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Kirtan Anahata Heart Chakra
18 December 2016 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kundalini Yoga Kirtan Anahata – The Heart Chakra
Every year around Christmas time, we remind ourselves how important it truly is in life to live and breathe from a place of the Heart (rather than the head).
Kundalini Yoga is a wonderful science to prepare us for living from Anahata. Yogi Bhajan talked frequently about the importance of communication coming from the heart chakra and was a shining example of unconditional universal love. In sharing Kundalini Yoga with us, he gave us the tools to find unquestioning love for ourselves, others, and the Divine.
Anahata means “unstruck” which relates to the constant rhythmic beat or vibration of the heart.
Energetically, the heart chakra is related to compassion and unconditional love. If we are fully connected and living from our 4th chakra, we treat everyone with kindness and offer forgiveness freely. Ourselves included! In this space, we find balance between our earthly desires and spiritual pursuits. We accept that all is as is should be and we see God in all. Through the heart chakra, love is our motivation and our relationships with others, nature, and ourselves are harmonious. Kundalini Yoga is an excellent way to connect to the root of the 4th chakra, self-love. The technology of the kriyas works to strip away layers of junk and debris so we can discover our inner light. Once we are full of self-love we can truly love others no matter what. If we are disconnected from the 4th chakra energy, we tend to feel alienated, lonely, and sad while questioning the existence of love. It is easy for us to be hurt, we fear rejection and are dependent on others affections. We can be cruel, critical, and passive aggressive or suffer from helper syndrome, always giving and sharing with those who do not want it. Lovingly as always, Kundalini Yoga comes to the rescue!
What is a kirtan?
Kirtan is a very different kind of music. Based on ancient chants (mantras), it has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention.
Mantras are very powerful tools. There is a vibratory frequency that corresponds to everything in the Universe. Chanting a mantra produces a specific vibratory frequency within the body.
Every time you chant a mantra, you are tapping out a particular sequence, rhythm, and position that initiates a chemical reaction in the brain and body.
Deeply meditate and be ready to get filled up with pure consciousness.
“Your heart has not to open to others. Your heart has to open to yourself.” –Yogi Bhajan