Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

 Yogi Bhajan brought us the most amazing teachings.  He explained if you want prosperity to flow to you, live not in someone else's image, but instead live in the image of your own highest consciousness.
Feeling grateful means to feel:  GREAT  and  FULL.  To be great is very simple:  "Right now, you are breathing, you are alive and you are fully alive.  Start with that and 3 things will happen:
  1. You will be prosperous.
  2. You will be rich.
  3. You will have many many opportunities come to you.
A student asked him how to really become Great, and he said it is important to forgive - and that forgiveness is towards you.  Forgive yourself first.

You need 3 basic understandings to have this happen:
  1. The Breath of Life comes from God.  
  2. It is to you, that it is coming.  (Allow it.)
  3. And you are with it.  (Be with it, saturate yourself with it, accept it.)
That's your first conscious act to becoming Great and Full.
--Yogi Bajan, 6/23/95

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Meditation to Conquer Self-Animosity

Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan in March 1979

Meditation to Conquer Self-Animosity

Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh.
Maintain an alert attitude.

MUDRA: Relax the arms at the sides and raise the forearms up and
in toward the chest at the heart level. Draw the hands into fists, and
point the thumbs straight up toward the sky. Press the fists together
in such a manner that the thumbs and fists are touching. The palms
are toward each other. This meditation requires the upper torso to be
held straight. without rocking back and forth.

EYE POSITION: Fix the eyes at the tip of the nose.
There is no required mantra other than the subtle sound of the breath.

BREATH: Inhale through the nose.
Exhale completely through the mouth.
Inhale deeply and smoothly through the mouth.
Exhale through the nose.

TIME: Continue for 3 minutes. Gradually build the time to II minutes. Practice daily, but do not exceed 22 minutes in anyone session.
TO END: Inhale and stretch the arms up over the head. Keep the stretched position as you take 3 more deep breaths. Relax.

There are no enemies. There are challenges to our creativity. The greatest enemy is the self. Self-defeating activ­ity and self-animosity occur where we do not accept ourselves. We instinctively reject self-confirmed continuity.
We will oppose our own success and accomplishment just to break with steadiness. That break is the assertion of ego: an attempt at marking and possessing something in Time and Space. This self-animosity distracts us from the real gift of human life: the capacity to confront and experience the self in relationship to the Unknown Infinity of our Self.
This meditation conquers the state of self-animosity and gives you the ability for constant consciousness in sup­port of the core self. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yogic tips for survival in the modern times section.

Yogic tips for survival in the modern times section.

Handling Our Emotions in these Shifting Times

When it gets right down to it, everyone wants to be Happy. Sometimes we just don't know how.  In the Yogic Scriptures it states, "It is our Birth Right to be Happy."  We are not born in guilt, nor sin - we are actually blessed to be human.  This University called Earth is where we come to learn and the challenges we are given to grow sometimes appear rough. Once we commit to remain happy, the entire psyche of this planet benefits from our decision - so we are making an offering towards World Peace! 

My Teacher, Yogi Bhajan, used to tell us to count our blessings, not our curses.  Meditate on the gravity of this. When you accept you are blessed, blessings start appearing everywhere. I love his statement, "If you can't see God in all, you can't see God at all."  
Discovering the subtle mystery in all places, people and situations makes life much more exciting. But we're human.  And things bug us, make us mad, so we don't always see the Divine at play. Here are a few tips: 
  • For 40 days, No Negative Words: Say nothing negative, hear nothing negative, not even against your worst enemy. Every breath is a new breath of life. Negative reactions merely eat up our energy, so let's forgive the past and move on.
  • Our moods make us burst out with words that shake the trust of even very loyal friends.  Speak not in anger; try this: press your tongue against the upper palate very firmly and begin long, deep breathing through the nose. Slowing the breath to 5-7 times a minute for 3 minutes will alter the mind's frequency, calm the emotions, and your tongue will occupied so you can't speak.  
  • Hydrate: We get upset when we are dehydrated.  Take some water, say a prayer over it, and drink it.  We can't stay mad if our water level is ok. 
  • Chew on a carrot or celery stick.  It'll occupy and channel a lot of the inside disruption. One man used to fight with his wife all the time. He started chewing on celery instead, and their relationship totally improved. It's also good for the nerves and blood sugar.
  • Lastly, connect with your soul's journey here.  We didn't come to bicker.  Sit quietly; feel your own Infinite purpose. Don't get angry over the small things.  Forgive Yourself, Forgive the Universe, Forgive Others.  This is a very Divine trip to Planet Earth where we want to see everyone blossoming like beautiful flowers, spreading their fragrance everywhere.


Yogi Bhajan

 August 26 is the time of great happiness and joy as we celebrate the birth and life of our Dear Teacher, the Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, fondly referred to as Yogi Bhajan. 

When he arrived in the United States in December of 1968, Yogi Bhajan stated his mission quite clearly. He said, "I have come to create Teachers, not to gather disciples. Determined to train leaders and teachers with the power to heal, uplift, and inspire humanity, he taught Kundalini Yoga openly to the public, breaking the tradition of secrecy which had surrounded it for centuries.
Born on August 26, 1929, in what was then India but is today part of Pakistan, he was born with the mark of a saint on the bottom of his foot. He
was taken to many holy places by his parents as a small baby, and thus
The Masters Feet
began his training in higher consciousness.  During his childhood he learned from his wise and saintly grandfather, who sent him to a Spiritual Teacher when he was 7 years old. At the age of 16-1/2 he was declared a master of Kundalini Yoga under the unrelenting guidance of the great Master Sant Hazara Singh.

