3 Ways to Feel Empowered Through Mercury Retrograde

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Every couple of months Mercury retrogrades—meaning it moves at a slower pace and appears as if it’s moving backwards even though it isn’t. Whenever Mercury is in retrograde many of us resort to the experience of fear and all of its manifestations—like anger, resentment, frustration, despair, pettiness, etc—to cope. And with good reason. Experience has taught us that when Mercury retrogrades …

Kirtan Kriya

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Kirtan Kriya is a classic Kundalini Meditation. It’s one of the basics that every student should practice for creating emotional balance, breaking negative habit patterns, and relaxing. It’s also one of the most studied techniques from the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Research has shown that a regular practice of Kirtan Kriya increases blood flow to the brain, reverses memory loss, enhances …

Sat Dharam Kaur’s Meditation Journal:
40 Days of Long Chant

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Sat Dharam Kaur practiced Long Chant as a daily meditation for 40 days, for 2.5 hours each day. These are excerpts from her journal. When chanting the sound “Naam” I am aware of my throat and that with every word I utter I am creating something. The enormity of that awakens in me. Which words will I utter to not …

The One Minute Breath

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The One Minute Breath is a great Kundalini Meditation for developing intuition, relieving anxiety and stress, and strengthening the glandular system. It’s simple, yet can be very challenging and profound. Practicing this breath regularly will calm your fears and worries and open you up to experience your spiritual nature. It’s also a great meditation to choose if you would like to …

How To Start And End Your Kundalini Yoga Practice

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In Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan), we begin our classes and our practice by tuning in with a mantra called the Adi Mantra. Adi means “first” or “primal” and mantra means “mind wave” or “the creative projection of the mind through sound”. It is used to centre us in our higher self, to surround us with sacred energy throughout our practice, and to help …

Sitali Pranayam

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Sitali Pranayam is a great breathing exercise for relieving anxiety and addictions, detoxification, clearing anger, and quitting smoking. Practicing will produce a powerful cooling, relaxing effect on the body, while maintaining alertness. It is known to lower fevers, and aid digestion. This is a great technique to do if you find yourself freaking out emotionally or caught up in anger – …

15 Ways To Improve Your Meditation Practice

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The quality of our meditation is dependent on many things, specifically posture, concentration, knowing what elements to focus on, skillful redirection of one’s focus, being accepting and allowing of “what is” without judgement or resistance, being able to locate our awareness fully in a specific part of the body, and the length of time of our practice. The following tips …

Meditation For A Calm Heart

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Practice this Kundalini Meditation to relieve yourself of anxiety, strengthen your immune system, open your heart, and bring clarity to your relationships. This meditation brings great stillness to the heart centre, and gives you space to perceive and asses your relationships. If you are new to doing Kundalini Meditations on your own, make sure to read how to do a home practice before you begin. …