How to Open Your Heart & Balance the Chakras

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation: Free Full Length Class

Recorded on Feb 3, 2019

Open Your Heart with Kundalini Yoga & Meditation and experience the benefits of practicing first hand? I  (Anne Taylor, Ph.D.) recorded this class live at HeartPrana yoga studio, a private studio on beautiful Camano Island, WA and I’m happy to share it with you. This is a get on the floor and join in type video–just watching it is like watching grass grow.

Here’s a description of the different components of this video class:

Pranayam: Balancing Heart & Mind Unto Infinity

This pranayam (breathing) meditation balances the frequency and condition of your heart center. As your heart center opens, you develop the capacity for more compassion and humility. Allow the ego to surrender as you merge with Universal Consciousness. I AM Thou.

Through mantra (sacred sound vibrations) and breath, the autonomic nervous system dynamically balances so that you feel calmer and more peaceful. Mantra opens the heart center and it is important to allow the mind to align with the heart frequency by coming back to the breath, as often as you need to.

I AM Thou–Infinity is within. Open your heart center to more humility and compassion rather than egoic power over others.

Kriya (set of exercises): Awakening to Your Ten Bodies

(see video)

In yogic science, you have Ten Bodies, not just one!

  1. Soul Body
  2. Negative Mind
  3. Positive Mind
  4. Neutral Mind (Heart Center)
  5. Physical Body
  6. Arc Line
  7. Auric Body
  8. Pranic Body
  9. Subtle Body
  10. Radiant Body

Beginning at the base of the spine, the soul body aligns with the first chakra and chakras 2-7 continue up the spine to the crown of your head. In Kundalini yoga, the bodies that go beyond the traditional seven include our more etheric nature.

This kriya systematically gives a boost of energy to each chakra, or major energy center of your body. For a preview of the exercises presented in this kriya (set of exercises) you can check out Kriya to Awaken to Your Ten Bodies on the 3HO website.

Note: Rock pose can be challenging for some people and be hard on the knees. Never allow yourself to go into a place of pain, use a yoga bench if needed. ALWAYS allow the yoga to meet you where you are–modify and use supports when needed.

A yoga bench allows you to perform Spinal Flex in Rock Pose with more comfort. Here are two options that I researched.

 

Linking with the Infinite (see video)

Meditation on the breath is the highest meditation, as Yogi Bhajan taught. Your connection with Universal consciousness first comes through the breath. That is how we connect–inspiration, to inspire, to be in spirit.

  • Always be sure to rest after practicing this meditation.
  • Allow your upper palette to vibrate
  • Breath does not come out of mouth

This meditation powerfully activates the left and right sides of the brain.

Begin with 3 minutes on each side and build up to 11 minutes on each side.

Deep Relaxation: Harvest the Work!

(see video)

Lie on your back as you allow the yoga to do its work. Here is where your body makes adjustments to your nervous system–do not skip this step! Reap the harvest of your hard work.

Instructor remains seated to “hold the space.” If you need a bolster under your thighs to take pressure off your lower back, here is a nice good one:

YogaAccessories Pranayama Cotton Yoga BolsterYoga Bolster

During the deep relaxation portion of the class it is important that you are able to completely relax your body. If you tend to have lower back issues be sure to use a yoga bolster or folded blanket to take pressure off your lower back.

 

Guru Ram Das: Rhythmic Harmony for Happiness Meditation

(see video)

To meditation will help bring meditative peace to the Self. This meditation is vibratory–you’ll feel it in your lips, upper palette, tongue, and beyond. For meditation you sit in easy pose, crossed legged. It is important to keep your spine straight and aligned during meditation with your hips higher than your knees.

If your knees have a tendency to stick up as you’re sitting in easy pose, try using a meditation cushion or folded blanket.

Follow the youtube video for instructions; practice for 11 to 31 minutes (11 minutes in videos).

 

Zafu Yoga Meditation Pillow 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. I have made these videos available to anyone with an internet connection to help people learn How To Relieve Stress Naturally. If you have found this information helpful, please leave a comment below. If this is not your thing, I wish you the best on your journey.

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning that if you purchase a product or service through the link then I receive a small commission. The price is the same to you either way.

I encourage you to contact me directly if you have questions that require a personal touch.

Sat Nam!

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Anne Taylor, founder of How To Relieve Stress Naturally

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