April 2015

 

A Note From Nirvair

 

 

Sat Nam.

 

Spring has arrived in New Mexico and all of its green energy of growth is becoming evident. This time of year gives us the opportunity to cleanse and rejuvenate. It is a time to leave the winter behind and step into a whole new cycle of growth in awareness and consciousness.  Yogi Bhajan said this about personal spiritual growth,

 

“Life is here and now. Life is an environment and circumstance, life is Time and Space. Life is growth and enjoy of that growth. What is the difference between a garden and wilderness? Wilderness is growth, garden is growth. Garden grows in the realms as it should be. It doesn't congest an area, it doesn't leave anything empty, it is all laid down, we call it, what we call it? Landscaping. In wilderness everything grows as it grows. There is no limit and there is no cause for limit or there is a total limit, total desert, total dense jungle, everything is in its own way. That's we call it wilderness. Exactly life has been given Time and Space. You definitely have a certain amount of life. That is called credit. That is called? Students say ‘Credit.’ Now in this credit you have to have a business, business is to master the Time and Space and experience Infinity and that's the way you have to go.” 10/30/79

 

KRI is offering three courses this summer in Espanola to give you a variety of opportunities to GROW and GLOW! Come study with us at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das, Yogi Bhajan’s home…

 

 

Level One Teacher Training
With a variety of highly-dedicated Trainers, many original students of Yogi Bhajan!
August 1-August 28

LEARN MORE!

 

Level Two Teacher Training “Lifestyles and Lifecycles”
with Nirvair Singh, Sat Siri Kaur and Jagat Guru Singh
June 29-July 4

LEARN MORE!

 

Level Three Teacher Training 21 Stages of Meditation
with Nirvair Singh, Guru Singh and Shanti Shanti Kaur
June 11- June 17

LEARN MORE!

 

 

 

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Sat Nam from the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™

 

April already?!... Spring is upon us here in New Mexico, and it is magnificent! As nature wakes from the quiet of winter it’s a wonderful reminder of the magic of the seasons and how wise our mother earth is. April brings Earth Day, a celebration of our beautiful planet. Yogi Bhajan was a tireless advocate of living a clean and green lifestyle. He spoke extensively about our impact on the planet and encouraged us to be conscientious about our lifestyle like in this lecture in Formello, Italy in 1990:

 

“I was in Moscow last year. We were about eight hundred people. Three hundred religious people, three hundred people of the government, senators, congressmen, legislators, political people, there were two hundred scientists from all over the world. We gathered in Moscow, we talked five days. Three days scientists kept telling us that if we do not act right now, we will never be in a position to recuperate the Earth. We have reached a point beyond danger. We all understood it, we came back home, everywhere in America and all over the world there was a Earth Day, one Sunday it was celebrated, newspaper carried the stories and all that. Next day the same habits, same waste of energy, same waste of water, same pollution.”

“…All that energy has to be produced. One-third of the energy is wasted. Result is we are polluting the planet Earth. Our oceans are polluted, our rivers and lakes are polluted and God bless us, our air is polluted. We have no self-control and the way we are living on this planet, the way we are cutting the forest, the way we are wasting the land, in one hundred year, we will reach our doomsday.”

 

Watch this original lecture at the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™. This particular video features an “interactive transcript”. Transcript text scrolls as video plays, or you can select a section of the transcript and the video moves to that point and begins to play.

This is a powerful lecture ask us all to think about our impact on the earth. Yogi Bhajan’s comment ‘Next day the same habits, same waste of energy, same waste of water, same pollution’ really stuck with me. I am sure we are all guilty of this to some extent, we have the best intentions but even when we are well informed we don’t always take action and make changes. I had to ask myself ‘ what small choices can I make in my everyday life that would change my footprint on this planet?’ I challenge you to ask yourself the same question.


This month as we celebrate our beautiful Mother Earth consider how we can change our habits so that we can preserve this incredible planet for many generations to come!

 

Teacher Tip

Teacher Tip

This year we are highlighting the many features the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ searchable database offers Kundalini Yoga Teachers!


April Teacher Tip of the Month

Do you want to find a list of yoga sets pertaining to a specific topic? Use the facets, a system that filters results within your search. First, select Kriya in the search bar and enter a topic you are researching (e.g., releasing fear), then press enter. Next, in the left-hand column you will find a list of ‘filters’. These filters are the facets. Select Kriya Type from the left column and then choose Yoga Set. You can also click to organize the results by title (alphabetically) or by date (chronologically).

 

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The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™

Kundalini Research Institute

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April Recipe of the Month

Yogurt Curry

 

With the steamed veggies and the spicy curry it seems perfect for spring cleaning theme.

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This month’s recipe hails from:
Foods for Health & Healing: Recipes and Remedies
Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, PhD

A wonderful little book for every kitchen, this reference gem gives you loads of recipes and remedies to help with strengthening and maintaining every system of your body.

 

Watch the Video Message Here!

