Kundalini Yoga and the Stress Response

By Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur

The simplest description for stress I have ever heard is from Hans Selye, the Canadian physician, who first borrowed the word from engineering and applied it to a physiological process he observed in his patients. He described stress as simply the body's adaptation to change. It is how we respond whenever an internal or external event occurs.

Kundalini Yoga for Disabilities

By Vladislav Loginov, Estonia

My main students are teenagers, kids, and youth with physical and psychological disabilities and their parents. I teach at the studio and on-line. Young people with disabilities who practice Kundalini Yoga regularly over the years show excellent results in their development.

One of them is Matvey Smirnov www.beu-fund.com/matvey-smirnov Matvey has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for 2.5 years. He is 17 now. He was diagnosed with Down's syndrome.

Calmness in the Chaos

By Doug Wilson

In a time when we have more comforts, conveniences and opportunities available to us than at any other point in our recorded human history, why do we seem to have more chaos, illness and social problems than the generations before us?

With technology and an ability to openly communicate with each other, why are the challenges and statistics surrounding these issues continuing to rise?

Overcoming Cold Depression

By Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we enter the Aquarian Age. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to behave in ways we would not otherwise. Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga, cautioned us that as we transition into the Aquarian Age, that is, through 2038, humanity would suffer from a phenomenon he called Cold Depression.

What is Cold Depression?

The Eight Major Chakras

The Lower Triangle

The first three chakras deal with the physical needs of the body and the basic needs of life. They focus on elimination and reduction.

First Chakra: Security and Survival
Foundation, survival, security, habit, self-acceptance.
Location: End of the spine between the anus and sexual organs.
Organ/Gland: Organs of elimination (e.g., colon).
Color, Element: Red, Earth.
Yoga Exercises: Crow Pose, Chair Pose, Body Drops,Frog Pose, Front Stretches, Lying on Stomach, Root Lock.

May Clove Water to Prevent Illness

During the month of May, it’s a great idea to put a handful of cloves in a Chinese soup bowl or other porcelain or ceramic bowl with water, and soak overnight. The next morning, take three to four spoonfuls of the clove water before breakfast (on an empty stomach), no more than five. Do this first thing in the morning when you brush your teeth.

For convenience, you can make enough for three or four days and keep it in the refrigerator. For best results, take some everyday throughout the month of May.

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