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“When the breath of life becomes short, you become short tempered. When the breath of life becomes long and deep, you understand who you are."

The slogan of Age of Aquarius. “I know, let me help take you there.”
Yogi Bhajan

lunedì, ottobre 30, 2006

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Cosmic Cycles (The Yugas) & the Ashtang Mantra for this Age


Lecture by :Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini Yoga

Lecture on: 04/08/1971

After meditating at the Lotus Feet of my Master, who has grant­ed me liberation from the cycle of time and the cycle of karma, oh, my sweet student teacher of the day, I disclose to you the secret of the Naam. If you care to listen to me this day, and you will practice, you will be liberated. I have seen God. It is a light equal to millions and billions of rays of sunlight. It is the Cosmic Energy which is the brightest of the brightest and most beautiful of the beautiful. Nothing beyond this can be said. It is the greatest of the great. When the Master, through his blessing blesses you, you will realize this within you. THE FOUR YUGAS The script u res describe Four Yu ga s (A ges) th rough which humankind has developed: First was the Sat Yug—the Age of Truth, or Golden Age. In this Age of Innocence, man was one with the Divine, and he real­ized the vibration which this Cosmic Energy created to make Prakirti (manifestation.) Man meditated on the Nam “ONG”—the vibration of the Divine. Then came the Treta Yug—the Silver Age, when the power of the Truth was weakened to three-quarters of it’s fullness. The being became weak. The Nam “SOHUNG”—“I am you”—was recited. Through this vibration, man acknowledged his identity with the DIvine. Next came the Doaper Yug—the Copper Age, when the Truth was only half revealed, and man re c ited “O NG NA M O NARAYANA.” He worshipped God in the form. We are now in the Kal Yug, when the Truth is only one-quar-ter revealed. This Yug is known as the Dark Age, the Age of Steel or Machine Age. The duration of each is respectively 1,728,000, 1,296,000, 864,000, and 432,000 human years—a ratio of 4,3,2,1. This ratio is found to prevail in many sacred computations. These Four Yugas together make 4,320,000 Earth years. This is called a Maha Yug, or Great Age. The Kal Yug, or Age of Steel, is represented by a circle, the Wheel of Creation. It works with the power represented by another wheel which runs it. Constant vibrations from that Wheel of Cosmic Energy give the power of life movement to this Wheel of Creation. Now, my dear sweet love, you draw one cir­cle over the other—wheel over wheel—and it makes the figure “8”, which according to the science of Numerology represents Infinity turned sideways. Spermatozoa take 8 circles around the egg before union takes place. There are 26 bones supporting the foot, the human foun­dation, and 26 vertebrae in your spinal column: 2+6=8. Said the Master, “Whosoever in this Machine Age will medi­tate on and recite the Mantra which will glorify the Lord, and have eight vibrations, will open the lock of ignorance and darkness. This will liberate that being, and unite him with the Divine.” THE ASHTANG MANTRA FOR THIS AGE Thus the Master meditated and became one with the Lord, and gave the Mantra: EK ONG KAR SAT NAAM SIRI WAHE GURU This mantra has eight vibrations, and describes the glory of God. Thus said the Master, “In the time period two-and-a-half hours before the rising of the Sun, when the channels are most clear, if the Mantra is sung in sweet harmony, you will be one with the Lord.” This will open the solar plexus, which in turn will charge the solar centers. The person will get connected with the Cosmic Energy, and thus will be liberated from the cycle of time and karma. Those who meditate on this mantra in silence will charge their solar centers and be one with the Divine. That is why I speak to you of why we should meditate and recite this mantra. All mantras are good, and are for the awakening of the Divine. But this Mantra is effective, and is the mantra for this time. So my lovely student, at the will of my Master I teach you the greatest Divine key. It has eight levers, and can open the lock of the time, which is also of the vibration of eight. Therefore, when this Mantra is sung with the Neck Lock, at the point where prana and apana meet sushmuna, this vibration opens the lock, and thus one becomes one with the Divine. THE BLESSING OF GURU AMAR DAS In the town of Goindwal, Punjab, India, even today this Divine mantra is still inscribed on the walls of the sacred well at the house of Guru Amar Das, the Guru of Guru Ram Das, through whose blessing today we vibrate in the Divine ecstasy. I disclose this secret of the Divine to you today, for the upliftment of humanity. Those who will practice it will be liberated and be one with the Divine. We are presently in the Kal Yug. Within the Yugas, human development is also influenced by astrological periods, caused by the slow movement of the Earth’s axis through the astrological signs. The Piscean Age and the Aquarian Age are astrological periods within the Kal Yug.


