The meditations that we post are from the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga. Yogi Bhajan came to the United States in 1969 to open to the general public the sacred and secret teachings and techniques of the science of Kundalini Yoga. Until now, these meditations, yoga practices, and dietary principles were carefully guarded secrets that were passed down from teacher to student, generation after generation for thousands of years.
Yogi Bhajan said that the pressure and pain of the transition between the end of the Piscean age and beginning of the Aquarian age, demanded powerful tools for the average person to become healthy, happy and holy. He told us that he didn't want to gather disciples, but instead wanted to gather students who would take these ancient teachings (without changing them) to spread them to the rest of the world--instead of disciples, he wanted to create teachers.
The meditations presented here are given just as Yogi Bhajan taught them. Any interpretations and explanations of them are my personal observations. As such, if there are errors here, they are my mistakes, not the mistakes of Yogi Bhajan. Please practice these meditations and kriyas (yoga sets and postures) with all due respect and reverence. They are very powerful at achieving the desired effects when done correctly.
What we are dealing with during meditation is the awesome and sometimes unfathomable power of the human body. Kundalini Yoga stimulates the nervous system to calm and focus the mind. It also balances the glandular system to achieve maximum health. Our body's systems can only be stimulated to certain limits -- you might not fear touching the contacts of a 9-volt battery, but you would definitely not want to stick your fingers into a wall socket. Similarly, Kundalini Yoga and Kundalini meditations must be practiced within certain guidelines so as to not over-tax the nervous and glandular systems.
The suggested lengths of times of each meditation are what Yogi Bhajan has taught. I would suggest that if you change anything about these meditations, it would be appropriate to shorten the length of the meditations until you can build up to the specified maximum time.
If you need more detailed explanations of any of the meditations we post here or are interested in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes, please visit the yoga section of our website here.
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