He was a teenager during the partition of India in 1947. When his village became part of Pakistan; he was put in charge of leading over a thousand people to safety in Delhi, through a country in tremendous upheaval.
After settling his family in Delhi, he attended Punjab University where he received his Master's degree in Economics and was a champion debater and star athlete. He served the Government of India until he came to the West.  He was married to Dr. Bibiji Inderjit Kaur in 1953.  Together they had three children, and five grandchildren.
Sant Hazara Singh
Yogi Bhajan Teacher: Sant Hazara SIngh

Yogi Bhajan had a deeply reverent connection with Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru, who represents healing, service and love for all.  Over the years we have dedicated many of our yoga centers and businesses to this healing and uplifting Vibration of Love and Service.  

Yogi Bhajan was gifted with a special mantra, "Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru," by Guru Ram Das, and he told him whenever the students of Kundalini Yoga are in need, to recite this mantra and he promised to be there for them.  It is a mantra of protection and miracles.  

He left us with so many beautiful and inspiring, and yet simple, life-guiding statements.Here are just a few:   

"Happiness is Your Birthright."

 "It's not the life you life, it's the courage you bring to it."

"It is not that the Teacher is a super human being.  
The Teacher gives you a chance to become a super human being."

Friday, July 5, 2013

Meditation to remove haunting thoughts

This meditation can cure phobias, fears, and neuroses. It can remove unsettling thoughts from the past that surface into the present. And it can take difficult situations in the present and release them into the hands of Infinity. All this can be done in just 40 seconds!
  1. Lower the eyelids until the eyes are only open 1/10th. Concentrate on the tip of the nose. Silently say, “Wahe Guru” in the following manner: “Wah” – mentally focus on the right eye. “Hey” – mentally focus on the left eye. “Guru” – mentally focus on the tip of the nose.
  2. Remember the encounter or incident which happened to you.
  3. Mentally say “Wahe Guru” as in number 1.
  4. Visualize and personify the actual feeling of the encounter.
  5. Again repeat “Wahe Guru” as in number 1.
  6. Reverse the roles in the encounter you are remembering. Become the other person and experience that perspective.
  7. Again repeat “Wahe Guru” as in number 1.
  8. Forgive the other person and forgive yourself.
  9. Repeat “Wahe Guru” as in number 1.
  10. Let go of the incident and release it into the Universe.
These are ten steps to peace, given by Yogi Bhajan. Share them with a friend!
Sat Nam.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Meditation for self authority

Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh. Keep
the torso straight at all times. Do not lean forward or
Mudra: Bring the hands in front of the body at the level
of the Heart Center. Close the fingers over the thumbs
into fists with the thumb tips at the base of the little
fingers, if possible. Press the fists together at the first
knuckles from the tips of the fingers in such a manner
that the base of the palms are together and the backs of
the palms face away from the center.
Eye Position: Fix the eyes on the tip of the nose. There
is no required mantra except the subtle sense of the breath
Breath: Begin the following steady breathing pattern:
Inhale deeply through the nose. Exhale completely
through the mouth with pursed lips. Inhale smoothly
through the mouth. Exhale through the nose.

Time: Continue for 3 minutes. Build slowly to a steady
11 minutes. Build the meditation to a maximum of 22

To End: Inhale and hold the breath as you stretch both
hands up over the head. Exhale and continue to stretch for
2 more deep breaths. Relax.

Caliber is the ability to maintain the projected status and
activity of our committed self. When we become our own
directive authority, then the psyche can fulfill the self,
and you can be happy. Normally we reject authority and
initiate chaos out of an attempt to create individuality by
difference rather than through integrity and wholeness.
This meditation enhances your capacity for caliber, to
hold and execute self-authority.

Meditation on creating your future

Become still and project the mind to create your future and your relationship to the world.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose. Stretch the spine straight and become very still.

Eyes: Eyes are closed.

Mudra: Relax the hands in Gyan Mudra across the knees.

Part A

Drink the breath in a single, deep, long sip. Close the mouth and exhale through the nose, slowly and completely. 7-15 minutes.

Part B

Inhale and hold the breath comfortably. As you hold the breath in, meditate on zero. Think in this way: “All is zero; I am zero; each thought is zero; my pain is zero; that problem is zero; that illness is zero.” Meditate on all negative, emotional, mental and physical conditions and situations. As each thing crosses the mind, bring it to zero—a single point of light, a small, insignificant non-fact. Positive things—notice without zeroing. Exhale and repeat; breathing in a comfortable rhythm.
7-11 minutes.

Part C

Think of the thought you need the most. What quality or condition do you most desire for your complete happiness and growth? Summarize that thing in a single word like “Wealth,” “Health,” “Relationship,” “Guidance,” “Knowledge,” “Luck,” etc. It has to be one word. Lock on that word and thought. Visualize facets of it. Inhale and hold the breath as you beam the thought in a continuous stream. Lock onto it. Relax the breath as needed. 5-15 minutes.

To End: Inhale and move the shoulders, arms and spine. Then stretch the arms up, spread the fingers and breathe deeply a few times.

Comments: Your mind does not have a limit on its creativity when it is beamed with a focus after clearing it of other distracting thoughts and attachments. The best way to practice this is on an empty stomach with only liquids taken during the day.

Yogi Bhajan • June 12, 1990