Yoga for the Neutral Mind

This practice, a set of Kundalini Yoga exercises taught by Yogi Bhajan, is one of my all time favorites. We have three mental bodies. The NEGATIVE mind is our protector, the one always looking for danger, the one on high alert. The POSITIVE mind is our manifestor, the dreamer, the one always looking for opportunities. The NEUTRAL mind is the yogic mind, the balanced, calm, relaxed one. The one which listens to both the Negative and the Positive minds but stays calmly in the centre. Each has its time and place, but we are essentially working towards the Neutral state, welll I know I am.


This practice helps with switching into this neutral state of mind. Come and practice with us:


If you would like to know more about the Kriya (Kundalini Yoga practice) here are the 10 postures that we are going to practice:


  1. Alternate Nostril Breathing (3 minutes) — sit in a comfortable crossed legged position with a straight spine. Close the right nostril with the thumb of your right hand, inhale through the left nostril. Switch by closing the left nostril with the ring finger and exhale through the right nostril. Continue by inhaling through the right nostril, switching and exhaling through the left nostril. Continue with a calm relaxed breath, always switching before the exhalation.


2. One legged forward fold (3-3 minutes) - Stretch the left leg out in front of you with the right foot against the inner thigh. Fold forward over the left leg and begin the long slow deep breathing. Allow yourself to relax into this pose. You can listen to the Guru Ram Das mantra. After 3 minutes switch sides and repeat the same folding over the right leg.