Practice with the founder and CEO of RA MA Institute.
"The Universe is asking you to confirm with yourself whether you would like to serve the Earth, to save the Earth, be a sage of the Earth. Earth—the sustainer, the Mother of you, which nurtures you—can you nurture it back? That which serves you, can you serve it back?"
- Yogi Bhajan
We don’t need everyone doing zero waste, we need everyone reducing waste. Plus keep in mind most environmental pollution comes from huge companies. The burden shouldn’t be on the consumer to make up for company negligence.
We can totally make it. The idea of decline & destruction is a historically Western idea. In the Eastern understanding, everything regenerates. We’re in a huge time of resurgence.
Nature will be okay. And we as living life can take care of our environment & use it in a symbiotic way. A little bit of pollution reduction or environmental awareness goes a really long way! It feels great to bring your own cup or silverware, cook at home or bike instead of drive. Little changes add up. They say the pandemic was caused by human life encroaching on wildlife in China, so protecting our environment is just protecting ourselves.
It’s nothing to feel guilty about, just to do better about.
Calming & Maintaining the Nervous System
Kundalini yoga & meditation to balance the nerves.
Using breath & belly movement to calm & maintain the nervous system.
The nervous system being in parasympathetic dominance is your source of calm in times of stress & is regulated by breath & movement. It gets thrown off balance by fantasy, drugs, alcohol & anger.
Many things weaken the nervous system, & yoga helps strengthen it.
All I See is Daylight
“All I see is daylight / I think you are what you love” - Taylor Swift
“May all beings experience profound, infinite glory” - Buddhist saying
8th anniversary of RA MA Institute opening!
Celebrating the growth of a meditative community.
For Earth Day, supporting a non-profit that plants trees called Community Carbon Trees.
Yogi Bhajan said if you want to celebrate Guru Ram Das’ birthday, please plant a tree or have one planted!
Backbends & Camel Pose
Kundalini yoga & meditation for relaxation & destressing.
Bending the back backwards in camel pose.
This is a very good pose for women in particular.
Your physical health is the sole determinant of your mental health (according to Yogi Bhajan).
Long gong layout. The gong resets the neurons in the brain.
Working the Legs & the Brain
Meditation for intelligence and yoga for the legs including crow squats, a great exercise!
Moving both of the legs up & down.
Using breath of fire, which is a very detoxifying breath for the whole body.
On the reward of living up to the beautiful truth of the sacredness of everything, & the cost of not living up to your potential. “The price of culture is a lie.” - W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk
Deep Cleaning the Aura
Cleansing out fatigue & deep aura cleaning.
The aura is the electromagnetic field around the body & needs to be cleaned regularly.
It's so easy to fall into negativity because it's the only component of normal society that doesn't have yogic tools for energy.
When you have more energy, you feel happier.
"Yoga is the answer, who cares what the question is" - Anonymous
108 frog squats per day challenge!
"I worked so hard for this, I did so many squats." - Tina Fey
Cool to Be Kind
Kundalini yoga & meditation for prosperity.
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, & the shadows will fall behind you.” - Walt Whitman
New moon in Aries, the astrological new year.
On the enduring genius of Steve Martin!
Your job as a teacher is to lead yourself out of the woods first & foremost. Then it is to learn & practice as much as you can, because there’s a ton of misunderstanding & everyone can always improve unless you’ve literally mastered yourself.
For example, Yogi Bhajan talked about “poke, provoke, confront, elevate” (now a cliché kundalini teacher saying), but he went on to say you can provoke through kindness or humor, & that the point is to figure out where people are at so you can teach them better, not just to be an asshole for the sake of being an asshole.
Harijiwan: “Why don’t we start with elevating.”
“Keep in mind your real job as a teacher is to teach yourself.” - Harijiwan
Happy Baby, Happy Life!
Yogic parenting tips.
The yogic parenting tips are so cool & helpful.
On the 120th day of pregnancy after conception (day one), you call in the high soul. From then on, the mother can completely purify the subtle body of the baby through meditation.
There are three factors that influence the soul choosing your womb: it can be the soul’s choice, the parents’ desire, or the desire of the universal consciousness we call God. Any two can outweigh one.
The first 40 days after birth should be sacred (at home, cared-for, no technology at all). Until 3, the child’s aura doesn’t really separate from the mother’s aura. Yogi Bhajan said until 2, the parents should wear the baby on the chest or back instead of using a stroller.
Only putting good sounds into the baby’s arcline. “Rogan Tay” helps fix any issues in utero.
The best time to parent is actually before you even conceive the child, telepathically. In-utero is good too. We learn by osmosis.
Inner Ear Post-Earthquake Reset
After-earthquake reset meditation & yoga.
A meditation to do after an earthquake to reset the electromagnetic field & inner ear.
We have something for everything in kundalini yoga. It’s amazing.
Sun flares & other cosmic weather events play a huge role in human health.
You can always change your mood in a moment with kundalini yoga.
Adapting to the Aquarian Age economy. In the age of NFTs, art is anything that makes people happy. You use strength to take advantage of & profit from the huge opportunities increasingly available to us all.
Here in the Way of Milk, we have a major photon belt surge of light as the planet is being bombarded with photons, aligning with the 2012 brightline into the Aquarian Age.
Developing the bicameral brain. Yogi Bhajan said Caucasian people (with a “long gene transfer”) use the left hemisphere of their brain more naturally & everybody else uses the right hemisphere more naturally. Neither is better or worse, but in today’s world, you often need both.
P-Fruit Metabolic Makeover
Your easy spring reboot
A heavy-duty yoga set and fruit-life protocol for digestive detox, immunity, and vitality.
Designed specifically to be practiced during the pre-equinox window of February and March, yogic science prescribes that you practice the P-Fruit yoga set every day and add more p-foods in your daily diet to:
Flush Your Lymphatic System
Reset Your Metabolism from the Inside Out
Smooth Out Any Glitches In Your System
Boost Your Immunity
Get Rid of Old Fatigue
Learn more about RA MA Institute P-Set Metabolic Makeover Challenge
This is an ancient all-in-one workout & digestive reset