The Aquarian Sadhana
- "Getting up for sadhana in the morning is a totally selfish act- for personal strength, for personal intuition, for personal sharpness, for personal discipline, and overall for absolute personal prosperity." --Yogi Bhajan
Source: The Aquarian Teacher: KRI International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 by Yogi Bhajan, PhD, Master of Kundalini Yoga, 2005...
Sadhana begins at 4:30 AM and ends no later than 7:00 AM. Some stay afterwards to enjoy a nice breakfast together, chat and even take a brief catnap!
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Done regularly, it is expansive, elevating and life changing.
While sadhana can be done individually, practicing sadhana as a group develops group consciousness as well as compounds the elevating effects out to the community at large. By the end of morning sadhana, when everyone's energy has intermingled and merged, it is much easier to communicate and be on the same wave length.
The difference between Aquarian Sadhana and a Kundalini Yoga class
In a Kundalini Yoga class, the teacher teaches the students. She sits in front of class, explains each exercise, and observes the students, making sure that they are doing the exercises correctly. The teacher holds the space for the class and brings the experience to the students. A class is typically 45 to 90 minutes in duration.
During the Aquarian Sadhana, the leader leads rather than teaches; she participates in the practice with everyone else. The leader essentially holds the space, calls out the exercises with minimal instruction and keeps the time. It begins at 4:30 am and lasts between 2 to 2.5 hours.
While a kundalini yoga class typically consists of yoga kriyas (exercises) and a short meditation, sadhana consists of 18-20 minutes of Japji (a meditative prayer done in chant), 20-45 minutes of kriya, and 62 minutes of chanting meditation (called Aquarian Sadhana Mantras).
There is a defined fee for class.
Sadhana is pay-what-you-want.