Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2020: The Most Powerful Mantra

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2020: The Most Powerful Mantra

The Most Powerful Mantra in Kundalini Yoga (?) The job of a Preacher is to remind you that there is a God. The job of a Teacher is to remind you that you are God. Your job is to remind yourself. Fortunately, there is a mantra for that. Most of the mantras we use in...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter September 2020: The Secret Sustainer

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter September 2020: The Secret Sustainer

The Secret Sustainer While doing research for my upcoming Mudra Therapy course, I examined several hundred mudras from many yoga and spiritual traditions. I began to appreciate that Kundalini Yoga used several fascinating mudras that I had not been able to find in the...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter August 2020: Mantras Meet Mudras

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter August 2020: Mantras Meet Mudras

Mantras Meet Mudras A powerful yet relatively unknown practice in yoga is the conscious placement of sound into the physical body. This was one of the original tantric practices that reclaimed the physical body as the vehicle and implement of consciousness, and it is...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter July 2020: Magic Fingers

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter July 2020: Magic Fingers

Magic Fingers The greatest secret in yoga is right at the tip of your figures. Literally.  When you touch your fingers together in a specific way, you can take your Kundalini yoga practice and even your health to a completely new level. These finger positions are...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter June 2020: Classic Kundalini Quickies!

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter June 2020: Classic Kundalini Quickies!

Classic Kundalini Quickies! One of the most common excuses people use to avoid committing to a daily yoga practice is they do not have any extra time in their day for yoga. Of course, no one has “extra time.” But everyone absolutely has “enough time.’  Especially if...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter May 2020: It’s Thyme for Yogi Tea

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter May 2020: It’s Thyme for Yogi Tea

It’s Thyme for Yogi Tea! The health benefits of Yogi Tea, the beverage of choice for Kundalini Yoga practitioners, are well known: Improves digestion Increases circulation, Purifies the liver Strengthens the circulatory system Helps the lungs and respiratory system...
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...
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?...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter August 2017: All the Breath You Need

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter August 2017: All the Breath You Need

All the Breath You Need: Managing Your Emotional Energy Anxious? Depressed? Low energy? Can’t calm down? Just feeling really off? Maybe you need to take a breath. Or several breaths. After all, one of the most powerful experiences in the practice of Kundalini Yoga...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter June 2017: Silent Mantra and Simran

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter June 2017: Silent Mantra and Simran

With Every Breath:  Silent Mantra and Simran In the practice of Kundalini Yoga, students are often instructed to use a silent mantra with the breath as they inhale and exhale, or as they move from left to right or up and down (“Inhale Sat, exhale Nam.”) The silent...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter February 2017: Meet Your Master

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter February 2017: Meet Your Master

Meet Your Master Does your momma tell you what to do? Your boss? Your government? Who do you allow to be in charge of your life, and who is your master? For many people, it is their mind that tells them what to do. Their mind is the boss, the mind is the master. And...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter December 2016: Meet Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter December 2016: Meet Yogi Bhajan

Meet Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga It is human nature to focus on personalities. From electing presidents to People magazine to Dancing With the Stars, we want to make people bigger than life. We are a celebrity-obsessed culture and even the practice of...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter November 2016: The Perfect Yoga Practice

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter November 2016: The Perfect Yoga Practice

The Perfect Yoga Practice For the beginning Kundalini yoga student, one of the most common questions is: How often should I come to class or practice yoga? “How often” means there is a measurable number, an amount of time, or a finite quantity that you can achieve,...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2016: Spinal Secrets

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter October 2016: Spinal Secrets

When we talk about yoga postures and flexibility, most people focus on the wrong things – like hips, shoulders, or hamstrings.  And the yoga postures that people work the hardest to perfect are often about major muscles and joints. Yet the yogis have said that the age...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter August 2016: Five Finger Tune Up

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter August 2016: Five Finger Tune Up

Kundalini Five Finger Tune-Up Kundalini Yoga works fast. You can reset your mood, vitalize your body and refresh your mind in minutes. The breathing technique known as Breath of Fire is excellent to make a part of your daily life, whether if it’s just a few minutes in...
Kundalini Yoga Newsletter January 2017: Yogi Tea

Kundalini Yoga Newsletter January 2017: Yogi Tea

When I first did Kundalini Yoga in 1973, my body was blown away by Breath of Fire, my mind was psychedelicized by the Gong, and my heart was stolen by Yogi Tea, a delicious spicy drink served after every yoga class in the Kundalini Yoga ashram I visited. Sipping the...