All posts tagged: kundalini

February Reflection | Bringing heartiness into your life

Recognisable into our current westernised practices is that heartiness now has a 360 holistic and complimentary narrative. Taking its roots deep and branches herin from the so many avenues of the easily digestible east before us. At this time I take my foot hold introduction into the medicinal complimentary worlds of methods of Kundalini yoga and aromatherapy as a therapist having practiced, taught and studied human anatomy and physiology as a profession for so many years. Those therapies which have gifted comparatively soothing and healing affects upon physical and psychological triggers within my own space. It is my beautiful pharmacy, my home, the seeds of my garden and my narrative. The western book of life acknowledges a pressure container and upwards movement to encourage routine exercise and the culture of advocating and assimilating that we are never quite enough. From this principle disease and illness of the mind arise due to a feeling of deficiency and imbalance in our modern day pathway. What this represents is pressure, not health. The earliest written records and scripts …

Comfort with Karma

Karma is the Sanskrit word for action where the teachings of karma is not meant to be a punishment. Present for the sake of education; it is deep rooted that a person only ‘suffers’ if they have created the conditions for suffering. The teachings are for the actions :: How else is someone to learn how to be a good person if they are never taught that harmful action is wrong. Alas a person only suffers if they have created the conditions for suffering. 1. The Great Law “As you sow, so shall you reap.” Also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect.” To receive happiness, peace, love, and friendship, one must BE happy, peaceful, loving, and a true friend. Whatever one puts out into the Universe will come back to them. 2. The Law of Creation Life requires our participation to happen. It does not happen by itself. We are one with the Universe, both inside and out. Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state. Surround yourself with what you …

What can a new moon teach us?

All of the Universe is a vibration of energy. We are either vibrating in harmony or disharmony, vibrating frequency through our thoughts, words, actions, emotions, and feelings. What we put out to the Universe we receive back. Kundalini Yoga nurtures the recognition to resource the harmony and beauty within the messages gifted by the phases of nature to help us align into its vibration. Where the moons graceful female cycle forms as a life blood reminder of our own personal vibration of phases as a woman.  For our female energy waxes and wanes, ebs and flows much as do the seasons, tides and cycles of life. We simply can not present the same each and every day. Crafting a tending and attention to our own individual ever changing emotional garden with a piety to the self. Having a special attendance to taking care and allowing a container of delicacy for the me. This journey, our soul journey has selected the body we sit within now and with each moon phase it is a gentle reminder …

Frankincense | The Oil of Truth

In kundalini we greet each other with the phrase Sat Nam. This mantra is loosely translated to I am Truth or Truth is My name. It is a reminder that everything is within us, that our value is infinite, that we are divine. Frankincense is a perfect oil for kundalini as it supports us in living our truth and letting go of lower vibration thoughts. It helps us to connect with divine love and enhances meditation. It helps to reveal our truth and supports us in connecting with our Self. In the morning before a yoga practice, to apply a few drops into a diffuser , inhale and the aroma will enhance experience and atmosphere.

Mantra: Chattra Chakkra Vartee

“Chattr Chakkr Vartee is the mantra for the heart center, it gives direct energy to it. When you are sinking, if you know this mantra and can sing it, you can totally recuperate yourself.” — Yogi Bhajan   Complete Mantra:Chattra Chakkra Vartee, Chattra Chakkra Bhugatay, Suyambhav Subhang Sarab Daa Saraab Jugatay.  Dukaalan Pranasee, Diaalang Saroopay, Sadaa Ang Sangay, Abhangang Bibhutaay   Language: Gurmukhi Source: Jaap Sahib Author: Guru Gobind Singh   Translation:You are pervading in all the four directions, the Enjoyer in all the four directions. You are self-illumined, profoundly beautiful, and united with all. Destroyer of the torments of birth and death, embodiment of mercy. You are ever within us. You are the everlasting giver of indestructible power.   More Information:This mantra is taken from the last four lines of Guru Gobind Singh’s Jaap Sahib.  It is a mantra used to remove fear, anxiety and phobias.  It is a mantra to make one experience victory.   During periods of change, we become irritable, snappish and edgy. We lash out at our loved ones, behave in irrational …

