In the teachings of Kundalini Yoga, the human being has 10 bodies not 1. The 10th body is the Radiant Body and refers to a field of energy that extends 9 feet around us. Energy comes into the body through the crown chakra, goes up and down the spine picking up speed and then extends and builds up the Radiant Body. Some refer to the Radiant Body as a band that sits on top of the aura, almost like a golden tip or energy field.
A powerful 10th body makes one courageous and radiant. You project royalty and grace, both in how you act and how you present yourself. You carry yourself very well and have a special light about you. You are bold and have finesse and good things come to you without much effort. Your presence is magnetic and attention comes to you naturally. A weak 10th body makes you timid and fear conflict or recognition. You may have fluctuating energy and have difficulty with commitment.
There are many things you can do to strengthen the tenth body, including the following:
Spirit Voyage’s 40-Day Global Sadhana: Radiant Body incorporates a Kundalini Yoga kriya specifically for strengthening the Radiant Body, as well as a meditation for the same effect. The mantra we are using, Ajai Alai, is a mantra for great power and courage written by Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs. The simple act of committing to a sadhana strengthens the Radiant Body.
Mantras such as Ajai Alai, Har Har Mukunday, and Gobinday Mukunday are powerful tools to strengthen the tenth body and bring courage. Jaap Sahib, a prayerful poem written by Guru Gobind Singh, is also a potent way of strengthening the Radiant Body. Try choosing a mantra and chanting for 11 minutes!
Wearing white strengthens the Radiant Body by helping to reflect light throughout your field. It is said that just putting on white clothing boosts your aura 3 feet, and wearing it on a regular basis strengthens the 10th body. Wearing expressive jewelry can also boost this body, giving you the feeling of royalty and grace.
The hair is said to govern the tenth body. Cutting the hair diverts energy to its regrowth; leaving it uncut allows the body to divert that energy to the Radiant Body. If you ever feel your energy start to dip wash your hair, or brush it with a wooden comb. You’ll stimulate the energy meridians on the scalp and feel refreshed. Wrap it up on your head in a kind of crown and feel yourself stand a little straighter. Give it a try!
11 minutes of Archer Pose on both sides of the body is a simple if challenging way to build up the Radiant Body.
Guru Gobind Singh
Connecting to the energy of this powerful warrior saint, the 10th Guru of Sikhs, helps you develop your own royal radiance and courage. He was a soul of absolute courage and compassion, of radiance and devotion.
Developing a strong and radiant 10th body makes your inner light shine forth for all to see. You recognize and realize your own power and strength and allow others to see it.