Kundalini yoga has some incredible soothing and relaxing meditations and kriyas. The kind that feel like a warm, snuggly blanket on a cold day. Kundalini yoga is also filled with challenging kriyas that make your mind cry out “I’ve made a huge mistake!” Perhaps you learned this the hard way, when your teacher instructs you to do something impossible and you can’t politely make for the exit. Maybe you chose a kriya from one of your manuals, only to discover that your body seemed to be lacking certain important muscles that would allow you to do it correctly. When you find yourself in this situation, don’t give up! There is a fantastic tool that can help you through challenging kriyas – yoga music! Practicing yoga to music is a great way to calm your mind and keep you focused. Here is some of my favorite yoga music for those kriyas that just won’t let up.

Satkirin Kaur Khalsa’sProtection: Courage and Fearlessness: Chatara Chakara Varti” on Lightness of Being (or the 62 minute version for really long sets)

Snatam Kaur’sAnand” from Anand

Gurunam Singh’sJai Te Gung” from Silent Moonlight Meditation

Gurunam Singh’s “Change” from the album “Change”

Dave Stringer’sAja Uttama (Duke Mushroom’s House of Saints Remix)” from Kundalini Remix

GuruGanesha Singh’sAval Allah” from Kundalini Surjhee

Sada Sat Kaur’sAdi Shakti: Bangra Mix” from Mantra Masala

After an intense set, you’ll need something appropriate for deep relaxation. Try one of these albums and drift away.

Gong: The Nucleus of Sound by Yogi Bhajan

Jewels of Silence by Ashana

A Hundred Blessings by Mirabai Ceiba

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