Welcome to Courtney’s Tuesday Tidbits.
I love that word Tidbit hahaha, “an interesting bit of information.” So, I will be sending you a little tidbit every Tuesday to inspire, motivate, shine the light on, or make an observation about something that hopefully will be interesting. Since this week we have Valentine's Day, I want to offer a heart opening meditation, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. If you are in the 15-minute Monkey Mind Manager course, you can either add this to the practice or do it at a different time. This meditation will open your heart and create a flow of love. Enjoy!!!
Start by sitting in easy pose and tune in with Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo.
Then sit with hands in Prayer pose, chant Sat (pronounced sut).
Then with hands straight up, move out to halfway between the original position and fully extended, chant Kar (pronounced car, and slightly roll the r sound).
Then full extension across your body, hands still stretched up, chant Tar (also slightly rolling the r sound).
Continue for 3, 7, or 11 minutes . . . I've also made video for you to follow below.
Chanting Sat-Kar-Tar: the essence of being in a state of truth. It is said that behind the heart is where the soul resides. Chanting these primal sounds opens and expands the energetic flow of the heart and strengthens our faith. Is it religious? Not at all. In fact, people of all faiths practice Kundalini yoga. It just deepens your belief, faith and expands your “you-ness.” Yogi Bhajan said, “Kundalini Yoga is not a fad and it’s not a cult. It’s a practice of experience of a person’s own excellence which is dormant and which is awakened.”
After you’ve finished this meditation, in your journal write five things you love about yourself and five things you are grateful for. It all starts with you. Like putting the oxygen mask on ourselves first so we can take care of others. Let this open your heart to loving yourself and then you can better love others. Happy Love Day!!!
Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.