Wahe Guru :: Destiny

The Mantra Toolkit: Wahe Guru Wahe Guru is also known as the Gurmantra. It triggers the destiny. Translation: I am in ecstasy when I experience the Indescribable Wisdom. This mantra expresses the indescribable experience of going from darkness to light—from ignorance to true understanding. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. What is Wahe Guru? Knowledge, talent and the secrets of success are in consistent pursuit. Satisfaction, friendship and prosperity are in instant communication.          c Every client is a super friend. Every trade is a super opportunity. Every smile is a direct achievement. Every frown is a new loss. Every hanky-panky is a loss of trust. Every lie is a loss of face. Every moment without understanding is a misunderstanding. The power of victory is in strategy and action with a complete brief; result with complete assessment; recharge and attack again. Every action must have cover and reinforcement. Understand, then stand under. If you want to get together, gather yourself first and then get together. What we are is what we do to others. …

KRIYA FOR HEALING

This is a beautiful simple meditation for self-healing. Posture: Sit in Easy Pose. Arms are crossed, holding opposite shoulders. The left arm should be over the right. The shoulders should carry the weight. Eyes: Closed. Music: Ang Sang Wahe Guru. Sing with the tip of the tongue. Time: 31 Minutes. Ang Sang Wahe Guru Translation :: The dynamic, loving energy of the Infinite Source of All is dancing within every cell of me. This mantra eliminates haunting thoughts. Under the pressures of fear, this meditation keeps us together, conscious, and ready to act. It brings the inner peacefulness that comes only from the touch and scope of spirit. Ang is ‘a part.’ Sang is ‘in every,’ or ‘with every.’ Wahe is ‘the indescribable living ecstasy of Infinite Being.’ Guru is ‘the knowledge that transforms your mind, emotion and essence.’ The whole phrase means, “The Infinite Being, God, is with me, and vibrates in every molecule and cell of my being.” “The word Ang Sang Wahe Guru is meant for destroying unconscious habits and unconscious thoughts for which we are not …

Shakti Power

Call to the Divine Mother, because the Mother is nearer than the Father ~ Paramahansa yogananda In the East, the great feminine has always been held in high esteem, not as a secondary source of power but as the primal power; the shakti that flows through our body and all of nature. In numerous texts on yoga, meditation and Eastern mysticism, we find references to different types of shakti Power – The great feminine energy that exists both within and without our bodies. As a force in the universe, shakti powers everything, from the planets in their orbit to the radiant power of the sun. Wether referring to the power behind gravity or the power of behind the speed of light, shakti its the term used to describe the operating power of the cosmos, from the smallest atom to the grandest galaxy. Any kind of force, power or influence has its genesis in shakti, and shakti is feminine in nature. In us, shakti is described in innumerable mystical texts as a serpent like power cell …

Intention Setting

Its time to reconnect with the self and to shift away from the vibrations of fear. There is so much written of this subject,  a potential controversy minefield. We contain the divine; the divine presence that weaves into and through every single thing here on Earth, including us. The qualities of masculine or Shiva energy; holding the vibration of action, initiation and power, partnered with the energy that the Moon reflects holding a feminine vibration, that of Shakti, containing qualities such as receptivity, emotion and intuition. It is clear that such a balance exists in all of nature, and it is beautiful. Such interdependency can swing drastically out of balance and the divine feminine aspect can begin her decline into virtual disempowerment. The feminine energetic qualities such as receptivity, openness and nurturing, along with healing, renewal, interconnectedness, intuition and wisdom, plus many more can loose their personal potency. With time, the divine masculine can loose its feminine counterpart. The way in which we do this is to embrace those divine feminine qualities which have been …

Keep the Prana Flowing

Spring is the season when upper respiratory imbalances such as allergies, asthma, and sinus congestion arrive on the scene and interfere with our free flowing breath. Yoga offers an amazing tool to combat these woes with the delicate breath balance of prana and apana. Practices are many, each with its own indications and benefits with spring a great season form warming and invigorating practices. This can be understood through Ayurveda’s law of opposites. In nature, opposites bring balance. Hot sun melts cold snow.  Wet rain puts out dry fires.  Ayurveda explains that the body is a mere reflection of nature. The same law of opposites applies to each of us. A hot tea will warm a cold body. An unctuous oil will hydrate a dry body. What does this mean for spring? When the body is under the season’s influence of cold, wet and gloomy weather, it needs the qualities of warm, dry, and invigorating to bring balance. In Ayurvedic terms, this is the process of balancing the bodily elements of kapha dosha. Pranayama does wonders by …