The Kriya for Elevation is a set that will act as an energetic and physical tune up for our bodies. The exercises are set up to systematically open up the spine from bottom to top. This will circulate the prana and apana in the body, balance each of the chakras and will allow the kundalini energy to rise up through the spine. Opening the lungs and bringing our minds into a place of alertness we can strengthen our electromagnetic field. This kriya also offers a deep release for the sciatic nerve, or the life nerve. When we relax this nerve we are able to increase our flexibility, release tension in the low back, and it will allow us to feel more connected to the Earth. Increasing flexibility in the body inspires more flexibility in life, we are more able to roll with what life offers while remaining open to possibilities.
Meditation for Projection and Protection Coming from the Heart Center
Aad Guray Nameh Primal Wisdom, to you I bow
Jugaad Guray Nameh Wisdom through the Ages, to you I bow
Sat Guray Nameh True Wisdom to you I bow
Siri, Gur Davay Nameh Great unseen wisdom, wisdom that is all around us, to you I bow
We will be chanting the Mangala Charan Mantra during this meditation. This mantra is a mantra of protection. We chant this at the beginning of every kundalini yoga class for this purpose. When we say the first three line we send energy to the left, behind us, and to the right and when we say the last line we have energy circulating all around us. With every recitation of the mantra our auras become stronger, brighter, and more able to deflect negativity. This mantra guides us to our hearts deepest truth and being. Reciting this mantra clears our doubts opening us to guidance and protection. It surrounds our magnetic fields with protective, white light.
The equinox gives us a time to celebrate the Summer and to prepare ourselves for Winter. This is a time to find balance and to reap what we have sown over the last season. As we get ready to walk into Winter we can prepare the earth and carefully plant seeds for what we would like to nurture this coming year.
This set was put together to take us on a journey. We will tune in with the Adi Mantra and Mangala Charan Mantra, followed by some energizing warm ups. These warm ups are meant to increase the temperature in the body and activate the solar energy within each of us. This energy is the energy of the solar plexus chakra and is the element of fire.
Here is the space we offer anything that no longer serves us in our lives. Here is where you burn away unwanted patterns of held trauma. So as you breathe, keep imagining your breath like a billow that is fanning the flames of your inner spark.
Sodarshan Chakra Kriya – 11 min in class
Balances and Cools as we breathe in from the left nostril. Keeping the right side closed. This is a day to find balance so we will be switching between warming and cooling exercises. This meditation is a gate opener. We will be powerfully pumping the navel center. This this said to the the etheric center of the body, a place where 72,000 nerve endings begin, and can be considered the home, or seat of the soul. I love to think of pumping the navel as knocking on the door to the soul, to the Kundalini energy, and inviting out to play and interact with what we are about to do.
This exercise begins to purify past karmas, can offer a new perspective on life, and flushes out the neurosis of the mind. Use this meditation to cut through the darkness and to give yourself a new start. This establishes inner happiness and a state of flow and ecstasy in life.
Wahe Guru – Great is the journey from darkness to light.
*Surya Kriya – about 30 min in class, full time
Surya means sun. This kriya comes back to the idea of utilizing the energy of the sun, of fire, of the divine masculine, to heal, to cleanse, and to prepare our mind and body. The kriya focuses a lot on the organs of digestion, elimination, and filtration – the intestines, the kidneys, gallbladder and liver are all massaged during these exercises. At the same time, we will continue the work of lifting the kundalini energy through the body. Finally, this kriya will be practiced for 40 days to systematically stimulate the kundalini energy and positive panic force within the body. These acts lead to the strengthening of the body and all its systems, and increases the ability to focus on multiple tasks.
Antar Naad Mudra Meditation – 11 min in class
This is another supportive meditation. This meditation is said to open the chakras for the full effect of any other mantra. Reciting the mantra will sensitize the system and awaken the inner sound current within you. They say that in the begining there was the word and the word was with God. We hold that word within us since we were made in her image. Let’s awaken that force. Those that practice this meditatin are said to be granted prosperity, creativity, and protection from attacks. This practice can bring you luck and give new power to your words.
Saa – pure infinite, totality, oneness, or God Har – is creativity of earth, Divine in the physical, God as part of the creation
*Meditation to Clear the Arc Line – 11 min in class
We will be listening and reciting the sounds of Wahe Guru once again. Great is this knowledge, great is this wisdom in this journey. They say to know God, you only need to cross the space between your pink and your thumb. Joining your soul body, with your heart body, frees the mind and allows us to live in peace. In the arc line is where all of our karmas and all of our destinies are written. The arc line connects us to the Akashic Field. This place beyond space and time but filled with all knowing. This is the place the ancestors reside.
