Freedom is our birthright. Yet, as we grow older, the structure of our lives can make us feel less than footloose and fancy-free. With more responsibilities, obligations, and people who depend on us, we may start to feel nostalgic for those childhood days when nothing held us down. Remembering that we are spiritual beings living a human experience on Earth is not always enough to lift the “weight” of daily existence. Thankfully, we have Kundalini Yoga.

Here are three practices that help me tap into my unlimited and free self, even when my schedule would have me feeling otherwise:

1. Liberation Kriya:

Nothing makes me feel more trapped and small than being stuck in a repetitive pattern. A few years ago, I couldn’t seem to get out of a certain relationship I was in. We kept going around in circles like characters on a sitcom that never seemed to really “end it” because the writers have to keep both actors on the show somehow. When I saw this video of Gurmukh teaching Liberation Kriya, I decided to commit for 40 days. I was blown away by the results. Somewhere around 30 days, I was able to end the relationship and never look back. This kriya helped me cut through all of the mental nonsense that was keeping me from walking away. When I finally did, it felt so good!

2. Maximize Your Free Time With Mantra:

Let’s face it. Living on Planet Earth can feel a little heavy sometimes. With so many “real life” events happening quickly, it’s hard to maintain a blissful state 100% of the time. When we are meditating regularly at home, or going to a class on a regular basis, some of the weight naturally falls off. We know this. Yet, sometimes there seems to be so little free time. Thank goodness for mantra! The next time you’re having a not-so-free day, remember the mantra: Ang Sang Wahe Guru. Chant it loud to align yourself with the vibration of feeling completely unlimited, knowing you are inextricably linked to Source. If you are at your office, listen through headphones.

Music Recommendations:

Flow by Sat Kartar

Golden by Jai Kartar

Kundalini Beat Double Album by Dev Suroop Kaur Khalsa

3. Clean Your Aura:

How “New Age” does that sound? Seriously, though, sometimes we aren’t really struggling with the weight of our own world, but the weight of all the people we deal with in a day. The best way to make sure you know where you begin and the other person ends is to cultivate a strong auric body. There’s a great set in Dr. Siri Atma Khalsa’s book Waves of Healing  to help you strengthen this important light body. One of the easiest ways to wipe your auric slate clean is to simply get in some water. So, now you have yet another reason to soak in the bath, take a shower, or jump in the pool at the end of the day!

Waves of Healing by Siri Atma S. Khalsa MD


 

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