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Season 1 - Episode 5

Charging the Auric Field

60 min - Practice


Cast a wider energetic net and increase the healing potential of your auric field. Kara leads an energizing practice to help us expand our energy field, increasing our ability to heal ourselves and others. We start this invigorating kriya set using sound, breath, and movement to ground the energy, move into Ego Erradicator and holds in familiar poses, stoke the fire in the core, and practice a breath mediation to charge the psycho-electric field. You will feel strong, bright, and radiant.
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Satnam, everybody. Welcome. Thank you for joining me on our fourth class of sacred kundalini. Today we're going to be working on one of my favorite aspects that we work on in kundalini yoga. I love working on the subtle stuff. And granted, I also love working on the denser stuff at the lower 3 energy centers. But the subtle work is something that I get a strong energy sense about. And we're going to be working on the auric field today. So that's going to be the energy field that's around the body. And oftentimes people think that's kind of like woo woo new age science. But the reality is, is we do have an energy field around the body. It's been scientifically proven. Anything that holds a charge emits a field. Now think about all the things in our body that hold a charge. Every cell holds a charge. Positive, negative, neutral. The heart, the brain, everything in our body holds a charge. As such, our whole body is emitting a field. And that's what we're going to be working with today. We as human beings have the ability to strengthen and expand the energy field around the body. An average human being, just like any one of us, without any yogic technology put into play, has about three to nine feet extension of an energy field. When we start applying yogic technology like we do in kundalini yoga, we are able to extend that field out to about 12 feet, which is really powerful. When you can have an energy field extending out that far, just think about the amount of energy radiating out from your being into that field. So today we're going to be working with extending that field, charging that field, and learning about how it is that we can strengthen and extend the field and the things that we unknowingly do sometimes that diminish the field. Alright? Let's get started first by rubbing the hands together, stimulating 72,000 energy channels. These energy channels begin in the navel center, and they end in the hands and the feet. So for rubbing our palms together, or even if we decide to rub the soles of the feet together at any time, start to charge these energy channels. We tune in with our sacred invacational mantra, Aung Namo Guru Dev Namo. I bow to the divine teacher within. We're calling on the high self, we're calling on the spirit, the soul, that living consciousness that's deep within our being. We're connecting to that here right now. Let's take a deep breath into the nose. Sigh it out. Consider the length of your neck, the length of your spine. Allow those eyes to draw up to third eye center and gently engage your bathroom muscles. Let's tune in with the adi mantra, Aung Namo Guru Dev Namo, three times through. Let's take a deep breath in through the nose to begin. Aung Namo Guru Dev Namo. Aum Namo Guru Dev Namo. Aum Namo Guru Dev Namo.

Take a deep inhale. Suspend the breath, root lock, third eye and exhale, release. Welcome everybody. So happy you're here with me today and that you're enjoying Kundalini yoga here on Yoga Anytime. A couple indications to make you aware, we're going to be doing some pranayama today. Two types of breath work. We're going to be doing breath of fire. So those of you women who are pregnant or maybe on the first three days of your menstruation, please make sure instead of doing breath of fire, you do a longer, deeper breath. Breath of fire is a rhythmic breathing that pumps the diaphragm. We're going to be doing it through the nose today. It's going to look like this. Now I've gotten some questions from people who are, well, it's a little challenging for me. How do I get it right? The reality is just like anything else, this is a process of evolution. It's a process of creating an awareness within the diaphragm, creating rhythm in the breath. And so I encourage you if it's challenging at the beginning, slow it down. I want you to create a little more intelligence in the belly and in the breath. You can start to pick up the pace. The other breath that we're going to be doing is a citale pranayama. And this involves the rolling of the tongue. We're going to roll the tongue into a little taco shape. Inhale through that rolled tongue. And then exhale through the nose. Now some people are created in such a way that the tongue is attached that doesn't allow them to roll the tongue in that way. That's okay. If you cannot roll the tongue and breath through that rolled tongue like we would in citale, you can do an alternative breath, which would be called the snake breath, which is through the teeth. Okay, so you'd inhale through the teeth and exhale through the nose if you cannot do the citale breath because of any restriction with the tongue, okay? All right. Now let's start with some Sufi circles. I'd like you to take the hands on the shins. We're going to warm up the spine. And while we're doing Sufi circles, I'd like you to close your eyes and start breathing consciously, breathing with awareness. So as you roll forward in the Sufi circles, I'd like you to inhale. As you roll back, I'd like you to exhale. And we practice with the eyes closed a lot in Kundalini yoga. This allows us to minimize some of the outside distractions and really turn inward to gain a deeper awareness and intelligence of the functioning and the reality of our inner being. Inhaling forward and exhaling back. And as we do this, we're going to talk a little bit about the auric field. Okay, so just enjoy the ride with these Sufi circles. And some of the ways that we can extend the auric field when we're practicing Kundalini yoga, charge and strengthen that auric field, involve any pranayama exercises, right? We're going to do a lot of those today. Also wearing white. You see a lot of Kundalini yogis wearing white, natural fabric. And the reason this is is the white reflects all the spectrums of light back into the energy field. So white, wearing white, natural fabric helps strengthen and charge that auric field. Let's go for four more in this direction. One, two, three, and four. Let's hold center and reverse the direction. Another thing, which I love doing, but it took me a while to get into loving this is taking cold showers, taking a nice cold shower, massaging your body while you're in the cold shower, breathing consciously, really helps charge the energy field, creates circulation, eating clean organic foods, right? Getting a good amount of sleep, all these things that are just general observances of health really help us charge the energy field. And there are things that we can do that diminish the energy field. Drinking alcohol, drugs, foods with a lot of preservatives or unnatural foods that have a lot of additives that can diminish the field. Okay. And then when you think about the hygiene, not only of the physical body, but the mental, emotional, and energetic bodies, maintaining strong hygiene in all of those aspects helps strengthen and charge the field. So if you are not managing, not maintaining that, I can diminish your field. Let's go for four more in this direction.

