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“To change the deepest subconscious a seed is needed.” That seed has three main functions: it acts as a focus for the mind, it acts like a fulcrum, over which other thoughts can be leveraged up to the Infinite, and it acts as a template of the Infinite to form a new model or imprint in the mind.
Yogi Bhajan describes the process this way: “When you meditate deeply into an ecstatic, self-hypnosis that joins together heavens, earth and self, the subconscious releases a flood of thoughts , wave after wave. Every thought has impact and results. To break old patterns, you must take the support of a thunderbolt, a mantra, to cut to the core of your negative thoughts and turn their energy to positive.”
How does Kundalini Yoga differ from other Yoga and how does it do what it professes to do?
The main difference is that Kundalini Yoga is a “technology” that helps the Kundalini “rise”. This focus is different and the results are often immediate. Kundalini Yoga is also known as the “Yoga of Awareness.” (Yogi Bhajan).
With every Kriya or set of postures, there is an intention. The teacher is able to offer participants a choice in which situation to address. Anger is a favorite subject and Kriyas hope to stimulate the removal of it.
“When the inverted anger becomes part of the body, the simple effect is that you have absolutely no relationship with your Self… inferiority complex or superiority complex are a cover-up of inner anger. Manipulation and lying are parts of inner anger. Not being self-sustaining or having a
Having a daughter was a huge catalyst for starting me towards my path into Kundalini Yoga. I was deep into my own soul searching and had found a passion for Spirituality when I became pregnant. Knowing I was going to be a parent forced me towards dealing with avoided self-reflection and a realization that if I was going to have a baby, I needed to do some personal work. So I began meditating daily, and yoga weekly. I stumbled upon the class description for Kundalini Yoga and immediately felt connected to it. Once I had my daughter, I tried it for my very first time and a few months later I became a Kundalini Yoga teacher.
In the practice of Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, repeating (Japa) the same rhythmic movements (fast / sometimes slow) and listening to, mentally vibrating or chanting a phrase (mantra/mental focus) combined with breath (Prana) & eye focus generates or creates an internal pressure/heat (tapas) which activates or ignites your internal primal life force energy (Adi Shakti).
Then this in turn, (with less time than other styles of yoga – Kundalini works faster than other styles of yoga), leads to devotion (Bhakti); self love, kindness and compassion are born out of the experience of yourSelf and knowing yourself better!
“The Age of Aquarius is coming our way. Emptiness, insanity, and pain shall be everybody’s affair. People will like to hit walls to find out where they can go. They shall come to you. As insane as they are, if you do not take away their pain, and instead you sit in judgement, you are wrong people. That’s why we wanted to teach you how to remain disciplined in the most undisciplined world. How to grow, to glow. How to serve, to be. First, we identify ourselves: We are, we are. Second, our words should be such that they should cool down any fire, the desperation, the depression of the person. Third we must have the power to uplift the soul and serve the person, to be graceful. And, finally, we must stand pure. Keep up and you will be kept up”
– Yogi Bhajan
Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age:
- Recognize that the other person is you.
- There is a way to every block.
- When the time is on you, start, and the pressure is off.
- Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
- Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the path.
The Aquarian age started November 11, 1991. We have already experienced a few years of change into the Age of Aquarius. Yogi Bhajan was a prophet of our times. He knew humanity and was a very wise individual. He became a Master teacher of Kundalini Yoga at the age of 16. He sought out and studied with all the holy men of the time in India.
Yogi Bhajan taught over 8,000 classes/lectures around the world. Of these, one of his favorite topics was Intuition. He believed that when we are tapping into our Intuition, we are tapping into our Soul. Accordingly, the Soul is manifest through the Kundalini energy which lies dormant at the base of the spine. This energy is stimulated by the action of the breath, postures, intention, and the strength of the Navel Point.
Chakras, in the Hindu tradition, are seen as seven centers or wheels lined up from the Root Chakra at base of the spine to the Seventh Chakra, at the top of the head, as well as the Eighth Chakra, the Aura, over the top of the head. The breath, postures, and intention trigger the flow of Prana, or life force, up the spine which serves as it’s energetic pathway.