Kundalini Yoga Newsletter April 2020: Be Healthy – Ride the Camel!

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter April 2020: Be Healthy – Ride the Camel!

Be Healthy – Ride the Camel! Sometimes the simplest things work best. In Kundalini Yoga, perhaps the most fundamental posture or exercise is the seated spinal flex, sometimes called “Camel Ride” for its approximation of the natural movement that can occur when...
Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2020: Gongs Can Keep You Healthy

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2020: Gongs Can Keep You Healthy

Gongs Can Keep You Healthy For those of us who have experienced the effects of a gong well-played, there is no doubt that the sound of the Gong promotes healing all on levels. Could there also be a connection between using the gong to not only heal past conditions but...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter April 2020: It’s Our Karma – Maybe

Astrology Yoga Newsletter April 2020: It’s Our Karma – Maybe

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: It’s Our Karma – Maybe, in Vedic Astrology It’s Our Karma – Maybe In my last astrology newsletter, the Vedic planet Rahu was designated as the harbinger of the current virus outbreak. Its current position is in...
Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2020: The Venus Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2020: The Venus Gong

Venus Gong: The Divine Lover Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is the closest planet to Earth and plays an important role in all the mythologies and cultures of the world as both the morning star and evening star. It is the brightest object in the sky besides the...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter March 2020: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter March 2020: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO As a Kundalini Yoga student and teacher, you may have chanted this mantra hundreds of times. It was a link to teachers and teachings that came before us and will come after us, a Golden Chain of a lineage and legacy. The Piscean explanation of...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter February 2020: Talking with Your Chakras

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter February 2020: Talking with Your Chakras

Talking with Your Chakras   In the practice of Kundalini Yoga, there is the understanding that creating a conscious relationship with others depends on which chakras you are using in your communication. Are you coming from your heart? Your intuition? Your gut?...
Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2020: Gong to the Rescue

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2020: Gong to the Rescue

Gongs to the Rescue Perhaps the most common symptoms of spiritual malaise today are substance abuse and addictive behavior. Many researchers and therapists have recognized this connection between abusive addictions and spiritual disconnection, including psychiatrist...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter January 2020: The Secret of Consciousness

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter January 2020: The Secret of Consciousness

The Secret of Consciousness In 1977, one of the first books to be published about Kundalini Yoga was “The Experience of Consciousness,” a small collection of lectures and meditations by Yogi Bhajan. The book is almost impossible to find today, yet it explains the...
Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2020: The Perfect Gong for You

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2020: The Perfect Gong for You

The Perfect Gong for You People always ask me what is the best Gong for them? There are the practical questions of course: the cost, the size, the manufacturer, and so on. Yet the real question to ask: Does the Gong match your vibration, your frequency? Every object...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter January 2020: Saturn Makes a (Big) Move

Astrology Yoga Newsletter January 2020: Saturn Makes a (Big) Move

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Saturn Makes a (Big) Move in Vedic Astrology Saturn Makes a (Big) Move This January 23rd, Saturn moves into the Vedic sign of Capricorn, and it affects us all in significant ways. Saturn, the slowest moving of the visible planets,...
Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2019: Gongs to the Rescue

Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2019: Gongs to the Rescue

Gongs to the Rescue! Many of us see the Gong as an instrument of transformation, meditation and deep relaxation. Yet one of the early uses of the Gong was for rituals, ceremonies, and for removing or defending against negative energies, such as acts of nature and what...
Gong Yoga Newsletter November 2019: Play the Gong, Heal the World

Gong Yoga Newsletter November 2019: Play the Gong, Heal the World

Play the GONG, Heal the World With Jupiter entering the sign of Sagittarius this month (see my current Astrology newsletter), opportunities abound for learning, teaching and travel to foreign lands for spiritual advancement. And this is especially true for gong lovers...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter November 2019: Feeling Fine with Jupiter

Astrology Yoga Newsletter November 2019: Feeling Fine with Jupiter

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Feeling Fine with Jupiter in Vedic Astrology Feeling Fine with Jupiter  Jupiter is regarded as a positive influence in most people’s lives, and that is especially true this month as it enters it’s the Vedic sign of...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2019: An Adventure in Consciousness

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2019: An Adventure in Consciousness

Kundalini Yoga: An Adventure in Consciousness When I first began practicing yoga in 1967, I found a book called Be Young with Yoga. Since I was only 17 at the time, I was actually more intrigued by the book’s pictures of women in leotards than with staying young. But...
Gong Yoga Newsletter October 2019: Too Many Gongs?

Gong Yoga Newsletter October 2019: Too Many Gongs?

Too Many Gongs? Is it possible to have too many gongs in your life? Have you ever said during a gong relaxation where more than one gong was playing: “Stop! Stop! There are too many gongs! I can’t hear them all.” Can you have too many gongs of your own to play? Do you...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter October 2019: You Say It’s Your Birthday

Astrology Yoga Newsletter October 2019: You Say It’s Your Birthday

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Your Birthday in Vedic Astrology You Say It’s Your Birthday! The most important day of your life is the day your soul chooses to come into embodiment. In other words, your birthday. On this day, the planets and stars are in a...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter September 2019: The Master of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter September 2019: The Master of Kundalini Yoga

The Master of Kundalini Yoga Yogi Bhajan is often called the “Master of Kundalini Yoga,” a title that was given to him at the age of 16 by his teacher, Sant Hazara Singh. The title of “Master” is often used to describe someone who has expertise in a particular area or...
Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2019: The Sound of Earth

Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2019: The Sound of Earth

The Sound of Earth  “It has dimples!” she said as she looked at my gong. The Earth Sound Creation Gongs certainly look different from any other gong. They are distinguished by a pattern of small nipple protrusions all over the front of the gong, producing a seemingly...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter August 2019: Meditation to Know the Unknown

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter August 2019: Meditation to Know the Unknown

Meditation to Know the Unknown This month I completed my favorite 2 ½ hour meditation for what I believe to be the 36th time: Kirtan Kriya or the Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation. Yogi Bhajan called this meditation the way to “experience your own infinity … to know the...
Gong Yoga Newsletter August 2019: Magical Moon Gongs

Gong Yoga Newsletter August 2019: Magical Moon Gongs

Magical Moon Gongs Of all the planetary gongs played by yogis, sound healers, and therapists, the Moon Gongs may be most divinely human of them all. Even more the Sun, and especially in non-Western cultures, it is the Moon of all the heavenly bodies that has had the...
Astrology Yoga Newsletter August 2019: Where’s Your Passion?

Astrology Yoga Newsletter August 2019: Where’s Your Passion?

Welcome to Cosmic Vibes! THIS MONTH: Where’s Your Passion in Vedic Astrology? Where’s Your Passion? When lovers meet and the fires burn bright, passion rules the day. But the question is: what is that passion? Is it a physical passion? An intense interlocking of...
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...