One, two, three, and four. Let's come center and spinal flex. Inhale forward, arch the back, exhale round and tuck. Eyes are drawn up strong to third eye center, directing the flow of energy. And please keep a gentle restriction or lock at the bathroom area, bathroom muscles, root lock. Really lean into this. Think of this as kind of the opening ceremony for the Kundalini Yoga class today. Let's go for four, three, two, and one. Inhale, lift, exhale. Exhales come onto the shoulders. Shoulders are down away from the ears. And we're going to twist. Inhaling, twist to the left. Exhaling, twist to the right. This is a wonderful exercise to keep that spine nice and healthy, wring out the low body organs, and draw that energy up into the heart chakra. So keep that breath nice and strong. Here we go. Eyes are at third eye center, stimulating glands in the brain. Now keep with this twisting. Lift the hands off the shoulders, index finger and thumb join into Gyan Mudra. And lift those arms up 60 degrees. Inhaling left, exhaling right. Let's go for four, three, two, and one. Inhale, center and exhale. Let's sweep through the auric field. Auric sweeps. We do these every time we practice together, right, to get that lateral flexion in the spine. I'd like you to really focus on charging the energy in the center palm of the hands, and feeling those fingers energized. Get some energy into the hands here as we sweep through the energy field. Just because we cannot see it does not mean it's not real. It does not mean it's not there. It's just subtler, right? But these subtleties of energy, these subtleties of mind and emotion, energy, they affect us in a very large and powerful way. So when we start to invite subtlety back into our lives, we really start to create a more holistic awareness within our life, within our being. Let's go for four, three, two, and one. Inhale, arms rise high. Exhale, hinge and bow forward, stretching through the low back. Inhale, lift through the head, and let's roll over onto tabletop. We're going to finalize this warm-up with hands under the shoulders, knees under the hips, cacao, okay? Eyes to the elbows turned forward, shoulders plugged back. Here we go. Inhale, chin and tail. Exhale, round tuck and dome. Powerful breath. Think of this as cleansing and purifying, evolving practice. Let's go for four, three, two, and one. Inhale, chin and tail rise. Suspend the breath. Exhale. Please come seated back to the heels, forearms to the ground, and gently put the third eye center to the floor, and connect into that living consciousness. If these are just words to you, consider diving deeper into the vibration of that, into tapping into the living essence of yourself, connecting to the third eye, connecting to the breath, and recognizing you're alive right now. We forget this. It's really interesting how we forget this. All right, let's rise up. I'm getting ready for a practice. A couple of things I'd like to say about the auric field before we get going is that everyone, obviously, has an auric field, but everyone also has a connection to their auric field, whether they realize it or not. When you walk into a room and you sense a welcoming energy, or you're in company with a person that really is just, you really enjoy that person, they make you feel good being in their company, you're experiencing their aura, and vice versa. When you walk into a room and you feel maybe something's up, or there's a little bit of danger, or there's a damp, dark, sad energy, we all feel this. We can walk into a room and be like, there's some weird mojo in here. That is tapping into the energy that the living beings are bringing into the room. That can be a dog too. You can walk into a room and be like, I don't know about this dog. That is the energy field that we tap into. We're all experiencing it.

