Practicing this mediation always brings me much joy and peace, and I hope it brings this to you as well.
Many blessings, Adarsh Kaur
Sat Nam, my celestial friends. Here is a video I'd like to share with you. My friend Hari Kaur created this Celestial Communication to a beautiful song, "Ajai Alai - Let there be peace" by Mata Mandir Singh. I have practiced this Celestial Communication many times with my friend Hari Kaur, and we have even led this one together at the Summer Solstice in New Mexico, with a thousand people moving like angels in unison.
Practicing this mediation always brings me much joy and peace, and I hope it brings this to you as well.
Many blessings, Adarsh Kaur
Yesterday I had a new experience - teaching at Santa Monica College. I was a guest teacher at Donna Quesada's Asian Philosophy class. I taught about Kundalini Yoga, Sikhism, and shared a little about my life's journey. And, we of course practiced Celestial Communication together!
The students were brave and jumped in with the new experience of Celestial Communication. So far in the semester, they have learned about Hinduism and Yoga. I filled them in on the practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and Sikhism, which is usually excluded from Asian Philosophy and Religion survey courses.
At right, we are doing a Celestial Communication to the Mool Mantra from Japji Sahib by Guru Nanak. We also Celestially Communicated to "I Am What I Am" by Aykanna, which I like to think of as a modern way of saying "Sat Nam".
The students asked brilliant questions, and I only wish that we had another hour together to thoroughly discuss them further!
At left, Professor Donna Quesada and I after class. Donna wrote a recent blog post about the benefits of mantra meditation, which I highly recommend. It is quite comprehensive.
Many of the effects of mantra meditation, as explained in this post, also apply to Celestial Communication. There are aspects, such as the effect of correct pronunciation and the tongue hitting the roof of the mouth, which don't apply, but all of the other effects do! Plus, with Celestial Communication you get to harmonize the body, mind and spirit, and you literally embody the mantra.
Many thanks to Donna for inviting me to share in her class, and for her enlightening article about mantra!
All blessings, Adarsh Kaur
In these tumultuous times - with natural disasters, political turmoil, environmental toxins and social change - it is important to keep your immune system, nervous system and aura strong. Most Kundalini Yoga kriyas focus on one or all three of these areas. Keeping a steady practice of healthy habits are more important than ever right now - whether you practice yoga and meditation, exercise, sitting still and listening, praying, sleeping well, sharing time and foods with friends, etc.
Celestial Communication is an easy way to keep your aura strong - the movements of the upper body build up the aura, the energy field around you which protects you from your environments, illness, harmful people and situations. A strong aura also helps to keep your sense of self and identity when their is rapid change and uncertainty around you. And, very importantly, keeps you from becoming overwhelmed. Celestial Communication also supports a healthy immune system when you really stretch your arms and activate the lymph system with your movements. Celestial Communications using vigorous movements are especially helpful to the immune system.
In response to the events in Japan and the issues of nuclear radiation, 3HO has shared a Meditation for Atomic Radiation. Yogi Bhajan said about this meditation, "If your inside is in turmoil, this meditation will prevent you from dying. It can be done anytime, and its effects will be to calm you, to energize you, and to relax you."
3HO has also shared nutritional information and baths to counter the effects of radiation. The truth is that most of us are affected by radiation all of the time. We are exposed to radiation with airplanes, x-rays and more. The good news is that there are simple foods to help; in addition to seaweed and miso, onions, garlic, carrots and beets help the body to handle and process radiation. Baths are another way to remove radiation and chemicals from the body. I have tried all of the baths that you can learn about in this link, and have found them very helpful to my overall health.
If you would like to try any of the meditations from the "Survival Kit" Yogi Bhajan gave, which is currently out of print, 3HO has also provided these as a pdf file. These include the meditations to prepare for an earthquake, to rebalance after an earthquake, and several more to handle challenging times. I am so grateful for these incredible meditations, and that Yogi Bhajan shared them with us for these times!
Prayers for peace and healing light to surround our mother earth and its people.
Many blessings to you all,
Priya, owner of Seventh Chakra, and me.
I have been having a wonderful time teaching Celestial Communication workshops and classes recently. During the last two months, I have taught workshops at Seventh Chakra Yoga in Huntington Beach, California and at Yoga Bindu in San Pedro, California, as well as my regular Friday class at Yoga West in Los Angeles, CA.
In these classes, I've shared two of my favorite quotations about Celestial Communication by Yogi Bhajan that I thought you might enjoy as well:
Workshop at Seventh Chakra
"If we can teach Celestial Communication, we can cover all therapy in the world we need. It is highly relaxing, it is re-invigorating, and it is physical, mental and spiritual at the same time."
"This Celestial Communication is for when you cannot take care of your neurosis by any known method. Just a few minutes of doing it...There's no power more than the power of the word, and when the word is formed through the body, the entire being is purified, relaxed...Something has to be given to mankind to excel...and that is what we have done. We have transformed our songs to the strength of the celestial communication technique which is our gift to this world through us and through our children to follow. It relaxes the tense parts of the brain through the nerve connections, through the tip of the fingers which are the main active part and the meridians in this being because the fingers move with the prana to communicate - this cantaloupe becomes human brain. And the tension of the neuro-pattern is relieved into a relaxed pattern of its own originality."
