Notes on Early Morning Sadhana – What is Sadhana?

Yoga & Kirtan - Anais StarrSo, what is Sadhana, you might be wondering.

At least one of the Kundalini Yoga classes I teach each month is an “Early Morning Sadhana.” Wikipedia explains the word Sadhana at length here – but simply put, Sadhana means PRACTICE.

From a 3HO article about The Aquarian Sadhana:

Yogi Bhajan gave us the Aquarian Sadhana in 1992 to take us through the transition into the Aquarian Age. This sadhana prepares our psyches to excel in the new environments and coming decades.

He says:

“What is sadhana?
It’s a committed prayer.
It is something which you want to do,
have to do, and which is being done by you. …

Sadhana is self-enrichment.
It is not something which is done
to please somebody or to gain something.

Sadhana is a personal process
in which you bring out your best.”

During the Aquarian Sadhana, our practice is to:

  • Chant “Japji” (Guru Nanak’s Song of the Soul) – 25 minutes
  • Practice Kundalini Yoga – 30 minutes
  • Chant The Aquarian Sadhana (live music) – 60 minutes

Why So Early?
Rise With the SunI choose the early morning hours for Sadhana because it generally is a time of profound quiet – the hours before the sun rises and all things wake up. The 2 1/2 hour time frame before sunrise is also when the sun is at a 60 degree angle to the Earth. This means the energy put into Sadhana gets maximum results. Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa devotes a chapter in her book “Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power” to Sadhana. She says this:

Before you face the world each day, before you go into your kitchen to fix breakfast, before you ride your bike to school, jog to your office, or get in your car to fight the battle of the freeways: do yourself a favor and tune up your nervous system and attune  yourself to your highest inner self.

Please join me for Early Morning Sadhana…

Yoga Heart Studio
314A Main Street
Polson, Montana
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 ~ 4:30-6:30am
No Fee / No experience necessary / Words to chants provided



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