This is a way we all communicate. Most times, for most people, it's unconscious. When we start practicing kundalini yoga, we become conscious of this energy field. It starts to become one of the tools we use for communication. It's very powerful. All right, let's get started with our practice. The first part of the Kriya actually has us back into Sufi circles, which I'm sure you don't mind, because they're so amazing. I'd ask you to really think about leaning into these, letting them feel very sensual, letting them feel like you're a human butter turn. Inhaling forward, exhaling back, and making dramatic opening through the heart and rounding through the back. Eyes are a third eye center. Think of this as a massage for the internal organs, getting the shoulders and the neck involved. Connecting to the earth. These Sufi circles are so grounding, so stabilizing. I believe this is one of the reasons why this is why we begin the Kriya with Sufi circles. We want to first ground our energy before we expand that field. Feel yourself really grounding to the earth, connecting to the breath. Let's go for four in this direction.

Three, two, and one. Hold center and reverse. Beautiful, earthy, grounding Sufi circles. Take your corkscrewing yourself into the earth. Let's go for four. Three, two, and one. Inhale, hold center. Suspend the breath, root lock, third eye. When I ask you to suspend the breath, hold that breath with gentleness, not with anxiety, not with fear, not with gripping, just hold it like a container. In an exhale. Arms come up 60 degrees. This placement of the arms has purpose. This angular positioning of the arms has purpose not only for the energy field, but it's also putting a little bit of pressure on the lymph nodes in the underarms and the breasts that produce a detoxification that help move lymph through the body. This is cleansing, detoxifying, and very powerful for the energy field around the body. My fingers are pulled in toward the palms. My thumbs are reaching strong and energized toward each other, almost as if there's like an energy line connecting the two of them. I'm going to begin a breath of fire. Powerful breath of fire, eyes at the third eye center, and this breath of fire is rhythmic and sustainable. Go to pace that works for you. Shoulders down away from the ears. Here we go. You're hearing my pace, which is kind of at a nice clip. You can also slow it down.

Do what works for you. There's going to be a point where you're doing this where it may start to feel a little challenging, a little bit provocative to the energy system in the shoulders. I encourage you to lean into that. This is how we change our vibrational frequency and clear energy blocks. Lean into a little discomfort here. Keeping those eyes at third eye center, pumping the belly, keeping those arms strong and extended like antennas. You may be reaching a point of discomfort, I encourage you. Lean into it as long as you're not in pain. Last 30 seconds. Stay with me. Now inhale. Suspend the breath. Root lock, third eye. Join those thumb tips to touch. Reach the fingers. Keep the breath held. Stretch and reach. Keep the posture. Exhale. Inhale.

Suspend. Engage. And exhale. Hands come down through the energy field. Palms face up on the knees. And just rest for a moment. We call that exercise ego eradicator. And I like to explain that we're not seeking to eradicate the ego, even though the name of it is such. We're seeking to bring the ego in balance under the high self. The ego can be serviceable to us in the material world when it's under the guidance of the soul, when it's under the guidance of the high self, when the ego is under the guidance of our craving, our resistance, our fear, it can be quite maladaptive. So ego eradicator brings the ego under the management of the high self. All right, blink the eyes open. I'd like you guys to roll over onto the hands and knees tabletop, and we're going to come into a downward dog, okay? Kundalini yoga, they call this triangle pose, although in other forms of yoga we know triangle pose to be something completely different. So let's just call it downward dog for the sake of relatability through various styles of yoga. And I'd like you to please really turn the eyes of the elbows up toward the sky, rotate the shoulders and the sockets of the triceps are turning toward one another, give that head a little shake, draw the navel into the spine, maybe pedal and wag through the feet and the tail to open up through the back of the legs. And we're going to hold this posture with the eyes strong at third eye center with some long deep breathing here. This posture in Kundalini yoga, when we do downward dog in Kundalini yoga, it's a balancer of pranic and aponic energy and it helps us charge the energy field and also promote digestion and elimination. Let's take some long deep breaths here with the eyes at third eye. Thinking of yourself as a nice geometric shape, very angular, lines are nice and direct. And maybe allow this breath to be an Ujjayi breath, kind of a nice rolling sound in the back of the throat. Letting that head feel nice and relaxed like a ripe piece of fruit hanging off a tree. Let's go for four more deep breaths here. Being aware of the energy field around the body. Last time. Exhale. And I'd like you to gently walk the feet in towards the hands. I'm going to turn forward facing and widen my stance, turning my toes out and come up into a goddess pose. So in this nice horse stance posture, this is going to be a posture that works to really help us get rid of some of these energy blocks and charge this field. So it's going to be a visceral posture, but I want you to be calm and long in the breath. Those are turned out, tails turned down. Sit through those hips, okay? Long in the spine.

