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?...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter February 2018: Meditation – Got a Minute?

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter February 2018: Meditation – Got a Minute?

Meditation: Got a Minute? A Kundalini Yoga class is an ongoing experience of the meditative mind. During the exercises, you focus on your breath, a mantra, a mudra, and often have your eyes closed in order to go deeper within the practice and achieve a natural state...
Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2018: Be Quiet – It’s a Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2018: Be Quiet – It’s a Gong

Be Quiet – It’s a Gong For most people, the Gong is a loud musical instrument, capable of producing crashing, splashing sounds of color and penetration. And indeed, sometimes the Gong is played that way, with its sound becoming at times overwhelming to the listener....

Astrology Newsletter February 2018: What’s Your Birthday Planet?

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Your Birthday Planet in Vedic Astrology What’s Your Birthday Planet? Many people know their Sun sign (at least their Western Sun sign), but only a few know their birthday planet. Your birthday planet is determined by the day of the...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter January 2018: Kundalini New Year – Drink Up

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter January 2018: Kundalini New Year – Drink Up

KUNDALINI NEW YEAR – DRINK UP! New Year’s has always been a modern substitute for the pagan celebration of Saturnalia where the purpose was to drink and orgy your way through the winter months. Old customs die hard, even as the common practice of orgies fade away and...
Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2018: The Gong as Art

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2018: The Gong as Art

THE GONG AS ART In some of the ancient writings on the Gong, it was said that even “the sight of a gong could cure all ills.” One interpretation of this is that when you are within proximity, or sight of a gong, there is a constant healing field being generated by the...
Astrology Newsletter January 2018: Super Blue Moon Eclipse

Astrology Newsletter January 2018: Super Blue Moon Eclipse

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Super Blue Moon Eclipse in Vedic Astrology SUPER BLUE MOON ECLIPSE YOW! The New Year begins with a Full Moon on January 1st, and is called a “Super Moon” because of its proximity to the earth. And then the month ends with a lunar...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter December 2017: A Kundalini Solstice

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter December 2017: A Kundalini Solstice

A Kundalini Solstice Yogi Bhajan often taught special meditations for the Summer and Winter Solstices. He said that these were special days for the human psyche to re-set itself for the seasonal changes. While Winter Solstice is usually December 21st in most parts of...
Gong Newsletter December 2017: Yogi Bhajan and the Gong

Gong Newsletter December 2017: Yogi Bhajan and the Gong

Yogi Bhajan and the Gong It is not an overstatement to say that Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga, was the most influential individual in spreading the use of the Gong, from India to the Western world, as an instrument for meditation and healing. Beginning in...
Gong Dharma Newsletter – November 2017

Gong Dharma Newsletter – November 2017

The Two Sounds of Your Gong The Gong is renowned for its complexity and multiplicity of sounds, and its ability to create an incredibly rich soundscape. Yet there are are only two basic sounds the Gong produces: Fundamental Tones and Harmonic Overtones. The...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter November 2017: Show Me Some Skin

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter November 2017: Show Me Some Skin

Give Me Some Skin One of the many distinguishing (unusual!) aspects of Kundalini Yoga is the presence of sheepskins used to practice and meditate upon. While other yoga students are busy buying petroleum based yoga mats and bags, Kundalini students are investigating...
Gong Newsletter November 2017: Gongs Not Bongs

Gong Newsletter November 2017: Gongs Not Bongs

Gongs – Not Bongs My first experience is using the Gong was in a Kundalini Yoga ashram in 1974 where it was played by teachers for recovering drug addicts. Our ashram served as a half-way house for ex-drug users, primarily heroin and cocaine. They lived a yogic...
Astrology Newsletter November 2017: Saturn Makes a Lucky Move

Astrology Newsletter November 2017: Saturn Makes a Lucky Move

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Saturn Makes a Lucky Move in Vedic Astrology Saturn Makes a Lucky Move   For the past few days (October 26), Saturn has been blessing us with its presence in the Vedic sign of Sagittarius. This relief comes after an almost 3-year...
Gong Dharma Newsletter – October 2017

Gong Dharma Newsletter – October 2017

The Moody Blues Rock and Roll musicians “discovered” the psychedelic Gong in the late 1960s and 1970s. I think my first exposure to the sound of the Gong was at a Moody Blues concert when they performed “Knights in White Satin/Lament.” At the end of the 7-minute song,...
Gong Newsletter October 2017: Dying to Hear the Gong

Gong Newsletter October 2017: Dying to Hear the Gong

Dying to Hear the Gong The Gong has been used for centuries in almost every ritual, ceremony, and rite of passage known to humankind. In Buddhist monasteries, gongs call the attention of the gods. In ancient Greece, they open the realm of the dead. In Borneo, they are...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2017: Talking with your Chakras

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2017: Talking with your Chakras

Talking with Your Chakras When is the last time you talked with your chakras? Probably in the last hour or so. Every time we speak, we usually speak from a combination of two chakra energy centers. Every chakra has a specific frequency that informs our energy. From...
Astrology Newsletter October 2017: A Dance of Mind and Heart

Astrology Newsletter October 2017: A Dance of Mind and Heart

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: A Dance of Mind & Heart in Vedic Astrology Dancing with Mind and Heart October will show us how balanced we are with a month-long dance between mind and heart, intellect and emotion, understanding and feeling, and reason and...
Gong Dharma Newsletter – September 2017

Gong Dharma Newsletter – September 2017

The Octagong When does a gong have eight sides? When it is made by Martin Blase, master gong maker in Germany. I obtained this gong from Martin last summer in his studio after hearing its amazing sound. My wife says the sound of the Octogong shatters old patterns and...
Gong Newsletter September 2017: A Gong for Every Chakra

Gong Newsletter September 2017: A Gong for Every Chakra

A Gong for Every Chakra! Many people experience healing and relaxation from the sound of the Gong. And the gong has been used therapeutically for a wide range of applications, from treating addictions, balancing the emotions, and even reducing inflammation in the...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter September 2017: Keeping it Hot

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter September 2017: Keeping it Hot

Kundalini Yoga: Keeping It Hot I’ve taught Kundalini Yoga in some pretty hot places: Costa Rica, Bali, Mexico, and of course, Austin Texas. Sweat trickling down your back as you do Sat Kriya and giving Breath of Fire a new meaning in 105 degree heat. And some people...