I want to make Kundalini meditations super accessible for you, so I updated this blog post in October 2018 with more content and resources!
I have been practicing and teaching Kundalini yoga since 2012. In this post I share some of my favorite guided Kundalini meditations with you. These are practices that anyone can use, regardless of your experience level.
Before we dive into the meditations, let’s talk about what Kundalini is and why I love it so much!
What is Kundalini meditation?
Kundalini meditation, or Kundalini yoga, is often called the yoga of awareness. It is a practice that activates and balances our energy. The Sanskrit term “kundalini” refers to a primal energy (shakti) that is held at the base of the spine, at our root chakra.
Here is a cool definition of Kundalini yoga by 3HO.org:
This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
The great teacher Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini to the West in 1969. He wanted to share the practices of Kundalini with the masses so humanity could prepare for our transition into the Aquarian Age.
The Aquarian Age
The Aquarian Age (aka Age of Aquarius) is the age of information. We are becoming more connected and equal. But there is a lot of pain and chaos in the transition. It’s no secret that we’re living in divisive and fearful times.
This transition offers lots of miracles and big opportunities for growth. But we need to start using our tools now.
Practicing Kundalini raises our energy in a time of change
During this time of change, the world is experiencing a spiritual awakening. Former cynics are filling the yoga studios and the spiritual choir is growing larger. There is a massive call for more lightworkers, and now is our time to rise up and bring more positivity to the world.
Your energy has far more power than you can imagine. There is energy in your spoken words, in your emails and in your physical presence. When we function from a fearful, low-level energetic state, our thoughts and energy can literally pollute the world.
But when we function from a place of positive energy, the world around us becomes more positive. Fear cannot coexist with love, so we must learn how to dissolve all boundaries with love by taking responsibility for our own energy. You have the power to raise your energy and serve the world.
Kundalini yoga is very powerful and it’s also super practical. There are so many practices that are extremely accessible to everyone, even if you’re a total beginner.
Awaken your hidden power with Kundalini
As a student and a teacher of Kundalini yoga and meditation I have the honor of sharing these transformational practices with you. When I made the commitment to teach Kundalini I signed a sacred contract that said that I would carry its messages, tools and life-changing meditations. Given the chaotic circumstances of our times, we need these practices more than ever. It’s a privilege to share them with you.
How to tune in before practicing Kundalini
Before you begin your Kundalini meditation practice, it is advised that you tune in with the Adi mantra. Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (the Adi mantra) translates to “I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.”
This mantra connects us to the Golden Chain of teachers who have come before us and aligns us with our divine inner wisdom. You can chant it or you can simply say it out loud. Repeat the Adi mantra three times before beginning your meditation.
A Meditation for a Fresh Start
Ever feel like you want to press the restart button on your life? Getting a jump start doesn’t always come easy. We get comfortable in our patterns and behavior even when we know they don’t serve us. But there is a way out.
If you want a fresh start, try the Liberation Kriya. A kriya is something you do to bring about a specific outcome. Practicing a kriya puts physical and mental changes in motion to simultaneously stimulate the body, mind and spirit. I’m sharing this one because it brings renewal and longevity, and it’s said to change the molecular structure of your body and mind.
In the video below I teach you how to practice the Liberation Kriya. I encourage you to test-drive this nine-minute practice. You will experience a renewal in many ways and feel a new sense of freedom and lightness.
A Meditation to Prevent Freaking Out
Are you the type of person who needs to break down before you break through? For many years that was the case for me. Before I had Kundalini meditations and a greater connection to my energy, I had some epic freak-outs. Though I had many tools for managing my thoughts, I didn’t have great guidance on how to bust through the really tough times and save myself from a meltdown.
One of the best ways to prevent a freak-out is to change your energy through your breath. Every 90 to 120 breaths, the dominance changes from one nostril to another. By using the Meditation to Prevent Freaking Out, you can actively change the dominant nostril, thereby shifting your state of mind.
I’ll guide you to notice which nostril is dominant when you’re freaking out and then switch to the other nostril. When you switch the dominance from one nostril to the other, you switch the dominance from one hemisphere of the brain to the other, which lets you see things from a different perspective.
If you’re irritated, angry or in a funky state, practice this Kundalini meditation featured in my book Miracles Now. In just a few minutes you will be a different person!
Get more Kundalini guidance
In my Turn On Your Inner Light digital course, I offer truthful guidance on life, inspiration and inner power. Each talk is followed by a Kundalini yoga set that aligns with the core lessons from the presentation.
Throughout this 4-part course I share authentic tools for restoring your thoughts back to peace, straight talk on how to ground your spiritual practice in your day-to-day life, and energizing yoga kriyas to awaken your true power and inspiration. (Miracle Members, you get 50% off this course!)
A Kundalini Meditation for Beginners
Throughout the day we experience all kinds of different stress triggers, such as difficult circumstances, challenging people, and even annoying noises or the weather. Yogi Bhajan said that 85% of our behavior is automatic and determined by our environment. If we let our environment dictate our mood, then our life will feel like an emotional roller coaster.
The way off the emotional roller coaster is through our breath.
Every moment offers us an opportunity to redirect our energy out of stress and into peace. Reconnecting to our breath uncoils us from the dramas of the world and reconnects us to peace, health and vitality.
The proper way to breathe is the yogic breath that expands the lungs and works the diaphragm. This method is simple: Breathe in and your diaphragm expands; breathe out and it contracts. Check in with yourself and see if this is how you’ve been breathing. If it’s not, that’s okay! You can change the pattern today and come back to peace.
I like to call this Kundalini meditation for beginners the “Backpack Meditation.” You can store this meditation in your metaphorical backpack and use it whenever stress arises! Practice it anywhere and rely on it in times of stress.
Follow the guidance in the video below.
Kirtan Kriya: A Kundalini meditation for mental balance
Kirtan Kriya is another fantastic Kundalini meditation for beginners. It’s a singing meditation that uses the sounds SAA, TAA, NAA, MAA. It’s great for stabilizing your mood and improving your memory, and it’s also powerful for pregnant women or women who are trying to conceive.
Ego Eradicator is a Kundalini meditation that busts through all littleness and opens you up to your inner awesomeness and faithful intuition!
Yogi Bhajan said, “There is a way through every block.” Ego Eradicator is your secret spiritual weapon for busting through blocks!
This is my all-time favorite Kundalini meditation. Watch below, and when you want to practice on your own you can use the first song on my Ego Eradicator Spotify playlist!
A simple mantra you can use anywhere, anytime
This is an awesome Kundalini practice that you can literally use anywhere, anytime! I love the mantra, which is “Peace begins with me.” You can use this whenever you feel like you’ve been taken out of a peaceful, calm place.
Whether you’re in a long work meeting, feeling nervous on a date, or your kids are causing chaos, use this mantra and mudra combination to chill out fast! Watch below, and you can read this blog post for a full breakdown.
Dive deeper into Kundalini meditation with Turn On Your Inner Light
To dive deeper into your Kundalini exploration, join me from the comfort of your own home for Turn On Your Inner Light!
Here’s what you can expect:
- 2 hour-long inspirational talks on how to shift your energy and your thoughts, and elevate your life.
- 2 hour-long Kundalini yoga classes for raising your energy and clearing blocks.
- Group guided meditations for expanding your inner awareness and achieving peace.
- Stories from my own life offering inspirational lessons.
- Take-home tools that you can apply immediately.
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