Monday, August 27, 2007

Sadhana for the Aquarian Age

YOGI BHAJAN GAVE THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE OF MANTRAS ON JUNE 21, 1992, with instructions to continue using them for morning sadhana in this order for 21 years.

First guideline for sadhana leaders:
Show up!
If for any reason you are not able to make it on the day you are
leading, you must arrange for someone else to lead.
Japji 4:00 am
If you are unfamiliar with Japji or concerned about fine-tuning
pronunciation, use a tape or CD. If possible, read Japji tantric
style—male-female reading alternate lines.
A copy of Japji can be
downloaded from
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo & Yoga Set 4:20 am
Dim the lights. A good choice for the yoga set is a basic energizing, Kundalini-raising set, including lots of stretching, Spinal Flexes, and Breath of Fire. It’s a good idea to end with Sat Kriya.
The yoga set should be about 25-30 minutes. If you are going to play music during the yoga, choose mantra music, and play it at a low volume.
Deep Relaxation. Dim the lights further, if necessary. Keep the relaxation relatively
short—5 minutes. If you choose to play music, keep it very low.
Mantra music with a meditative quality is effective.

Meditations (62 minutes). Begin approximately 5:00 am Lights can be turned very low or completely off. Keep sadhana music loud enough to be heard clearly throughout the entire sadhana room, so that it envelops us, and is easy to sing along with, while being sensitive to not making it too loud. Let the music surround and expand you.

After the meditations, starting approximately 6:00 am
This is the time when a Gurdwara program may take place.
Alternatively, an inspirational passage may be read (from Peace Lagoon or other inspirational work), or have a moment of deep prayerful silence. Sadhana will end with either a Gurdwara program or with Long Time Sun and Long Sat Naam between approximately
6:15 - 6:30 am.
Hold the space, enjoy the bliss of this ambrosial hour. It will fill your days with connection, sweetness, and purpose.
Sat Naam.
The full description of sadhana including mantras can be found here.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Koop. Islands blues.

Islands Blues
Ane Brun :

Hello my love
It's getting cold on this island
I'm sad alone
I'm so sad on my own
The truth is
We were much too young
Now I'm looking for you
Or anyone like you

We said goodbye
With the smile on our faces
Now you're alone
You're so sad on your own
The truth is
We run out of time
Now you’re looking for me
Or anyone like me

Na na na na…

Hello my love
It's getting cold on this island
I'm sad alone
I'm so sad on my own
The truth is
We were much too young
Now I'm looking for you
Or anyone like you


Friday, August 24, 2007

Le Derniere Minute

Quand j'aurai tout compris, tout vécu d'ici-bas,
Quand je serai si vieille, que je ne voudrai plus de moi,
Quand la peau de ma vie sera creusée de routes,
Et de traces et de peines, et de rires et de doutes,
Alors je demanderai juste encore une minute...

Quand il n'y aura plus rien qui chavire et qui blesse,
Et quand même les chagrins auront l'air d'une caresse,
Quand je verrai ma mort juste au pied de mon lit,
Que je la verrai sourire de ma si petite vie,
Je lui dirai "écoute ! Laisse-moi juste une minute..."

Juste encore minute, juste encore minute,
Pour me faire une beauté ou pour une cigarette,
Juste encore minute, juste encore minute,
Pour un dernier frisson, ou pour un dernier geste,
Juste encore minute, juste encore minute,
Pour ranger les souvenirs avant le grand hiver,
Juste encore une minute... sans motif et sans but.

Puisque ma vie n'est rien, alors je la veux toute.
Tout entière, tout à fait et dans toutes ses déroutes,
Puisque ma vie n'est rien, alors j'en redemande,
Je veux qu'on m'en rajoute,
Soixante petites secondes pour ma dernière minute.

Tic tac tic tac tic tac

Sunday, August 19, 2007

All good things come to an end

It's been a long time since my last post.
Meanwhile I had completed 200 hours training in Universal Yoga and passed the exam.
And even as to completely confuse my mom, got the certificate that entitles me to teach yoga classes to beginners :-)

Does it mean I am an intermediate?
Well, Lappa knows better :-)

I also practiced a lot of Shiva Nata level I, II and even glimpses of level III.
Repeating after Andrey Lappa wasn't hard at all, now I'll have to repeat it all from my head :-)

I had celebrated my birthday on 8 of August with a class of carrot juice :-)

This song by Eva de Roovere is for all my new friends that shared moments of hard work and moments of glory with me :-)