We're going to do some long deep breathing here. Sink down as deep as you can, feeling the engagement in the legs. Bathroom muscles are engaged, eyes are at third eye center. Here we go. Maybe put a little smile on your face to soften the perspective. And you're lying it in the legs, no doubt. Carry that over into the energy field. Distribute that sensation into the energy field. Let's go for four. Last time. Now reach the arms up. Extend through the legs. Hands come down. Let's come down into a seated cross leg position, please. Now I know many of you have been enjoying the chanting, so this one's for you. We're going to chant some long vibrational expressions of the sound sat nam. Sat, meaning truth. The highest reality. Nam, meaning name or my identity. So I am living in the highest truth. I am living my truth. Truth is my name. Think of whatever appeals most to you in those sort of symbolisms that I just gave out, symbolic understandings of that translation. And I want you to radiate that energy into the field. We're going to do a long sat and a shorter nam. Hands are going to be at the heart center. Thumbs into the sternum. And we're going to take a nice full breath in between each expression of the mantra. So take a listen to me and then join in when you feel ready. All right. Eyes are at third eye center. Take a deep breath in through the nose to begin. Sat nam. Sat nam. Sat nam. Sat nam. Sat nam. Sat nam. Sat nam. Sat nam., Sat nam.. Sat nam. Sat saat nam, saat nam, saat nam. Project that sound, saat nam, saat nam, saat nam, saat nam. saat nam, saat nam, saat nam, saat nam.

Let's go for four more. saat nam, saat nam, saat nam, saat nam. Last time. saat nam. Take a deep inhale.

Suspend the breath. And relax. Just sit here for a moment. I'd like you to visualize the energy field around your body. Bright, expansive, eyes are closed and you're just taking a look through your awareness, through your intuitive sense, excuse me, of the energy around your body.

Bringing strength, expansion, and blink your eyes open. We're going to come to lay on the belly. Of course I start coughing, right? During class. Now, I'd like you to come down onto a sphinx pose.

Tops of the feet are pressed down onto the mat. Tail is down toward the heels. And there's two options. I'm showing you right now the modification, which is in sphinx pose. The full expression of the posture is in an upward dog, gentle in the low back, soft in the glutes.

And we're going to be doing that citale pranayama I was explaining to you earlier. So we take that rolled tongue, inhale through the rolled tongue, exhale through the nose. If your tongue does not roll like that, instead do snake's breath, which is close through the teeth, pull the lips back, inhale through the teeth, exhale through the nose, okay? So if you'd like modification, please come into sphinx pose. If you'd like a fuller expression, please come into upward dog.

Here we go. Keep those eyes at third eye, let it be very calm, cool and relaxing. Let's take four more. Suspend the breath, and everyone, please press back. Slice to the heels, child's pose for a moment, counter pose for the low back.

Take a few breaths through the nose, eyes at third eye. Please rise up, extend the legs out in front of you. We have two more parts to this creoset. We're going to come laying down onto the back, and we are going to do a breath of fire as we pissed in the legs. Okay, so my hands are going to be down onto the ground.

If you have a tender low back, you can feel free to slide those hands under the low back, otherwise palms are on the ground. And my legs are going to come in and out as I do a rhythmic breath of fire with my belly through the nose. Okay, so it's going to look like this. Eyes are closed, drawn up to third eye center, join in with me. This activity in and of itself just feels like it would be charging the field.

It feels like it would be charging the energy of the body and thus extend out into the field around the body. So really derive all you can, derive all of that energy you can from this posture, from this part of the crea. Last 30 seconds. Stay with me. Maybe pick it up.

Last 10. Now inhale. Wrap the forms around the shins, tuck the nose to the knees. And release. Good job.

Just rest for a moment. Relax. Maybe put your hands on the navel. If you can feel your pulse in the navel, that's always a good sign that you've done well by resetting the navel point energy. And let's rock it up.

Hands come under the hinges of the knees. Let's rock up seated cross leg position for the cherry on top of the practice today. So I wanted to finish this crea off with a supercharging meditation that you can do on your own at any point in time that you really want to charge that field. This is a meditation, a breath meditation that charges the psycho-electromagnetic field around the body. Really powerful.

So if you really want to shine, give this three minutes, it'll be great. So we're going to close the crea, taking your hands into kind of like eagle talons, really intensify the hands, creating kind of like claws. I want your shoulders soft, I want your elbows soft. And I would like you to think about moving your arms up and crossing the wrists and then bringing them right back down. Up, crossing the wrists the other way and bringing it right back down and doing that in alignment with a breath of fire, okay?

