Getting Rid of Anger with This Kundalini Yoga Kriya

Kriya to Relieve Inner Anger

Back in November I set out on an ambitious project that involved trying to do a year’s worth of work in just a few moons.  It severely backfired.  When I finally realized this I was suffering from a lot of built up anger and frustration and was so grateful to find this Kriya to “Relieve Inner Anger” from Owner’s Manual for the Human Body.   The Kriya does a lot to remove toxins that because of their density settle in the lower limbs.  It also gives you ample opportunity to “Get Your Anger Out”… Read More

A Basic (Butt Kicking) Kundalini Set

A Basic Kundalini Yoga Set

For the last couple weeks I’ve been working on Kriya #1 in the great book Infinity and Me.  It’s called “A Basic Set” and it involves quite a bit of leg and core work as well as some repetitive arm movements. My last 40 day set left me wanting something a bit more active.  I literally thought, I need to be jumping up and down.  Well, what do you know, this set also includes two minutes of jumping up and down :p The namesake for the set involves lying on your back… Read More

My Problem with Travel and Sadhna

Plane Flying at Sunrise

2013 has seen a lot of travel for me.  In and out of the country, up and down the East Cost, often in one place for no more than a week or two at a time.  Nonetheless I have also had some amazing 40, 90 and 120 day meditations and kriyas.  Yet I have also seen the end of consistent practice while traveling. The primary causes for breaking this have been crazy hours and staying in public places where an hour of Kundalini would have been pretty inappropriate.  In 2014, I will… Read More

Kriya to Convert Sexual Energy into Spiritual and Increase Ojas

A few days ago I started a 40 day Kriya to convert sexual energy into spiritual.  As I get older and learn more about the true functioning of sexual energy things make a lot more sense about how the body works and how to increase your vital energy in the body.  I want to share two perspectives on the importance of transforming the sexual energy in the body into vital energy that helps sustain and heal the body. View the full Kriya: kriya-for-sexual-energy-transformation.pdf From Sadhna Guidelines: In our culture, we are taught to… Read More

Reflection on 40 days of Kundalini Cleansing and Habit Breaking (and My Next 40 Days)

A while ago I wrote about starting a 40 day practice that involved the Beginners Cleansing Kriya and the Medical Meditation for Habituation. The other day I finished the set and I have a few reflections: The cleansing set worked in a very subtle way. About halfway in I began feeling to considerably lighten my diet. I realized it’s tricky to do a kriya that involves a lot of lying on your back doing breath of fire at 5 something in the morning when you don’t sleep that much. I really appreciated… Read More

Wake Up Kundalini Style!

Wake Up the Body Kriya Illustraion

If you’re ever looking for a kick start to your day, you might want to try checking out the Wake Up the Body to Handle Stress kriya.  It won’t get you out of bad quickly, but you will feel a world different when you do! An interesting note from Yogi Bhajan comes along with the Kriya: If a person in the morning does not move his body in such a way that the capacity of his body, developed during his sleeping hours, is not activated to take the stress and strain of… Read More

Shake Like an Earthquake – 20 Hours Worth of Massage

In the Kriya set Pressure to Withstand the Times the first exercise you site in easy pose with your hands up and shake your body vigorously for 15 minutes.  It says that “every muscle and fiber must shake.” This is a pretty hard kriya, but I think it’s a very important one.  With the intensity of the times, it’s important that our nervous system is super strong and our ability to withstand pressure is equally so.  My teacher, Gurumukh says that when we do this we should move like an earthquake is violently… Read More