Life is a balance, and success is the natural revenue of a balanced life. Yogi Bhajan

giovedì, ottobre 19, 2006

MEDITATION TO ATTUNE TO OUR NATURAL RHYTHMS


If you are not already doing kundalini yoga, I suggest you start. Find a teacher in your area or start one of the many meditations offered on this site. Try it for 40 days and see what happens. May you find the beauty and grace of God within you. Sat Nam


Let go and surrender - sounds like a great idea. The question is - How is it possible to let go and surrender to the unknown? The reality is that the human psyche will not let go unless it has an experience of what it is surrendering to. A belief, a good idea, even the truth are not sufficient to convince our body to let go of control. We can nurture the possibility of letting go by getting in touch with the innate flow of energies within our body. We can begin by attuning to the cycle of our own breath. Let go, allow the flow of the breath in your body. Note where the breath and the energy stop and start. Do a kundalini yoga exercise for 1-2 minutes, for example, spinal flex. Then be with your breath in your body. Be with the experience of the breath slowing down and eventually coming back to a stable rhythm.Notice the relationship between the rhythm of your breath and the state of relaxation or stress in your body. When we are able to relax our body, we can experience and attune ourselves to deeper levels of the rhythm of our breath through our physical vessel. For 3 to 5 minutes, consciously slow your breath down to 4 or less complete cycles per minute. Then be with your breath as it breathes through your body. Be very attentive and note the difference between consciously controlling the breath and simply being with it as it breathes. This is the difference between control and letting go.Our breath is our primal connection with the cycles of our soul, nature and the universe. As we return to the natural rhythm of our breath and the pulse in our body, we awaken to deeper levels of connection with our own truth. This exercise (adding your own personal variations) can be used between the exercises of any Kundalini yoga set. Be sure to be especially attentive to letting go and surrendering at the end of the set and after any mantra or breathing meditation.The goals of this exercise are to (1) to release the need to control the breath(2) to surrender to the natural cycle of the breath (3) to experience that there is a natural rhythm within yourself that you can trust(4) to experience that you will not die if you release control of your breath(5) to monitor your resistance, to allow it, to feel how it feels in your body, and through acceptance feel your body let go and relax even a little bit(6) For one precious moment - enjoy letting go and relaxing in your own body.

venerdì, ottobre 13, 2006

Asana, Yoga Postures for Health and Awareness

Yoga postures or asanas are one of the most important systems of physical culture ever invented. They reflect an amazing understanding of how the body works and, particularly, how to release tension at a deep level from the tissues, organs and joints.
Asana keep the body in the best possible health. They provide specific positions and movements designed to strengthen and stretch the musculature to effectively move the body away from small pains and illnesses back to perfect and normal balance. They keep the spinal column subtle in order to create the optimal flow of energy through the nerves that enervate the organ and glandular systems.
Asanas are a part of a sacred science that comprehends all aspects of consciousness. They are not only significant in them-selves, but are a preparation for pranayama and meditation. They reflect not only a profound knowledge of the body but also of prana, mind and spirit, of which the body is only an external image or manifestation.

martedì, ottobre 10, 2006

Yoga in London and Rome Italy




Tuesday at "The Laboratory spa e Health Club" Muswell Hill London. Time 8 to 9.30pm

Wednesday at "Holmes Place" Holloway London. Time 8 to 9.15pm

Thursday at "Fitness First" Seven Sisters London. Time 8.30 to 9.45pm

Friday "One to One sessions" "Six Wheek Workshops" and "Groups in your home"

Saturday "One to One sessions" "Six Wheek Workshops" and "Groups in your home"

Sunday "Holmes Place" Holloway London. Time 12 to 1.30pm;
"Fitness First" Queens Park London. Time 2.15 to 3.30pm;
"The Laboratory spa e Health Club" Hendon London. Time 6.30 to 8pm.

Next Yoga Holiday in Italy the 8th January 2007
to book a place you call 07985054062

venerdì, ottobre 06, 2006

MEDITATE ON NEUTRAL

To access your neutral mind, you have to pay attention with your sensory awareness inside your head. The directives are LOOK, LISTEN AND FEEL inside your head. When you have located your inner space, you can create a deeper and more stable space by meditating on the following:

(1) Identify the quality that you experience that makes the inner space more real and available to you and focus on your experience of that quality. Qualities that pull your attention inward include - open, space, stable, still, quiet, dark, deep, etc.
(2) Absorb and integrate that quality or qualities into your body by feeling it in your body.The goal of all meditation is to access the neutral mind and to cultivate and establish our inner space.

While we are meditating, whether it be silent, mantra, Pranayama or even active meditation, our focus should be inside our head with awareness of our inner space.

Dhrib Dhristi Meditation (page 95 in Relax and Renew) *(9) is excellent for connecting with our inner space.
Lock the tips of the front teeth together. Focus the eyes on the tip of the nose with the tongue touching the upper palate. From the third eye silently project the mantraSA TA NA MA.Beam out the mantra as you stay aware of how this sound creates internal harmony. Coordinate the silent repetition of the mantra with the breath -- one or two repetitions of SA TA NA MA with each inhale and each exhale. Whatever your choice, have the same number of repetitions on both the inhale and the exhale.

This mantra was first taught by Yogi Bhajan on the eve of a full moon, when the effects are the greatest, as the subconscious mind is then fully open to its vibratory action. Practice this meditation for at least 15 minutes per sitting. 31 minutes will take you even deeper.

Honestly practice it for the longer times, and the following things will happen: Your eyes will have the power to penetrate deeply. You will learn to talk inspiringly, and your words will always represent the truth of given situation. You will be able to project your personality or your bodily sensations anywhere. Lastly, you will know the consequences of any sequence that you may start.