Kundalini Yoga Newsletter July 2019: Are You Kundalini Curious?

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter July 2019: Are You Kundalini Curious?

Are You Kundalini Curious?   When my wife and I owned five yoga centers years ago, we offered all types of yoga. Of course Kundalini Yoga was our “favorite” and our personal practice, and we needed to come up with some answers for the students who came to our centers...
Gong Yoga Newsletter July 2019: True Gong Love: 5 Countries, 3 Weeks

Gong Yoga Newsletter July 2019: True Gong Love: 5 Countries, 3 Weeks

True Gong Love: 5 Countries, 3 Weeks I am writing this on the day after completing a 21-day Gong Training tour of Europe with my wife.  We met the most amazing gong friends, students and gong makers in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and England. It was a whirlwind...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter July 2019: Emotion to Devotion

Astrology Yoga Newsletter July 2019: Emotion to Devotion

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: From Emotion to Devotion in Vedic Astrology Emotion to Devotion My teacher Yogi Bhajan once said, “You have two choices with emotions. An emotion can either become devotion or commotion.” This is certainly true from July 22nd to...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter June 2019: What’s the Angle?

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter June 2019: What’s the Angle?

Kundalini Yoga: What’s the Angle? When I first began teaching Kundalini Yoga 45 years ago, I remember the teacher in my ashram told me, “Kundalini Yoga is the science of angles and triangles.” That sounded wise and mysterious. I liked science, being a one-time physics...
Gong Yoga Newsletter June 2019: Take This Gong Outside!

Gong Yoga Newsletter June 2019: Take This Gong Outside!

Take This Gong Outside! With the approach of Summer Solstice, I got the following email: “I was invited to a yoga festival to play the gong during relaxation. Any advice about playing the Gong outside?” First of all, playing the Gong outside is amazing. The ambient...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter June 2019: The Sun Made Me Do It

Astrology Yoga Newsletter June 2019: The Sun Made Me Do It

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: The Sun Made Me Do It in Vedic Astrology The Sun Made Me Do It Summer Solstice arrives June 21 in the Northern hemisphere at 10:54 AM US Central time with the Sun in the Vedic sign of Gemini. In Vedic astrology, the Sun enters...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter May 2019: 40 Ways to Do 40 Days

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter May 2019: 40 Ways to Do 40 Days

40 Ways to Do 40 Days In almost every spiritual tradition, there is an understanding that a profound change in consciousness generally requires 40 days to accomplish. The story of Jesus Christ fasting in the wilderness for 40 days, the parable of the great flood for...
Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2019: A Small Gong is Good to Hold

Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2019: A Small Gong is Good to Hold

A Small Gong Is Good to Hold Many people start their gong playing career with a mid-size gong that can produce a wide range of sound. The 24” to 32” gongs are the friendliest to learn to play, not as hard to control as a small gong and easier to manipulate than a...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter May 2019: Talking About Your Spirituality

Astrology Yoga Newsletter May 2019: Talking About Your Spirituality

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Talking About Your Spirituality in Vedic Astrology Talking About Your Spirituality This month brings an 18-month focus into everyone’s life around understanding the proper balance between intellect and spirit.  Can you talk the...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter April 2019: Three Practices You Must Master

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter April 2019: Three Practices You Must Master

Three Kundalini Practices You Must Master By some counts, there are over 3,500 Kundalini Yoga practices one could do. Yet there are three practices that when done regularly are really all you need. These three Kundalini Yoga practices do it all. They balance the five...
Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2019: Creating the Sound of the Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2019: Creating the Sound of the Gong

THE SOUND OF THE GONG When we hear the gong for the first time, it challenges us to experience sound in a surprising and almost totally unique way. It is unlike any other musical instrument, both in how it behaves and how it interacts with the listener. All musical...
Gong Yoga Newsletter: March 2019 – The Sacred Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter: March 2019 – The Sacred Gong

Writing about what you love is easy. After writing three books about the Gong, and working on my fourth, I’m passing the 100,000 word mark about this amazing instrument for healing and transformation. Yet in some way, all that really needs to be written about the Gong...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter: March 2019 – Marvelous Mercury Retrograde

