Stories from the soul
My Kundalini Yoga Instructor- Tej Kaur Khalsa
“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”
Tej Kaur Khalsa from Nine Treasures Yoga, starts by tuning in with the Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo mantra, which connects you to the divine teacher within, and all the Masters, Guru's and Guides. She explains how she got into Kundalini Yoga, while studying Psychology at USC. She talks about the benefits of practicing Kundalini Yoga and the myths of it being dangerous. Then she demonstrates the meditation to conquer self-animosity, which is easy and can be done anywhere.
Meditation to Conquer Self-Animosity
(originally taught by Yogi Bhajan in March 1979)
Sit in an Easy Pose with a light jalandhar bandh. Maintain an alert attitude
Relax the arms at the sides and raise the forearms up and in toward the chest at the heart level. Draw the hands into fists and point the thumbs straight up toward the sky. Press the fists together in such a manner that the thumbs and fists are touching. The palms are toward each other. This meditation requires the upper torso to be held straight without rocking back and forth.
Fix the eyes at the tip of the nose. There is no required mantra other than the subtle sound of the breath.
Inhale through the nose.
Exhale completely through the mouth.
Inhale deeply and smoothly through the mouth.
Exhale through the nose.
Time: Continue for 3 minutes. Gradually build the time to 11 minutes. Practice daily, but do not exceed 22 minutes in any one session.
To End: lnhale and stretch the arms up over the head. Keep the stretched position as you take 3 more deep breaths. Relax.
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