Meditation

Healing

Yogic Process

Food & Eating

Miscellaneous

Shabd (yoga of sound)

                                                                  

    

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 Mind […]
  • 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 can […]
  • 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 we […]
  • 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: […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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 a […]
  • 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 and […]

Miscellaneous:

  • Presence and Power, Attitude and Energy - Attitude and Energy There are many claims made for healing at an energetic level and many claiming ‘everything is just energy’ Thankfully most people don’t expect to be completely healed by visiting a health practitioner and often the most stubborn health issue/s (usually one or two) don’t ever completely resolve however long you have treatment […]
  • The eternal soul - Despite all of our efforts to keep healthy the body is complex and paradoxical. After the loss of our premature baby boy at 15 hours old it was revealed that my wife had liver disease from an unknown cause and needed a new one. Life’s big challenges, and a regular kundalini yoga practice, remind us […]
  • Why meditate in the early morning? - This morning I decided to write down a few reasons (not all) for an early morning yoga and mediation practice. It is most important not to have any attachment or expectation about this. The Aquarian Age is motivated by inspiration not by dogma and rules. Why meditate in the early morning?  Sadhana means spiritual discipline […]
  • Heart transplants – food for thought - In Western medicine the heart is viewed as a muscular pump that sometimes malfunctions but it is also the organ which reveals our spirit and lust for life. In the first day after a bereavement people are 21 times more likely to get a heart attack, men are twice as likely to die of a […]
  • 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 pleasant […]
  • The Process of Creation - Most people have the process of creation reversed. They believe that if they have a thing, for example more time, money, a relationship, they can do something, which will allow them to be – happy, contented, etc. This is have-do-be. The problem is the process of creation is the reverse; be – do – have. If you want to have a different outcome then you […]
  • The Art -
  • Tuning In with Kundalini Yoga -                                                                                                                                                               […]
  • The 4 stages of the menstrual cycle and treatment protocols - The 4 stages of the menstrual cycle and treatment protocols   Phase 1; Ra…. preovulatory – warming up. Structure in place to reproduce. Catalystic phase – in heat. 3/7 Teenager ready to reproduce; hot flushes. The stage of Enchantress, priestess. Therapeutically it is generally good to clear any superficial/empty heat that is rising to the […]
  • Breathing - Breathing The new born first breathes then yells. Breath comes first then the word. Energetically the energy behind the word is the breath. Cultivate the breath and value each word aloud or mentally to command the emotions. There is a direct correspondence between our emotional state and our breath. If you slow your breath down […]

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 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, […]
  • 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 more […]
  • The problems of these times - Problems of these times 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, […]

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 of […]
  • 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 level […]
  • 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.   […]
  • Crossing the Ocean of Life - Crossing the Ocean of Life “Happiness is your birthright” (Yogi Bhajan) “It’s natural to maintain uplifted spirits, whatever we are facing. Every moment of life is to be savoured and enjoyed.” ‘Is it an overstatement to say that every moment is to be enjoyed?’ ‘No’. ‘Well when will I start to experience the Promised Land!?’ […]
  • Alignment and Flow in Kundalini Yoga - Alignment and Flow in Kundalini Yoga.    A workshop for teachers and those with some experience of Kundalini Yoga   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 to change is because […]

Healing:

  • The 5 Levels of Healing - The 5 Levels of Healing There are 5 levels to healing and though healing on one level can trigger healing on another it helps to be aware of their differences. The most profound healing happens when all levels are addressed. (1) Healing at the earth and mineral level. This includes remembering our soul nature and […]
  • The 5 Reasons for Any Disease - We are made up of 5 Tattwas or Elements; earth, water, fire, air and ether which correspond with wilfulness/lust, greed, anger, pride and attachment. The elements are responsible for projecting our passions and our attitudes. We cannot escape the primal drives evoked by the passions, they are a big part of what makes us human, […]
  • Kundalini Yoga for Addiction - The process and effect of addictions Many addictions start in the teens as an attempt to escape from uncomfortable feelings. Since drugs have a numbing effect some addicts show a lack of emotional maturity stemming from a ‘freezing’ of their emotional development from this time. Yoga postures and deep breathing allow feelings to flow again. […]
  • Spiritual Life Coaching - Through our consultations we bring together three great healing traditions; sacred numerology, known as Karam Kriya, Kundalini Yoga and Chinese medicine. These three serve as a bridge for integrating and balancing the material and the spiritual in our lives so that we can live a happy, healthy life according to our soul’s destiny. It is […]
  • The Body part 1 - The Body Mostly we want to silence any cries from our bodies that something is amiss as quickly as possible. Symptoms of disease are commonly battled into submission by drug therapy, whether the distress is mental or physical. This doesn’t consider the cause. To view the body from a truly holistic perspective means to include […]
  • Mental Health and Choice - Everyone’s life is full of all kind of symptoms and co-morbidities. It is just a matter of a continuum. Some have more, others less. The same with health and the balance between the life instinct and the death instinct. Everyone is always in the midst of that struggle and each is in a different place […]
  • The eternal soul - Despite all of our efforts to keep healthy the body is complex and paradoxical. After the loss of our premature baby boy at 15 hours old it was revealed that my wife had liver disease from an unknown cause and needed a new one. Life’s big challenges, and a regular kundalini yoga practice, remind us […]
  • Your organs are characters in the story of your life - Healing from the inside out Considering the story of your life; every organ is a character with a special role to play. Depending on health and lifestyle choices, organs can become friends or foes. Learn how to harmonize your inner supporting cast; achieving inner health, harmony and peace. Your organs are people! The 10 major […]
  • Presence and Power, Attitude and Energy - Attitude and Energy There are many claims made for healing at an energetic level and many claiming ‘everything is just energy’ Thankfully most people don’t expect to be completely healed by visiting a health practitioner and often the most stubborn health issue/s (usually one or two) don’t ever completely resolve however long you have treatment […]

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 pleasant […]
  • 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, sit […]
  • Favourite recipies - The following books and recipes have been used frequently by me over the years;   River Cottage – light and easy – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. This is a wheat and milk free cook book. I've found some that are also gluten and sugar free and many that are egg free and that also follow food combining principles. Here […]
  • Quick meals - Quick meals (once you have a stock!) Chickpea Soup (River Cottage, light and easy, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – a favourite cook book) Serves 2 – 4