April 2019
Cosmic Forecast

Gurushabd Khalsa Wisdom

A month of new beginnings. A New Moon in Aries beckons us to take a break from routine and let our inner child play, while the *triple* planetary retrograde invites our adult selves to slow down, rethink, and reevaluate the belief systems that define our growth and personal power. Are you ready? With the multitude of responsibilities we have on …

Why The Pause?

Mark Ramos Wisdom

Unlike the continuous flow of movement in many types of yoga, Kundalini Yoga asks you to pause. Your Kundalini Yoga teachers may say things like, “rest the body and the breath”, “feel the effects…”, or “observe what is” in between active movements. So, why the pause in between exercises? Generally, you may think of it as ‘hang out, chill time’ …

Smiling Buddha Meditation

Gurushabd Khalsa Practice

Smiling Buddha Meditation is great for alleviating depression, bringing in feelings of happiness and positivity, and opening the heart centre. If you are new to doing Kundalini Meditations on your own, make sure to read how to do a home practice before you begin. Sit with a straight spine. Curl the ring finger and little finger into each palm. Bend the thumbs over …

10 Facets Of A Great Chant

Gurushabd Khalsa Wisdom

In Kundalini Yoga, we chant a lot. The practice is full of mantra, singing, and using our voices to connect with the deepest parts of our beings through sound. So how do we actually facilitate the process of opening up to our voices, not holding back, and immersing ourselves into the full potential of a chanting experience? 1. Suspend Judgment: Consciously …

Meditation To Clear Your Karma

Mark Ramos Practice

In Kundalini Yoga, we have a teaching that we are much more than our physical bodies. In fact, we have 10 bodies in total – 10 subtle and energetic aspects of our beings that make up who we are. These range from the Positive Mind, to the Aura, to the Soul. Each of these 10 bodies has a very specific role. …

How To Do A Home Practice

Gurushabd Khalsa Practice

The greatest benefit of any Kundalini Yoga Kriya or Meditation will occur when you practice it daily. You can start with something for as little as 3 minutes a day, gradually increasing the time. It will be easiest if you practice at the same time each day, and designate a sacred space for your practice. In your practice always begin …

Meditation For Perspective And Emotional Balance

Gurushabd Khalsa Practice

Alternate Nostril Breathing balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain and brings mental and emotional balance. It’s a great practice for relieving anxiety, clearing addictive behaviour patterns, letting go of the past, and re-framing your mind to  integrate new perspectives on life. If you are new to doing Kundalini Meditations on your own, make sure to read how to do …

Sat Kriya

Gurushabd Khalsa Practice

Sat Kriya is great for strengthening the nervous system, regulating sexual energy, improving fertility, and channeling the kundalini energy upwards towards your higher chakras. This is the best Kundalini Meditation to do for those who are feeling challenged by their sexuality – including both phobias and excesses of sexual energy. Sat Kriya balances your sexual energy and allows you to transform it into …

3 Ways to Feel Empowered Through Mercury Retrograde

Gurushabd Khalsa Wisdom

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 …