Why do we tune in and out of a kundalini yoga class?
By tuning in at the beginning of a kundalini yoga class we align ourselves to the Golden chain of teachers, Masters and Gurus that have transmitted this sacred knowledge. It is an act of acceptance and acknowledgement. It prepares us to receive and at the same time to bow to the divine flow and self-knowledge that we carry within each one of us.
We do so by chanting the Adi Mantra:
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo 3 times
I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.
follow by the:
The Mangala Charan Mantra
(which clears the clouds of doubt and opens us to guidance and protection).
Ad Guray Nameh
I bow to the primal wisdom
Jugad Guray Nameh
I bow to the wisdom through the ages.
Sat Guray Nameh
I bow to the true wisdom.
Siri Guru Devay Nameh
I bow to the great unseen wisdom.
By Tuning Out we close the session and share the blessings received by singing:
The Long Time Song
May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on!
Yogi Bhajan, talking about this song that he requested we conclude each Kundalini Yoga class with, says:
“You know we have been singing this for fifteen years, sixteen years. Sometimes it brings tears in my eyes. A yogi is not supposed to cry, but I am such a yogi who cries on everything. It’s funny. It’s very funny. Where people cry I don’t, where people can’t even cry, it starts going, but anyway….
May the long time sunshine upon you. What a blessing. We bless everybody. And all love surround you. Not of God only, but all. What an affirmation. And the pure light within you. Not your “light”, pure light is the radiant body, the soul. Soul is the direct descendent of the radiant body. Radiant body is the direct shield of the soul. Pure light within you.
And we don’t say follow me. We say guide your way on. Keep going. And we sing it. It gives us a feeling of ourself. But sometime we should sing it within ourself. Understand that you know all. When your adversity, you can laugh at and when your tragedy, you can bring into a humor and when you can excel, God is already sitting in you; there is no place else to find it.
followed by 3 long
Sat means Truth—the reality of one’s existence. Nam means name or identity. It instantly attunes us to our highest self. Sat Nam affirms that Truth is our Identity. When we say Sat Nam to each other, we are acknowledging our mutual divine identity.
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