Astrology Yoga Newsletter: March 2019 – Marvelous Mercury Retrograde

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Mercury Retrograde in Vedic Astrology Marvelous Mercury Retrograde Well we might as well be excited about it! Mercury is making its first retrograde of 2019 starting March 5. Mercury’s retrograde journey takes it backward from the...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter February 2019: The Magic Mantra

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter February 2019: The Magic Mantra

The Magic Mantra   All mantras are magical. Indeed, some of the earliest uses of mantras were to control the elements, appease the planets, or to awaken latent powers. But there is a mantra in Kundalini Yoga that is sometimes called the “Magic Mantra” because it...
Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2019: Know Gong, No Pain

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2019: Know Gong, No Pain

Know Gong, No Pain When I train people in Gong Therapy and sound healing, I always learn new ways the Gong is helping people in their healing journey. From diminishing addictive responses to enhancing glandular activity, the gong can play an important role as a...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter February 2019: Mars to the Max

Astrology Yoga Newsletter February 2019: Mars to the Max

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Mars to the Max in Vedic Astrology Mars to the Max On February 6th, Mars enters the Vedic sign of Aries where it remains until March 22nd. Mars in Aries is like Lady Gaga on the red carpet at the Golden Globes award. Both are so...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter January 2019: Happiness is a Warm Sat Nam

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter January 2019: Happiness is a Warm Sat Nam

Happiness Is a Warm Sat Nam When was the last time you felt really happy? Hopefully when you just finished reading the last sentence! Because happiness is not a condition we achieve or something we once had. It’s simply an acceptance of our natural state in the...
Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2019: Gong from Another Planet

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2019: Gong from Another Planet

The Gong From Another Planet Planetary Gongs, or gongs that are tuned based upon the orbital considerations of the planets, are very popular with people I teach. The planetary gongs are said to bring the various astrological attributed of the planets into our lives...
Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2018: The Mysterious Chakra Gongs

Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2018: The Mysterious Chakra Gongs

The Mysterious Chakra Gongs Yoga teachers and sound healers often work with the chakras, or energy centers, in their sessions and classes with students and clients. And of course the Gong is also often used in these healing environments as well. There are many ways to...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter December 2018: Winter Solstice Arrives

Astrology Yoga Newsletter December 2018: Winter Solstice Arrives

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Winter Solstice Arrives in Vedic Astrology Winter Solstice Arrives December 21st On the longest night of the year and the shortest day, the day of Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere, we celebrate the return of the Sun as...
Gong Yoga Newsletter – November 2018: Gongs are Priceless

Gong Yoga Newsletter – November 2018: Gongs are Priceless

Gongs Are Priceless I train people all over the world how to play the gong. And by the end of first day of training, everyone wants to buy one. And then everyone finds out how much a nice gong can cost. The reality is that for a higher quality European made gong (the...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter – November 2018: Ignite Your Fire

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter – November 2018: Ignite Your Fire

Ignite Your Fire As the seasons change with an occasional frosty morn, our attention turns to the warm and cozy.  Warm foods, heated yoga classes, and fireplaces become attractive as we bring more fire into our lives with the approaching winter months. Fire is an...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter November 2018: Your Brain on Mercury Retrograde

Astrology Yoga Newsletter November 2018: Your Brain on Mercury Retrograde

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Time for a Karmic Overhaul in Vedic Astrology Your Brain On Mercury Retrograde “Mercury goes retrograde” is the Chicken Little chant of astrologers. Don’t sign contracts, don’t buy a phone, don’t move, don’t get married, don’t plan...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2018: Stay in Bed – Do Yoga

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2018: Stay in Bed – Do Yoga

Stay in Bed – Do Yoga Having trouble getting up for your morning practice? Just want to climb into bed instead of doing that evening meditation? My advice: do it in bed. In Kundalini Yoga, there is a short three-part morning exercise that we teach all of our...
Gong Yoga Newsletter October 2018: The Chau Gong: Honorable Ancestor

Gong Yoga Newsletter October 2018: The Chau Gong: Honorable Ancestor

The Chau Gong: Honorable Ancestor The Gong that has the longest history of continuous use, as well as being the most prolific and popularly played, has its origin in the Han Dynasty of China (206 BC to 220 AD). This was the Golden Age of China, comparable to the...
Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2018: Sleeping with the GONG

Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2018: Sleeping with the GONG

Sleeping with the GONG Have you ever heard anyone snoring during a gong relaxation? It can be a little annoying, especially if it turns out to be yourself. Yet it does seem natural to zonk out during a deep relaxation. But if you do sleep with the gong, you may be...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter September 2018: Got My Venus Back!

