Circulation as well to aid in my healing.

The purpose of these exercises is to get to the root of my dis-ease, so that I may transmute it and be healed.

If you are looking to prevent heart disease, then might I suggest picking up a Kundalini Yoga practice :-)

KRI Teacher Training

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I am super pumped, because my KRI Teacher Training Certification program begins this Saturday.

If you have been keepin up with me here, you’ll know that I have been an apprentice of Lisa Lawrence of Madison, for some time now. After years of practice I have come to the realization that it is time for me to deepen my study so that I may be of more service in the future for those whom I teach.

I begin training this Saturday at Spirit Rising Yoga, in Chicago. It is an intense program and is just the discipline/learning experience I am looking for. I intend to keep you all updated right here as I embark on this new step of my journey.

I have a first homework assignment, which I will share with you.

Describe my hopes and expectations of myself during the training program. What are my primary reasons for taking the course?

First, and foremost, I intend to be true to my Self. Not just my personal self, but my higher Self as well. I believe that this training and educational process will provide a unique opportunity for me to align my higher self with my personality so that I may more fully express my soul purpose here on Earth.

I expect that I will perform all homework assignments powerfully and appropriately. I expect that I will deepen my Kundalini Yoga knowledge and experience, while integrating that wisdom into my understanding and journey of Raja Yoga.

I expect that I will learn, and be able to communicate, the scientific approach to unification with one’s soul, using Kundalini Yoga as a technology platform.  I expect that I will be able to incorporate this information into a future, transformational manual which will be leveraged by humanity to further our evolutionary process here on Earth.

I am taking this course, to deepen my yoga knowledge, understanding and practice.  I seek to deepen these items so that I may be of increased service to others, now and in the future.  I hope that a public archive of this journey will be of value to individuals in the future looking for personal growth.

I am taking this course to heal, I am taking this course to grow, I am taking this course to be of increased service.  May it ever be so.

Yamas Definitions

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The 5 Yamas are essentially restraints upon the Raja Yoga path.

I’ve been defining them here over the past several months, so I thought an overview post would be in order.  I shall also provide a little perspective on how the Yamas interact with our chakras, please note this perspective is generated by my intuition.  I welcome feedback.

Ahimsa- Non-violence.  I believe non violence works to properly balance our third chakra because we do not force power over another by practicing.  It also inhibits the creation of a certain type of karma that is typically viewed as negative karma.
Satya- speaking about what is true. My perspective is that this balances our 5th chakra, or communication center.  For when we speak about what is True, in the True sense of the matter, we are sending forth a powerful positive vibration.
Asteya- non stealing.  I believe this is another means of balancing our power centers.  Here we are only using the resources which are rightfully ours.  I suspect it is when the survival or 1st chakra is out of balance that the urge to steal comes to being.
Bramacharya- moving toward Brahma.  From a conservation of sexual energy perspective, I believe this balances the svadhisthana chakra.  From a moving towards God or Brahma perspective, I would say that the 7th or Divine Chakra is utilized.
Aparigraho- non grasping.  The center this focuses on is not obvious to me, I would say if one truly knows themselves they are centered in themselves, and perhaps this type of centering is the work of the heart chakra and perhaps ones mind stays within and does not attach itself to the external which would seem to be a function of the third eye.
These 5 together make up the Yamas.  The Yamas should be practiced as one of the steps of the 8 limbs of yoga.  We find within them very clean means to balance the chakras.
May the yamas server you well.

Christ Energy Rising

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Happy Easter all,

As many celebrate the rising of Jesus, we are strongly reminded of the Christ’s energy.

In honor of the Lord’s resurrection, I performed a heart center kriya today.

I have always liked the rising aspect of Easter Sunday.  It is a reminder that if we stay True, and work to become more Christ like in nature, then we too can rise above our current state of being.

Might I suggest performing a 4th chakra kriya on this blessed day.  The Christ’s energy is rising among humanity.
May your Spirits Awaken

Krishan Singh

The Heart Center- Law of Attraction Work #3

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This weeks Spirits Awaken Kundalini Yoga class will focus on the Heart Center, or 4th Chakra.
Now the heart center is one of my favorite centers, I know you aren’t supposed to have favorites, but this is the center which is sooo key for balance.
Ones heart center deals with, not only love and relations, but also to abundance.

