Wake-up Kriya

Jumpstart yourself every morning with this Kundalini Yoga Morning Wake-up Set

Yoga Reference: Yoga Sets

The following Yoga set comes from the ancient science of Kundalini Yoga.  This set (kriya) can be done anytime of the day although it is best done in the early morning hours. Overall this kriya works on your digestive, respiratory, immune and nervous systems.

The Pranayam (breathing exercise) used for most of this set is the Breath of Fire, is ideal for beginning a Kundalini Yoga practice and done regularly can help form a very good grounding base from which to progress to more advanced work and suitable for doing prior to a meditation session.

Kundalini Yoga Morning Wake-up Set

Sadhana: Kundalini Yoga

What is sadhana?

When you seek to know about Kundalini Yoga, sadhana is a daily spiritual practice, a self disciple of the mind and body to serve the soul.

Aquarian Age’s motto is “I Know, Therefore I Believe.”

love, #krishnakaurkhalsa

Super Full Moon in Gemini: See the year’s biggest, brightest Moon

The Super Full Moon in Gemini falls on December 3rd and will be guiding us all to reflect on the year gone by and to celebrate our achievements. The last Full Moon for 2017 falls in the air sign of 11° Gemini and is a Super Moon, which means its energy is going to be amplified. The same day that Mercury goes retrograde!

Super Moon Gemini  falls in Lunar Mansion 6, which the Arab astrologers called Al Han’ah. Meaning “The Lovers”  inspiring love. Lunar light will be guiding us to reflect on the year gone by and to celebrate our achievements. Conjunct fixed star Aldebaran brings opportunities for business success and wealth, in addition to a happy home life and harmonious relationships.

To read more about Gemini SUPERMOON click here  

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It is going to be a big month in astrology as there are lots of  shifts and changes taking place. These shifts are going to help shower us with new energy and new outlook for the year ahead. Trust, whatever unfolds as you move forward into December, and know that when truth is revealed, and new information comes to the surface, it is for your highest good.

As the culmination point to all of this energy, really use tonight’s Full Moon as an opportunity to congratulate yourself for just how far you have come and to celebrate for new beginnings.

Life is simply a string of experiences. We are here to learn things, to share things, and to expand our wisdom and our hearts. It is important that we take time to honor this, and honor the progress we are making.

 

love, #krishna

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Happy Birthday Krishnamacharya!

Krishnamacharya (the grandfather of ALL yoga that you see out there these days) was born November 18, 1888. If he would be living today he would turn 129!

As an expression of gratitude here are a few things I’ve learned from him, without ever knowing him, and that inspire me daily:

Messenger of Yoga

As a teacher he kept a low profile but that did not mean he stopped propagating the message of yoga, he just did it wisely.  Matter of fact, when A.G. Mohan was to go onto a yoga conference in the 70’s that was the direct advise that Krishnamacharya gave him: “Propagate Yoga Wisely”

He was picky of the students he took on because he knew that they would reflect on him and wanted more than anything to please the wishes of his guru Bramacharya, who asked him to go into the world and propagate yoga. That he did.

Every yoga teacher out there has been influenced by Krishnamacharya whether we know it or not.

He took Yoga seriously and practiced all his life.

Krishnamacharya inspires me to get on the mat everyday. His determined eye gaze seems to pervade all around the place where I practice, I know he is watching!

love, #krishna 🙂

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Cleansing Crystals and Gemstones – HOW TO?

There are many methods today for cleaning crystals and gemstones in order to increase the effects of their metaphysical energies.

Gemstones are believed to have an extensive memory, remembering where they’ve been, who they’ve touched, and all forces and energies that have surrounded them. A crystal or gemstone can pass onto others any energy that it has stored within it.  Often, gemstones need to be cleansed of any unwanted energies that they may have collected from you, from others, or from the environment.

 

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Healers, Light workers, take care to clean their healing stones after each use because the stones might take pain (both physical and emotional) into themselves and pass it onto others if they have not been cleansed of those energies between uses. If a stone has absorbed negative energies, it may not work well for whatever purpose.

 

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Methods for cleansing stones:
Fire – carefully pass the stone through the flame of a candle several times until you intuitively feel it has been cleared. The fire will burn away any negative energy. (Always use care when dealing with fire to ensure safety for yourself and environment).
Smudging – carefully pass the stone through the smoke of a white sage smudge stick several times until you intuitively feel it has been cleared. Read more about smudging gemstones here….
Water – rinse the stone in moving water. This can be done in one of three ways:
by holding the stone in a river or brook (placing it into a mesh bag will make it easier to hold onto) for several minutes,
by leaving it out in the rain for several hours,
by holding it under the faucet for several minutes. The water will wash away negative energy and return it to the Earth where it can be neutralized.
DO NOT USE WATER on soft stones such as angelite, some calcites, howlite, aragonite, azurite, dolomite, malachite, selenite, sulphur, etc. as it may dissolve the stone to a greater or lesser degree.

Earth – bury the stone in the ground for one full day, placing a marker over it so as to be able to find it later, or bury the stone in a pot of ground soil. (Do not use potting soil as it has been treated.) The soil will absorb negative energy, disperse it, and transmute it into positive energy. Stones feel very comfortable in the earth as it is where they formed and grew.
Air – smudge the stone on all sides with a sage smudge stick, or with dried sage or cedar, or pass it through the smoke of sandalwood or sage incense. Sage is a very effective cleanser, neutralizing negative energy and transmuting it into positive energy.
Sea salt – the most common method of cleansing stones is with water and sea salt. You can do this by placing the stone in a mesh bag and rinsing it in the ocean for several minutes, or by soaking the stone for several hours in a glass of water with a pinch of sea salt. CAUTIONS: *Salt may damage the finish on some stones. * Water may damage soft or friable stones. *Placing a stone in dry sea salt (without the water) may damage its electromagnetic field.
Light – place a stone in bright sunlight, either outside or on a windowsill, for at least an hour. NOTE: solar energy may be too violent for some stones, having been formed within the Earth devoid of any light. CAUTION: over time, sunlight may fade the color of some stones. An alternate, and gentler, method is to place the stone in moonlight for at least one night under a full moon, longer if the moon is not full.

 

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Good luck! All cleansing methods are compatible with each other; so use whatever combination feels right for you and your stone. Intuitively, using a combination of methods is especially good for cleansing new stones, clearing stones for programming, and cleansing and recharging heavily drained stones. Combinations cleanse the stones more effectively and sometimes more quickly.

love, #krishna