as taught by Yogi Bhajan
Kundalini Yoga and 62 minutes of meditation in the divine, ambrosial
NEXT SADHANA IS ON SUNDAY, 9th DECEMBER 2018
5:00am - 7:30am
Sadhana means any practice of self discipline that raises the consciousness and leads us to experience and express the Infinite Self within. it is a practice to integrate body, mind and spirit: a commitment to your higher consciousness. The primary goal of Kundalini Yoga Sadhana is to develop the group consciousness into a universal consciousness.
According to yogic scriptures the ideal Sadhana of 2½ hours takes place before the sun rises, a time when the angle of the sun to the earth is very conducive to meditation
and also when the basic life force (Prana), and the body rhythms, support physical cleansing more so than at other times of the day. This time is known as ‘Amrit Vela’
- the ambrosial hours. It is a naturally quiet period before the clutter, activity and avarice in the world is awakened. The time of 2 ½ hours is set out by the law of Karma
which says that everything you give you receive back ten-fold. So, when we dedicate one-tenth of the day to our higher consciousness, the whole day is covered by the returning energy.
In 1992 Yogi Bhajan gave a special Sadhana to be practised for as long as 21 years, as we transition fully into the Aquarian Age. This classic Sadhana of Kundalini Yoga begins
with one person reading prayers (or the group listening to a recording). Yoga follows, with the normal tune-in mantras ‘Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo’ and ‘Ad Guray
Nameh’. After yoga comes 62 minutes of meditation in the form of chanting mantras. The group then closes Sadhana with the song ‘Long Time Sun’ and ‘Sat
Nam’ (see 'Classes' for details).
The greatest conquest (of yourself) is actually getting to Sadhana - consciously choosing to wake up and rise up in those early hours instead of staying comfortably in bed.
Once there, by investing yourself consciously in Sadhana you will contribute to the group energy, deepen your personal experience and the group experience. Sadhana is
Doing your own Sadhana regularly is an excellent discipline but take every opportunity possible to do group Sadhana also; and during your personal Sadhana always visualise
others joining in with you.