Astrology Yoga Newsletter September 2018: Got My Venus Back!

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Got My Venus Back in Vedic Astrology Got My Venus Back! After spending a month in the Intensive Care Unit, Venus is finally well again. August was a debilitated month for Venus in Virgo, creating problems in relationships and...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter July 2018: Kundalini Summer Time Cleanse

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter July 2018: Kundalini Summer Time Cleanse

Kundalini Summer Time Cleanse Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga, possessed the royal teaching majesty of a Leo and the healthy diet consciousness of a Virgo. And in those roles, he often gave his yoga students special diets to follow to support them in their...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter July 2018: Talking About Your Relationships

Astrology Yoga Newsletter July 2018: Talking About Your Relationships

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Talking about your Relationships in Vedic Astrology Talking About Your Relationships July brings us a partial solar eclipse on the 12th and a total (and extra-long) lunar eclipse on the Full Moon of the 27th. Our friend Mercury...
Gong Yoga Newsletter June 2018: Gong with the Wind, Roar like a Lion

Gong Yoga Newsletter June 2018: Gong with the Wind, Roar like a Lion

Gong with the Wind, Roar like a Lion The most common and widely available gong in the world sometimes gets no respect. I’m referring to what is popularly called a “wind gong” or perhaps more properly called a “Feng” and sometimes referred to as a Lion Gong. The wind...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter June 2018: Kundalini Journey Coming Home

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter June 2018: Kundalini Journey Coming Home

Kundalini Journey Coming Home Every spiritual path requires the soul to make the journey from individual consciousness to universal consciousness, to realize the infinite in the finite and to experience the atman (individual soul) in the Mahatma (the Great Soul). Yoga...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter June 2018: Summer Solstice, Sun, and Saturn

Astrology Yoga Newsletter June 2018: Summer Solstice, Sun, and Saturn

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Summer Solstice, Sun, and Saturn in Vedic Astrology Summer Solstice arrives June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere at 5:07 am CDT. Since the most ancient of times, in all cultures, and before all religions, the day of Summer Solstice...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter May 2018: Tripping Out with Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter May 2018: Tripping Out with Kundalini Yoga

Tripping Out with Kundalini Yoga: Two Sets to Take with You For many people, summer time brings short and long distance trips that can shake up our routines for the better – less time in front of a computer and more time in the “real” world for example. Yet there is...
Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2018: Gong Breath

Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2018: Gong Breath

Gong Breath Do you have gong breath? We hope so. Gong breath allows you to deeply experience the effects of the gong. Here’s how to get it: Breathe and Listen Gong relaxations are sometimes misnamed gong baths which imply that the listener should passively and simply...
Astrology Newsletter May 2018: Your Martian Super Powers

Astrology Newsletter May 2018: Your Martian Super Powers

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Your Martian Super Powers in Vedic Astrology Your Martian Super Powers This month brings an unusual experience of the planet Mars in all of our lives that lasts for six months. Scorpios and Arians, whose signs are associated with...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter April 2018:

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter April 2018:

Finding Your Meditation Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan has been estimated to consist of over 3,500 meditations and kriyas, more than any human being could likely experience in a lifetime of practice. So which one should you choose for your own practice and...
Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2018: Go Gong Yourself

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2018: Go Gong Yourself

Go Gong Yourself Warning: If you do not own a gong yet, you may soon. It is a wonderful thing to be gonged, to show up and relax and hear the sound of one or many beautiful gongs played for you. And truly it would be amazing to hear the gong every day and receive its...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter April 2018: Backwards — into the Future!

Astrology Yoga Newsletter April 2018: Backwards — into the Future!

Backwards – into the Future! April brings a shower of planets apparently moving backward, or retrograding, in the sky. Retrograde planets bring special challenges and opportunities, both in the current time cycle and in our birth charts. In Vedic astrology, the...
Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2018: The Ultimate Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2018: The Ultimate Gong

The Ultimate Gong? Everyone who plays or listens to the Gong wants the best frequency, the purest sound, and the ultimate vibratory experience that the Gong can produce. Is there such a thing as the Ultimate Gong, a gong so perfectly designed that it does it all?...