This set was originally taught by Yogi Bhajan as the Opportunity and Green Energy set. Green the color of money ;-) Now don’t get greedy on me, money is simply a physical manifestation/representation of energy. An exchange of money equals an exchange of energy.
And thus we tie in the title of this and connect the heart center with the Law of Attraction. Any one seen the movie “The Secret” well its not a huge secret anymore. Its a film well worth the time investment. The skinny is that one of the great laws of the Universe is the Law of Attraction. That as conscious beings we are able to attract to ourselves that which we focus on.

And it works, I kid you not.

So here is another little secret, not a secret anymore, a consistent practice of kundalini yoga exercises that focus on the heart center can help one to invoke the Law of Attraction.

This set happens to be one of my favorites, as it provides a well distributed work out across the entire body and is really fun to do.

Good times,
Hershel

Christ Energy Flows from the Heart Center

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Tis the season,

Solstice is upon us and the season of giving is in full bloom. That is what the Christmas/Holiday season is all about after all, giving.

The trials of life continually pose challenges to us and it seems as though the holiday season brings even more to our plates. This is why we must focus on what the holiday season truly represents, and that is the act of giving.

When you are faced in a difficult situation, between family members, or friends, just remember to give. Give without any attachments to the fruits of that giving. Now that’s a step towards Grace.

This act of giving comes from the heart and graceful giving truly emminates through the heart center. It becomes rather clear, upon contemplation, how the Christ Energy flows through this heart center. Jesus, gave and gave and gave and continues to give to humanity. This Christ energy flows through us all and can be cultivated in the heart center. The giving of gifts in the holiday season is simply a physical manifestation of the energetic exchange that occurs between individuals on a etheric spiritual level.

Here is a fun little exercise, during your gift exchange, focus at your heart center (4th chakra) and work to bath the field around you in its energetic interplay.  See what you notice…

One great gift that can be achieved by many in the future is an understanding of Ones True Self.  For this understanding units all of humanity, on the level of The Soul.  Krishna, spoke (or sang) to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita of the need to release the false self, or ego, and to focus on the True Self (Soul, or Atman.)  This information, or Lord’s Song, is a gift to us all.

For he who can accept his true identity is truly saved. ” (A Course in Miracles)

Sat Nam

Anahata- 4th Chakra (Heart Center)

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Fourth Chakra- Anahata (Heart Center)

The 4th chakra lies between the shoulder blades slightly higher than the physical heart.

The focus of the heart center is non other than love and balance. It is from within the heart center that the Lord of Love shines forth in all of us. The heart center plays an important role in the balancing of the chakra system. In order to achieve a proper balance and flow of energy through the chakras, that energy must be integrated across the heart center. The blending of the higher and lower centers, (though each equally important) must be acheived across the heart center.

One means of achieving balance across the charka system is to take an inventory of what centers are out of balance. See to it that as you work on balancing each of those centers that you even out the balancing across the heart center. If weeek 1 you work on your 1st Chakra, and your 7th Chakra is out of balance as well, then try working on your 7th Chakra the next week. As you work with these energy centers you will find that the blockages move as your life moves. I speak only from my own personal experience in working with these centers over the past couple of years, (in this life time.)

When a person is blocked in the Heart Center it may manifest as a lack of abilty to give freely, or a lack of resources. The Heart Center tends to be an area that humanity requires the most healing in, who hasn’t been hurt by a loving relationship in the past. An ironic twist is that the Heart Center is also the primary center from which healing flows.
The color of the fourth chakra, is green. Green the color of abundance and good fortune. Pink is another potential color for this center, which represents a balancing of the White Light from above with the Red of the 1st Chakra.

Benefits of a Balanced Fourth Chakra

  • Love
  • Ability to give freely to others
  • Abundance
  • Healing for ones self and others
  • Integration of the higher and lower energy centers

Meditation from the Heart Center is an excellent means of polling our higher selves for what is right. If you hear your heart speak it to you then follow it. I have been working on allowing my heart to guide me for sometime, which is challenging considering my head likes to think it controls things ;-) The path may not be the one most easily taken, but listening to and operating from the heart center will help you to achieve your purpose.
The Heart Center represents Love. What a fantastic quailty to work on balancing :-)

Sat Nam

H~