 

YOGURT CURRY
As human beings, we can all use a little nervous system help. This is perhaps especially true as the seasons change, which can bring new stresses to our bodies as they acclimate to the changes. To soothe and strengthen the nervous system, and to please the palate, try this delicious curry that contains the powerful “trinity roots” (onion, garlic and ginger). With trinity roots, lots of steamed veggies and spicy curry, we think this is a perfect recipe for a good inner “spring cleaning”… Enjoy!

1 cup basmati rice
3 cups chopped mixed vegetables
1/4 cup minced ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 small onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup ghee
1 1/2 tsp. crushed yogi tea spices
1 Tbsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. oregano seeds
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. garam masala
1 cup homemade yogurt
1/4 cup garbanzo flour

Rinse the rice, add 3 cups water, and bring it to a boil. Simmer for about 45 minutes. Steam chopped mixed vegetables until firm but tender. Blend yogurt and garbanzo flour with 1 cup water until smooth. Sauté spices in ghee until golden-brown. Add chopped onion, garlic and ginger. Cook slowly until onions are almost falling apart. Stir in yogurt-flour mixture. Simmer until sauce thickens. Serve over rice and steamed vegetables. Serves 4.

 

 

 

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March Specials from KRI

Celebrate International Women's Day and Women’s History Month with women’s teachings books and videos from KRI!
 

21 Stages of MeditationThe 21 Stages of Meditation

Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®
Defined by Yogi Bhajan and explained by Gurucharan Singh, The 21 Stages of Meditation is a key work in deepening your understanding and experience of meditation. Ranging from Upset and Boredom to Humility and Graceful Enlightenment, explore these stages and more…culminating in the pinnacle of contemplative awareness, Stage 21, The Infinite Pulse.
 

Regular Retail: $44.95
Promo: $38.20
 

Everyday ExcellenceEveryday Excellence: The Art of Success
Sadhana Singh Khalsa

Everyday Excellence gives you the tools you need to break through your existing patterns that hold you back from being successful. Yogi Bhajan’s Eight Elements of Excellence, as outlined in these pages, is your road map. Begin your journey today and every day!


Retail: $17.95
Promo: $15.26

 

Kundalini Yoga with the Master SeriesThe Kundalini Yoga with the Master DVD Series
The Kundalini Yoga with the Master DVD series is your chance to practice a demanding physical kriya with Yogi Bhajan. The new picture-in-picture guide shows the proper posture and timing while you are challenged to "Keep Up!" by the Master himself. If you haven’t yet tried incorporating DVDs into your practice or your classroom, take advantage of this month’s low prices to give it a try! Following along to Yogi Bhajan’s original teaching is such a powerful experience.
 

Volume 1: Energize Your System
Featured in Owner’s Manual for the Human Body

Among other benefits, this kriya contains exercises to:
- energize the heart chakra and stomach
- give power to the immune system
- adjust the spine
- cleanse the liver and purify the blood

Volume 2: Balance the Vayus
Featured in Owner’s Manual for the Human Body

There are five principal Vayus: Praana moving in the heart area; Udaana in the throat; Samaana in the navel region; Apaana in the pelvic floor; and Vyaana which circulates throughout the whole body. This set moves all five Vayus of the body and brings equilibrium to the glandular system.

Volume 3: For Mental Balance
Featured in Owner’s Manual for the Human Body

Concludes with Yogi Bhajan playing the gong while you nap. Yogi Bhajan said that by regularly practicing the first and second exercise in this kriya for three minutes each and then repeating frog pose 108 times you can achieve physical and mental health.

Volume 4: Optimum Health
Featured in Owner’s Manual for the Human Body

Refine your radiance with Optimum Health. This physically demanding set is balanced with great moments of relaxation including an 11 minute nap to Guru Ram Das Lullybye and a gong meditation.

Volume 5: Automatic Endurance
featured in the manual Owner's Manual for the Human Body

Let this DVD show you:
- Conscious breath for total self-purification
- The Power of baby pose
- How to develop tolerance, grit and nerves of steel

Volume 6: Wake Up the Body to Handle Stress and Strain
Featured in the manual Owner's Manual for the Human Body

This video contains ideal exercises to do in bed or just out of bed first thing in the morning!

Volume 7: Yogic Salutations
Featured in the manual Self Knowledge

This kriya incorporates a variety of salutations including:
- Narda Pranaam
- Hans Pranaam
- Guru Pranaam


Volume 8: Massage for the Lymphatic System
Featured in the manual Physical Wisdom

Stimulating eliminative movement in the lymphatic system is essential to a strong body and healthy immune system. Give your lymphatic system a massage with this original kriya taught by Yogi Bhajan!

All DVDs in this series:
Regular Retail: $19.95 per DVD
Promo: $16.96 per DVD

Or take advantage of our everyday low “set price” of $119.70 for all 8 (25% off full price).

 

Thank you for supporting KRI’s mission by purchasing directly from The Source!

 

 

 


 

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