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.
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 ”
Artists don’t have a monopoly on creativity! Everyone is creative every single day by virtue of being a human on the earth.We have co-created everything we are and everything we see, touch, taste, feel and think. It is a creative universe and we are a part of it! Each unit of the hologram contains the whole hologram. We are all creative beings whether we know it or not. Being an artist involves one thing – deciding to be an artist. ANYONE can be an artist. If you need proof of this just google Jeff Koons or Richard Prince. Creativity is a mindset.. making art work is a decision. Plus no one said it has to be good. I think it is more important to be having fun with it than to be making a living or being recognized. In fact, those 2 things can be deadly for the creative spark unless you are clever and fierce in your desire to keep it real. What is real is your flow state. You, being in your game.. losing track of time as you bang away at whatever it is you do. This applies to all mediums. The flow state is better than any drug.. you are the drug. The art is all you need to elevate your whole perspective. It is a means and an end. You just have to do it.
HOW TO TAP IN?
- Meditate. This can be any practice that gets you in the zone. I obviously think Kundalini yoga is the most potent and effective form available today. It is a technology to open the energy of your Soul through the body. It is something to experience, instead of just read about or “believe in”. For great online Kundalini Yoga check out RA MA TV.
- Start something. Just pick something and start it. You don’t need to know what it is going to be. You don’t need to know how it is going to turn out. You do need to just start. Start today.
- Do it everyday. And then just.. keep going. Really thats it. The work will unfold itself through you. But you have to show up. If the inspiration just stays inside your head.. you will never really understand what it could become. You will be fulfilled in direct proportion to the effort you put in. And if you don’t feel inspired anymore.. go back to step one.
Thats all there is to it. The world needs what you are carrying inside you and now is the time.
GO FOR IT !!!!!!
“The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don’t just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed.
Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work.”
Steven Pressfield The War of Art
Sixty years ago everyone smoked cigarettes and no one was talking about how bad it was for you. Even pregnant ladies smoked back then and barely got a side eye. I mean, people smoked in airplanes!?! Can you imagine this today? I am convinced that some time in the not very distant future that we will look back at the ubiquitous unprotected overuse of cell phones and laptops and be similarly appalled.
Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF’s) exist around all electrical objects and organisms, including the human body and even the earth. The earth has a frequency (Schumann Resonance) that humans have been tuned to for thousands of years. When we are in natural environments we can feel this pulsation – picture how you feel barefoot on the beach. Your body is connecting to the natural EMFs of the earth. Now think about how you feel after sitting in front of a computer all day. What I have realized is that computers and the smart phones put me in a trance like state that is so subtle and addictive that it’s taken me many years to even notice it. And why is it exhausting if we are just sitting there anyway?
The technology that has quite literally changed every part of our lives has happened SO FAST. Anyone over 30 will remember the times when the best way to be in touch on the go was with a pager and you didn’t even have an email address. Back then we were not sitting with laptops and cell phones all day (Not to mention all the cell towers and wifi..). It really wasn’t that long ago. It is starting to dawn on me – the toxic side of this new way of life. I have been so wrapped up in using this technology that I never really stopped to think about the side effects. The rise of personal computers and the internet has created a whole new economy and exchange of ideas that has really empowered people in so many ways. It’s effects are EVERYWHERE! There is so much good that we can’t just get rid of technology, we have to learn how to live and thrive with it.
There has to be a way to work with technology intelligently. We just need to know what we are dealing with and take appropriate measures. I feel like it is important to strengthen our own electromagnetic fields with Kundalini yoga and meditation so we can keep our circuits healthy and strong. I do believe there is a way to be in harmony with our higher nature despite modern society. Our harmonious frequencies will co create a better world. We don’t all need to run out of the cities on to Luddite farms. This is a big subject with many facets. The next step for my husband and I is to get laptop radiation shields and more crystals and orgonite products. My next post on the subject will be to discuss which products seem worthwhile. In the mean time I am curious to know if you use any radiation protection devices and what they are.