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."