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           Food & Eating                                        Miscellaneous                         Shabd (sound of yoga)

    

Meditation:

  • We have 3 Minds - The 3 Minds We are told that we have one body and one mind but actually we are ten in one; Soul, negative Mind, positive mind, neutral mind, physical body, arc line, aura, pranic body, subtle body and radiant body. I would like to give a brief introduction to our three minds. The Negative MindRead more about We have 3 Minds[...]
  • Meditation (1) – Why Meditate - Meditation Series – (1) Why Meditate   I would like to share some thoughts about meditation. We will take it in stages. Firstly WHY Meditate (today), then WHAT is meditation, what is it’s essential nature, WHEN to meditate and then HOW to meditate. WHO is the meditator is also an interesting question which we canRead more about Meditation (1) – Why Meditate[...]
  • What is Meditation (2) - What is Meditation, what is happening when we meditate? I would like to share this part in 2 stages. This first part is an introduction to the soul nature and the relationship between mind and soul. In the second part I would like to talk more about the actually process; what is happening when weRead more about What is Meditation (2)[...]
  • What Is Happening During Meditation (3) - What’s happening during meditation “Don’t try to solve your problems – take them to the highest part in you and drop them”. With the world and with others give your strength. All your pain and nonsense give to god.”(Yogi Bhajan)  How is the progression described – Upper Four Stages of Patanjali   5th limb -Pratyahara:Read more about What Is Happening During Meditation (3)[...]
  • When To Meditate (4) - 4 WHEN to meditate (and WHO is meditating) “You are the creative source and nucleus of the whole vibratory pattern in which you live” YB (TT Manual p28)   It maybe clear by now Who is the meditator is the you that is meditating to get to your real identity. To eliminate, to witness, toRead more about When To Meditate (4)[...]
  • How To Meditate (5) - HOW to Meditate (last in this series).   So we have seen that meditation is a cleansing of the subconscious. A way of observing the social and intellectual programming you have received. Seeing how the inner most complexity of your feelings project out into your life. A way to eliminate negative self-talk, boredom, frustration etc.Read more about How To Meditate (5)[...]
  • If you don’t go within you go without - It has been said that It doesn’t matter what your external life is like if you don’t have access to the soul you are poor The teachings encourage us to; turn our attention inward by closing down the nine holes (sensory orifices) so that our inner light can shine. Our self-illumination can then shine aRead more about If you don’t go within you go without[...]
  • The Science behind Meditation - Meditation has surged in popularity in recent years and is now championed by therapists, scientists, celebrities and high -performing athletes. As the practice becomes more widely acknowledged as an indispensible tool for life improvement, it can be helpful to understand scientifically why it actually works! Cultivating a better understanding of meditation will enhance our experience andRead more about The Science behind Meditation[...]

Miscellaneous:

Shabd (Sound of Yoga):

  • Naad Yoga – The Yoga of Sound - Yogi Bhajan said ‘Yoga without mantra is not yoga.’ Mantra allows regulation and integration of the powerful effects of Kundalini, allowing us to reach for the heavens and stay grounded simultaneously. Many of you have felt the positive impact of chanting so I want to say a little more about what’s happening Importance of soundRead more about Naad Yoga – The Yoga of Sound[...]
  • Problems of the Age  - Chronic illness, including changes happening at a cellular level (for example cancer is the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells), auto immune disease (the system that would normally protect you starts attacking you), hormonal imbalances leading to sleep disturbances and mood swings including irritability and anger, sugar cravings, high/low blood pressure, PMS, low/high libido, addictions/obsessions/compulsions, depression,Read more about Problems of the Age [...]
  • The technology of the yoga of sound, part 1 - Sat Nam, In the previous article, I wrote about some of the problems that are unique to the modern age and indicated that Shabd Guru (the sound that is a teacher; Sha = ego, bd = to cut) has a central role to play in healing these maladies. I would like to share a bit moreRead more about The technology of the yoga of sound, part 1[...]

Yogic Process:

  • The Yogic Process - The Yogic Process There are 3 processes – Rejuvenate/Harmonise/Eliminate or Gather, Organise and Deliver/Destroy. (Yogi Bhajantakes the fist letters of these words to make G.O.D.) The gathering in process is the strengthening, the tonification. The harmonisation is also the action of organising or balancing the energies. To eliminate is to cleanse, to let go ofRead more about The Yogic Process[...]
  • Yogic Process part 2; 3 Levels of Health - 3 levels of health Let us consider the 3 levels of health and how the 3 processes of yoga give us the tools to recapture the deep and lasting health that vitality brings. Fitness. This is the correct use of the body. Each muscle, organ and thought has its own strength but at this levelRead more about Yogic Process part 2; 3 Levels of Health[...]
  • Keep Up! -   When we have a regular yoga and meditation practice we remain bright, receptive and self-sufficient, embrace the flow of life and tend to complain less. This implies that there is an inbuilt resistance to change and going with the flow when we don’t keep up with a regular practice.   This is true.  Read more about Keep Up![...]
  • Alignment and Flow in Kundalini Yoga.  -   A workshop for teachers and those with some experience of Kundalini Yoga “If you don’t have rhythm you can’t be virtuous” YB. As Kundalini yogis it is assumed that we have become conscious that we have resistance to change, otherwise we would not recognize the need for a regular yoga practice! This resistance toRead more about Alignment and Flow in Kundalini Yoga. [...]

Healing:

Food and Eating:

  • Thoughts on Eating - Ask yourself ‘why did I stop eating’; was it really because you had eaten enough? In the book ‘Eating the Moment’ you are encouraged to keep a 2 week journal considering the following as a list of reasons for stopping eating: Hunger relief: you relieved the sensation of hunger (the next 2 stages are pleasantRead more about Thoughts on Eating[...]
  • Bhoj Kriya. A lecture by Yogi Bhajan - How to Bless and Eat Your Food: Bhoj Kriyai Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® August 30, 1992 Copyright © The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan I have to teach you how to eat. You do not know how to eat; so I have to start alphabetically [from the beginning], all right? Now please, sitRead more about Bhoj Kriya. A lecture by Yogi Bhajan[...]