Using Kundalini Yoga to Move From Fear to Love

IMG_0113Last’s nights Kundalini Yoga class at Mandala Moon Yoga in Marcellus finished a 4 week series on Finding the Light Within.  During this class we worked with releasing fear to make way for love.  Many people believe that hate is the opposite of love, when in fact it’s fear that begins to create polarity and separateness from each other, our universe and our creator.  Once we’ve released fear we can move into love.

Even Jedi Master Yoda knew that fear is the first link in the chain that leads to suffering.

Several people asked for the details of the kryia – and so here it is – Kundalini Yoga Kriya to Relax and Release Fear.  Here it is on the 3HO Website.  For the music that went with, for the Sitali Pranayam and the exercise directly after, the kriya indicates that we are to listen to the Dukh Bhajan.

I found a version of the Dukh Bhanjani Sahib on Spotify but I also found several on YouTube that would work just as well.  I used a keertan version that worked for moving the body in time with the music.  Experiment and see what works best for you!

For the Bowing Jap Sahib Meditation I used this from YouTube.  Wait until after the Mangala Charan – the preamble or beginning of the Jap Sahib  – and at around a minute and 30 seconds the Bhujand Pryat Chund begins and that’s when you start the cycle of bowing.  You’ll recognize it because it goes, ‘Namustung akalai, namustung kirpalai’ and so on in rounds of 4 with a rest between – which matches the bowing pattern.

For the last exercise, the kriya asks us to chant along with the Jap Sahib.  I instead had us chant to Snatam Kaur’s version of the Guru Gayatri Mantra which is a part of Jap Sahib.  My thought was chanting something simpler and more familiar would promote a deeper experience during the class.  Learn the words and more about the mantra here.  Or ask me for a mantra sheet next class and I’ll gladly give you one.

Our next four week series begins on the 11th of July – our Kundalini Yoga Series for Summer.  Make sure you remember to register from the Mandala Moon Website.

All love,

LivAvtar Kaur

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