Three new workshops in the next few months have been scheduled:
Celestial Communication Workshop at Seventh Chakra Yoga, Huntington Beach, CA
Saturday, March 26th, 1:30-3:30 pm - $20
Saturday, April 23rd, 1:30-3:30 pm - $20
Celestial Communication Workshop at LYFE Yoga Center, Hermosa Beach, CA
Saturday, May 14th, 1:00-4:00 pm - $40
Later in March, I will also be joining my friend Donna Quesada, as a guest teacher at her Asian Philosophy class at Santa Monica College. And in June, I plan to teach a Celestial Communication workshop at the incredible Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. I hope to see you at one or all of these places!
Blessings and blessings,
Sat Nam. Today I am sharing a video of my dear friend, Hari Kaur. She has created and taught Celestial Communications in Europe and all around the world for many years. I love her explanation of Celestial Communication in this video, and I hope you will enjoy it too.
One of the most common questions I hear about Celestial Communication is - what makes it Celestial Communication, and not dance, or something else? My answer to this question:
The five elements of Celestial Communication:
(1) Only the arms and upper body move. The navel point and lower chakras are stabilized. You can sit or stand, but only as long as the lower body does not move. Celestial Communication is working on the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th chakras, as well as the aura, and this is part of what makes it a "celestial" meditation.
(2) The movement is created to mantra or uplifting spiritual songs. The movement can be created by anyone, as long as it has the feeling of the song and the sound current in it. The goal is to embody the mantra/song and to use the body as an instrument to "sing" it.
(3) When practicing with another person or a group, there is one leader, and the other person(s) follows and mirrors the leader. So when the leader is moving her right arm, the follower is moving her or his left. Yogi Bhajan said that if you don't have anyone to practice Celestial Communication with, try doing it in a mirror with yourself, or even sitting in front of a tree to practice.
(4) Your eyes are open. This is an alert form of meditation; you remain aware of yourself, your movements, and the Celestial Communication leader/teacher.
(5) The Celestial Communication should move the fingertips, and move the hands and arms through the space around you. The movement of the fingertips through the air moves the prana, which stimulates the neurons in the brain for deep relaxation. The hand and arm movements through the air around you strengthens and brightens the aura. One common mistake I see is that there is not enough actual movement to produce these effects of Celestial Communication. When all of these elements are present, the Radiant Body is also strengthened.
These are the five elements of Celestial Communication. There is an infinite amount of creative potential using these five guidelines. You can sing if you like, or just let your body be the instrument. And, you can smile if you like!
If I missed anything in this list, or if you have any questions about the 5 elements of Celestial Communication, please comment here. I'd love to hear from you!
Sat Nam & blessings.
Later in the day...my friend Sirgun Kaur wrote - "If you think you can't sit still long enough to meditate, try this!". And, she is so right. Celestial Communication is for everyone! Young, old, men, women, all religions, ethnicities...everyone!
Sat Nam. Today Yogamint featured the first of three articles I am writing on Love & Relationships. This first article is called Find the Love of Your Life. This is not a Celestial Communication article per se, but you can certainly use Celestial Communication to develop and balance yourself, and to attract a true hearted person to you through your radiant and subtle bodies. Celestial Communication also develops your creativity, which goes hand in hand with love!
Let me know your thoughts on the article, and how to attract/find love in all its forms in your life.
Sat Nam! This is a new video that has just made its internet "premiere" today on Yogamint. I created this Celestial Communication when I was going through a difficult time a few years ago to relax and re-balance myself. I would practice for an hour or more at a time to relieve my pain.
This is a beautiful poem by Yogi Bhajan, composed in both Sanskrit and English. The effect is to bring you wisdom, happiness, victory, prosperity and fulfillment. Try it out - it takes just a few minutes to feel better!
Sat Nam! It is my New Year's resolution to blog about Celestial Communication. So, I am just going to begin without planning or pondering over what would be the perfect first post any longer = )
My goal here is to share information and inspiration about Celestial Communication that is not easily found elsewhere, at least not all in one place. I will include quotations and lecture excerpts from the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan who taught Celestial Communication. I will share videos that are good examples of Celestial Communication from different teachers and celestial creators. And, I would love to hear from you! Let me know what you would like to know about Celestial Communication, what your questions are, and let's start a dialogue.
To begin, words from the Master, Yogi Bhajan, on Celestial Communication:
"Tension is ingrown into our being. And we have prepared for you the songs so that you can do the celestial communication. It is a sadhana in which you communicate with the infinite God through your body, mind and soul. If you want to get rid of your inner grown stress this is the only one solution in the planet earth and everything comes from stress. All you have to do is just copy it, follow it and it will work. Because when meditation, prayer and activity, body, mind and soul, three gets together they work faster than anything. And it is very mechanical. The shabd is there, the sound current is there, the word is there. In the beginning there was a word, word was God and word was God. Word is there, rhythm is there, projection is there and mind has to direct the body to copy, therefore mind is there. Mind can't goof, can't go anywhere. And body is there. So that is the way to interlock all 3 for 11 minutes."
Sat Nam & Blessings.
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Adarsh is a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. She studied directly with Yogi Bhajan for the last four years of his life, and has studied with many of Yogi Bhajan's earliest and greatest students as well. Adarsh integrates her dance, music and theatre background into her teaching. She shares with students specific tools to help them excel and prosper in life.