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 creative energy, to be utilized in more intentional and productive ways.
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 on the heels and stretch the arms over the head so that the elbows hug the ears.
Interlock all the fingers except the first ones (index) which point straight up.
Begin to chant Sat Nam emphatically in a constant rhythm, about eight times per 10 seconds. Chant the sound Sat from the navel point and solar plexus, and pull the navel all the way in toward the spine. On Nam relax the belly. Sat means truth, Nam means name or identity. Mentally allow the energy to flow through the top of the skull.
Pronounciation: rhymes with ‘but mom’.
3 – 11 minutes.
A good way to build the time up is to do the Sat Kriya for 3 minutes, then rest 2 minutes. Repeat this cycle until you have completed 15 minutes of Sat Kriya and 10 minutes of rest. Finish the required relaxation by resting an additional 15-20 minutes.
Ideally, you should relax for twice the length of me that you do Sat Kriya. Always rest afterwards. Even if you feel strong and virile, you must rest.
How it Works
Sat Kriya’s effects are numerous. It strengthens the entire sexual system and stimulates its natural flow of energy. This relaxes phobias about sexuality. It allows you to control the insistent sexual impulse by re-channeling sexual energy to creative and healing activies in the body. People who are severely maladjusted or who have mental problems benefit from this kriya since these disturbances are always connected with an imbalance in the energies of the lower three chakras. General physical health is improved since all the internal organs receive a gentle rhythmic massage from this exercise. The heart gets stronger from the rhythmic up-and-down of blood pressure you generate from the pumping motion of the navel point.
Born in Guru Ram Das ashram in Toronto, Gurushabd is a true modern yogi, and grew up in a spiritual community of Kundalini Yogis, healers, teachers, and Sikhs. She spent a year studying at a yogic boarding school in India, became certified to teach Kundalini Yoga at the age of 17, and has over a decade of teaching experience.
Gurushabd teaches welcoming classes at Lotus Yoga Centre with a graceful spirit and a deep gratitude for whoever walks through the door. When she’s not teaching, Gurushabd is directing the studio and running the business side of things. In her down time, Gurushabd can be found biking around the city, playing ultimate frisbee, meditating, and hanging out with her husband Nash.