Musings Meditation, the Japji Sahib and Sikhism

An Early Meditation and the Japji Sahib leads to a Renewed Interest in Sikhism and Kundalini Yoga
The Meditation

Over the last few days I have changed up my morning routine. On the days that I am not working at Target, I have started my morning with a twenty-minute meditation. Typically, my meditation comes after my yoga. Both times I have done this my meditation has been very very good. I think I will keep it that way at least for a while. I also think the music I used for the soundtrack.had a hand in making the meditation better. Both days the soundtrack was from the album Alive in the Vortex by Steve Roach.  Steve Roach is one of those musicians whose name I know but whose music I never listen to much. I think I’ll have to change that, and check out some more of his stuff. read more

What’s Been Happening? A Quick Update!

A Little Reading, Some Yoga and an Attempt to learn German!

Well, it has been about ten days since I posted anything new. I think that is probably the longest I have gone in the last three years without posting anything! The fact that I haven’t posted doesn’t mean nothing has been happening though, because I have been doing stuff! I finished two books The Secret Crown Book 6 in Chris Kuzneski‘s Payne and Jones series and the latest from Harlan Coben Fool Me Once. Both were really good books. They are books 23 and 24 for 2016. I will try to write more about them in the next few days. I also started reading Jack 1939 from Francine Mathews so far it is pretty good. read more

This Week in Yoga – End of the Week Update

The Yoga  – “The Essence of Self”  and Kundalini/Weights and More

So the last time I chronicled my adventures in Exerciseland was Tuesday night June 30th. On morning Tuesday, I missed my yoga, but I did do the Kundalini kriya “For A New Energy Balance” in the afternoon. On Tuesday evening i’ did a quick very relaxing kriya called “Movement”.to prepare for the non-stop movement of a day babysitting of Oiiver! I also created a circuit timer for the kriya “Essence of Self”, the length of the kriya is around 15 minutes so it was a perfect fit for the time I had on Wednesday morning. read more

Xavier Quijas Yxayotl and Kundalini – Go Together!

Kundalini Kriyas – To Master Your Domain and For A New Energy Balance

So I did in fact start my morning yesterday, using my new Seconds circuit timer on my Kindle Fire to provide the times for my morning Kundalini yoga session. I did the :To Master Your Domain” kriya again and the timer works great. I can move easily from one movement to the next within the 15 second rest period, I set between each exercise’. And the nice lady even informs me which exercise I am doing! Never once did  see say “calculating you’re doing the wrong exercises bozo!”. I even know now how long the set takes 26:45 with the rest periods included!! read more

To Master Your Domain – AM Kundalini

The Kundalini Kriya: To Master Your Domain – Soundtrack Peter Phippen!

and the Kindle App that ruined the Moment!

This morning I decided that I was going to do the Kundalini kriya “To Master Your Domain” as my morning exercise. The various poses and movements are all done for different durations. The first set of  leg raises for four minutes, then alternating leg raises for two minutes, the next for four minutes and so on, I usually use the timer on my phone, but lately I’ve used a simple timer on my new Kindle Fire mainly because the numbers are bigger (and it’s a new toy). Friday I bought an interval timer ,well, I didn’t by it, it was free. Anyway, it was ok for doing a set interval, resting, and then doing the same set interval, but I wanted to vary the interval lengths. The app said that you could create extended training sessions which I figured out how to do, but after I created the set, I couldn’t recall it or use it. After wasting 30 minutes or more trying to figure out how to use it I gave up and used my watch to do the kriya. read more

Kundalini Yoga Leaves Me with Sore Legs!!

Kundalini  in the Afternoon leads to Some Sore Legs! No Pain, No Gain!!

As I was walking around at work at Target this morning, I realized that my legs were feeling good, the hurt was gone! What hurt you say? Well it was a good hurt that comes from doing a difficult exercise! A difficult exercise you say, but you have just been doing yoga!! You are correct, grasshopper, But Tuesday I decided to do a Kundalini kriya. I looked through Kundalini Yoga: as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Unlock Your Inner Potential Through Life-Changing Exercise.  by Shakta Kaur Khalsa and picked the kriya For Physical and Mental Vitality. I remembered it as a shorter Kundalini kriya that i liked. The kriya consists of 5 exercises 1) Criss-cross 2) Push-Pull 3) Breathe and Stretch 4) Light Energy 5) Relax. Overall, the kriya was great from number 2 onward!!  Yes the criss-cross did me in – the criss-cross starts laying on your back, you then raise your feet about a foot off of the ground and proceed to begin to criss- cross-cross your legs left over right and then left over right, inhaling as they cross exhaling as they spread – piece of cake right!  It seems that way but the kicker is the time that you spend crossing those legs  2 to 5 minutes!! I kinda made it to 2 minutes and my legs felt it immediately and did for two days!! But the hurt was a good hurt and this afternoon and this evening my legs have felt pretty good. This afternoon I took a 30-minute slow walk around Pennington Park in Delanco, NJ!! So the question now is should I do the Kundalini kriya again tomorrow – I think maybe!! read more

To Master Your Domain – Kundalini for a Good Morning!

Ed-Date 23,263 (63 years, 8 months, 9days)

Morning Exercise: Kundalini Yoga – To Master Your Domain

So this morning I decided not to do the routine I have been doing for the last several days the 20 minute version of 17 Poses to Jump-Start Your Day from Yoga Journal. I reverted back to an old Kundalini favorite, “To Master Your Domain“. I like the Yoga Journal routine but it didn’t seem to be giving me that added boost I get from some other routines.You can check out  – Master Your Domain with Anne Novak at the bottom of this post The routine includes: read more