May you find balance. May you find peace. May you walk your path with truth, With justice, With wisdom, and with kindness.
Happy Autumnal Equinox Blessing and love to you and yours! 🧡THS🙏🏻
The Adi Shakti Mantra is an ashtang, or eight-fold, meditation and is also known as the Long Ek Ong Kars or Morning Call. This mantra is a corner stone to the Aquarian Sadhana and kundalini yoga as a whole. Chanting and meditating on this mantra is a very powerful experience. I have had the privilege of experiencing this mantra in the Aquarian Sadhana with a group and alone, as a whole morning sadhana for two and a half hours with my sangat, and I have practiced it as my personal sadhana for thirty-one minutes a day. The eight parts of the Adi Shakti Mantra each carry a powerful vibration that adds to the whole experience. When Yogi Bhajan began teaching kundalini yoga in the states, he taught this mantra as the original morning sadhana to awaken the kundalini energy and unite one’s self with the Universal self.
The Mantra Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri Wahey Guru One creator created this creation. Truth is His Name. Great Beyond description is his infinite wisdom.
ek ong kar – one creator with the creation, we are one with the divine
sat nam – truth is my identity, the divine truth that god is within me is the fabric of my being
siri – great, greatness
wahey – wow what ecstasy
guru – the journey from light to dark, ignorance to wisdom
siri wahey guru – how great is ecstasy of this truth, this journey from dark to light
How is it practiced? Seated in easy pose and with hand in gyan mudra. Focus is on the third-eye with eye lids shut.
Taking a deep breath in to recite the mantra with a 2.5 breath pattern
inhale 1: Ek Ong-Kar – Ek is emphasized with the diaphragm and quick – Ong is elongated for over half the breath and ties right into Kar to finish the first breath completely
inhale 2: Sat Nam, Siri – Sat is emphasized with the diaphragm and quick – Nam is elongated for over half the breath, Siri is pushed out with the very last of the second breath
short inhale: Wahey Guru – Wa is emphasized with the diaphragm and is quick – Hey is elongated for over half the breath – Guru is the last portion
How Long Should You Practice For? This meditation can be practiced for three minutes to two and a half hours. My recommendation is to start with 3, 7, or 11 minutes and build up from there. Three minutes is just the right amount of time to get the hang of the rhythm of the mantra, seven minutes is the amount of time spent chanting the mantra during Aquarian Sadhana, and eleven minutes is enough time to feel the mantra in your heart. Below I am including a quick guide that compares meditation times to their effects on the mind and body. These are guidelines and might be differ slightly from individual to individual.
affects the EM field/aura and blood circulation
affects the nervous and glandular system
balances the three minds as they begin to work together
allows breath, glands, and concentration from the meditation to affect the cells and rhythms, of the body.
affects the gray matter of the brain, this is where the shadow self and the outer self, begin to merge
changes the psyche, hold the subconscious firmly in its new pattern
What are the benefits of this Mantra? 1. It initiates the kundalini energy dormant in the body Kundalini energy is soul energy/creative energy/god/divine energy. It usually lies dormant, coiled, at the base of the spine behind the navel center. The navel center being the etheric place about two to three fingers down from your natural navel. With breath control and physically activating the navel center the kundalini is able to rise through the bodies energy channels to reach the third-eye and blossom at the crown chakra as the thousand petal lotus.
2. The Adi Shakti Mantra begins the relationship between our soul and the universal soul In the process of raising the kundalini through the body and finally blossoming at the crown, we connect ourselves to the greater consciousness. As we continue to raise our kundalini, we raise our total awareness for all within ourselves and beyond ourselves. It is advised to practice this with a sangat, or a group of people meditating and practicing together, this amplifies the effects of this mantra and assists in the journey from individual consciousness to group consciousness and ultimately God/Universal Consciousness.
3. Makes your heart’s desire known to the universe A sutra for the Aquarian Age – vibrate the cosmos and they shall clear the way. This manta allows for the heart’s desire to be known by the universe. Even if you do not know what it is, or are unclear this mantra has the power to cut through all of that. While getting to know the feelings of Universal Consciousness we realize that the Divine is within us and that is our truth, making ourselves clear out the things that block our growth, water those things that nurture us, and assists in getting clear with what we want and why.
Interested in practicing alongside me? Here are two videos, the begin with tuning in, chanting the Long Ek Ong Kars, and end with a 7-Wave Sat Nam to seal the practice.
I have had wonderful experiences with this mantra and practice. I hope you enjoy the journey and all that is has to offer.
Peace to All, Love to All, Light to All, Tiaga Harprem Singh