I recently created the cover art for this beautiful new album created by my friends Za Rah Kumara + Hansujot in collaboration with our teacher Tej of Nine Treasures Yoga. We also made a downloadable digital booklet featuring ten meditations from the archives of Yogi Bhajan – many of which had never been published before and all coordinating with tracks on the album. It was a very educational experience – and I’m really pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend the album for meditation and relaxation – Find it wherever you buy / stream music.
Somehow I was convinced to try doing 11 minutes of Sarbang Dande Kriya every day for a year. I’m so glad. In the last two months of this daily practice, my entire consciousness has totally shifted. Things that seemed impossible are now totally happening. This kriya has immense benefits for the physical body but it also works on the other 9 bodies too, so it’s extremely effective for shifting your entire perception of reality… because it’s working on many levels of your being at once.
The best instruction out there on the internet is from my friend Harimander. Check out his video for complete instructions on doing this correctly. It’s an easy repetitive pattern but it’s important to get the breath right.
If you are like me and don’t historically really enjoy exercise and therefore kind of out of shape.. this kriya is for YOU! 11 minutes every day and you can change your whole relationship to your body – to all 10 bodies. Just set the timer and show up. Do it at the pace you can and just accept where you are at. Go slow, like I do, or take rests as needed. Commit to showing up for the 11 minutes daily and you will see improvement, in all areas.
If you are NOT like me, and already pretty fit, this kriya is also for you! This kriya is a sophisticated technology that will work you out in an entirely new way. Because Kundalini Yoga is a 10 body system, you are getting many more benefits than a regular workout. Try it for 40 days to start and see for yourself.
I’m committed to doing this for a year, thanks to the birthday request of my teacher Harijiwan. He said if we wanted to get him a present, to just do this every day for a year. Somehow that request got through my thick skull and I just went for it. I’m so incredibly glad I did. I can’t tell you enough how deep an impact this has had on my life. I wish for you the same. Keep up and let me know how it goes 🙂
Instructions (from Harimander’s Youtube) :
Between the veins and the arteries, spaced every few inches, are tiny valves. This is how the blood gets circulated through the system. These valves are responsible for the rejuvenation of the cells in the body. In this exercise the spine is worked from one vertebra to the other so that if there are any stoppages, they will get worked out. When these valves get stopped up and don’t work, the area that isn’t receiving the blood gets sick. This kriya is good for menstrual problems, digestion, eye troubles, circulation and anything that ails you.
There are three postures to the kriya:
1. Triangle Pose. Heels pressed to the floor, separated by one foot, palms flat on the ground.
2. Platform Pose. Face down and body flat, parallel to the floor. Only the hands and feet touch the ground.
3. Cobra Pose. Arms straight, head up. Lower body remains down. Toes stay in place; do not roll onto top of feet.
Inhale in position (1) then exhale and go into position (2), Inhale into position (3) and then exhale back to position (1). Repeat.
Be sure to Tune in with Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo 3 x before beginning.
I’m so thrilled to share that I designed the cover for Grammy Award winning White Sun‘s new single Rogan Tay. This song is a very uplifting + powerful mantra that has the ability to re write negative programming picked up in utero. This means, you can simply listen to it and receive tremendous benefit. This mantra is for all ages but it is wonderful to play this while pregnant and for your children. Listen to this interview with Gurujas to learn more about how mantras work and read this interview for more information and inspiration on this topic.
This was a super fun project and total honor. Thank you Harijiwan, Gurujas, and Adam Berry for this opportunity !
You can download the song on itunes or wherever you buy music.
When you listen to someone with mastery of the sound current, you can get many layers of information out of one phrase, or one word. In this talk, Yogi Bhajan is very hypnotic and poetic in the way he speaks. He beautifully describes the multi dimensionality of the human being, the “dungeon of karma” , the journey of the soul, the relationship between slave and master, and your right and responsibility to create your manifesto and your Self.
” Your manifestation is totally your manifestation, it is not the art or the science or the work, or the thought or the imagination or the creativity or push and pull of any star because by right you and your magnetic field is independent and sovereign and it has only a counter relationship with total existence.”
This is my favorite Yogi Bhajan lecture of all time. Jai Gopal and I started listening to it one summer on a long car ride and we found it to be so enriching that we just kept it on repeat for many hours and days. We still listen to it often. I highly recommend listening on repeat, especially if you are looking to awaken and deepen the connection to your highest soul purpose and mission on this earth.
” The spiritual realm starts here, and it never ends ”
Playing kundalini mantras in your living environment is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to upgrade your life. Through yogic wisdom and modern science, we know that reality is created by sound – every physical object, everything we see, touch, taste, smell and hear is created by sound waves. When you intentionally play mantras in your living environment on repeat it helps shape the space in a powerful way because it’s re arranging the patterns that make up our energetic world. If you are inquisitive and open minded you can do the research .. or just experience it for yourself. In my personal life, using this technology has helped me tremendously so my mission is to inspire others.
Here is a step by step guide to playing non stop mantras in your home ( or office!)
You have two choices. The easiest thing is to use old mobile devices. Take your old phone and plug it in a corner and play a mantra or playlist on repeat.
Your other option is to make a mantra box. This is a little bit of a project but it’s worthwhile. This is what you need :
- Small Speaker with Micro Sd Card $8 – $20 : like this or this
- Micro SD Card with Adapter (small memory is fine) $8 : like this
- USB plug $10 for 2 : like this
You’ll need a SD card reader for your computer, some computers have this built in, but if you don’t you can buy one that fits in to a USB plug ( like this ) .
Time to pick the mantra ! Check out some ideas on this post. It’s nice to pick a mantra that works on a particular issue and a version that you love. Check out ‘kundalini mantras’ on youtube and spotify to get a sense of whats out there! A great place to start is any album by White Sun, especially their White Sun II (which they won a Grammy for) and White Sun III. Check out this wonderful interview with the lead singer Gurujas that explains how mantras work and why we use them. Another great option is to use the sound of a properly played Gong. We recommend this one.
Time to assemble :
- Insert the Adapter with Micro SD Card in to your computer.
- Go to the Music folder and pick your track/s
- Make sure your song is in MP3 format. If its MP4 you will need to convert it so it will play in your new device.
- To convert an MP4 to MP3 – Use a free online service like this
- Drag your MP3 file to the card and eject
- Insert Mini SD Card in to your new player and you’re done !
- Choose a good place for your mantra box – If you only have one, the bedroom is a great choice because listening to mantras while sleeping is one of the most powerful things you can do for healing your mind.
We have mantra boxes in every room in our home, because we are super in to the benefits we have noticed over the last 10 years of doing this. In some rooms, like the bedroom, we have up to 6 mantras going at the same time. This is an acquired taste however ! Start with one and add from there 🙂
A few added notes :
If your partner doesn’t like the mantras, they can be played at extremely low volume and in out of the way rooms, and still be beneficial. You can also play the sound through a set of earphones and it still works ! If you or your partner are too distracted by mantras in the bedroom try the gong. This is a very soothing “white noise” type of sound that most people find very relaxing.