Eyes are at third eye center. Here we go. Keep those hands nice and clawed, right? Strong fingers, strong hands, soft in the shoulders and elbows and charge the field. Keep that breath moving.

Let's really intensify this energy around the body and charge it nice, strong and bright. Here we go. Again, if it gets uncomfortable, consider that you want to move through that discomfort. See if you can get to the other side of it where there's just expansion. You're going to feel the contraction before you feel the expansion, right?

Keeping those eyes at third eye center, affecting the glands in the brain. Manage your pace in a way that works for you. Working with it, guys. We've got one more minute. One more minute, okay?

Last 10. And inhale, hold those hands over the head. Suspend the breath, root lock, third eye. And exhale. Exhales come down, gián mudra, index finger, thumb.

Sit in awareness of the energy field around the body. The energy field around the body is an energetic blueprint of our inner being. Our mind, our health, our actions. Everything is imprinted into this field. Exhaling that field 12 feet all around you, very bright, very strong, a radiating globe of light around the body.

When you're ready, please come laying down onto the back. Even thighs turn out naturally, palms face up next to the hips. Please take those shoulders down away from the ears. Jaw softens, tongue relaxes in the mouth. Ears fall back.

Eyes sink back. Please have a gentle awareness, the crown of your head. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale.

Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale.

Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale.

Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale.

Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale.

Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale.

Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale. Exhale.

Exhale. Exhale. Draw your knees into your chest. Wrap your forearms around your shins and rock from side to side. Maybe take a little cat stretch.

One side to the other. When you're ready, please come rolling onto one side into fetal position. While you're down there, take a full breath in through the nose. Sigh it out. Sigh.

Using the top hand to press yourself up seated. Cross-leg position. One of the beautiful things about Kundalini Yoga I have seen through students, I've seen through friends, and I have experienced my own self, is that it is a profoundly healing practice of yoga. I found myself healing in ways I didn't even know I needed healing until I healed, if that makes any sense to you. When we're practicing this style of yoga, when we're practicing this technology, you come to be a healing presence.

When you start to heal in so many different aspects, energetically, physically, emotionally, spiritually, the vibration that you hold and the energy that you cast into your field actually serves as a healing presence for others. Take that with you. Understand that the energy that we're endeavoring to charge here today is also serving not only to benefit us, but to benefit those with whom we keep company. That's what this technology is all about, healing the self so then we can expand and bring healing into the world, into our communities, into our families. Let's close out with our sacred blessing. Let's sing, we have a little bit of time, let's sing the long time sun three times through and then we close out with three rounds of the mantra satnam declaring truth is our identity.

Let's take a deep breath in through the nose, hands at the heart center. May the long time sunshine shine upon you, all love surround you and a pure light within you, guide your way on. May the long time sunshine upon you, all love surround you and a pure light within you, guide your way on. May the long time sunshine upon you, all love surround you and a pure light within you, guide your way on. Guide your way on.

Guide your way on. Satnam Satnam Satnam Satnam Satnam Satnam Satnam Take a deep breath in through the nose, suspend it, bringing folded hands to third eye center, blessing that you'll be guided by intuition. Bowing forward, satnam namaste Thank you, everybody.


Joseph H
4 people like this.
Another great hour. Thank you Kara. I want to learn everything
Diane C
3 people like this.
Thank you Kara. Lovely class. I felt a wonderful release in my solar plexus during the sound healing. Just lovely. 
Kara L
Joseph H  thanks for your message! I’m so glad it resonates with you and that you’re excited for more classes 🙏
Kara L
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Diane C  I love it when that happens! Sound instruments are a powerful tool in Kundalini Yoga 🙏
2 people like this.
Lovely class. Thanks.
Kara L
Thanks AnaSofia  I’m glad you enjoyed it!!
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thank you for the class, and especially the sound healing. i went into a meditative state, i could hear you asking us to get come back, and i continued to lay there. it felt nice.  i had a question regarding the fire breath, if we are in the first three days of our cycle, you mentioned it should be long breaths, is it the same nose and belly, but longer breath? or is it a long inhale and then exhale through the nose?

Kara L
Sue L Hi and Sat Nam! I'm so happy you felt transported with the sound bowls-They are magical tools! Breath of fire stimulates our Apanic ( eliminating energy ) through not only the rhythm of inhale & exhale, but also through the diaphragmatic pulsation, therefore I'd recommend keeping is slow and long so as not to offset the balance of pranic & apanic energy that is in place while menstruating.  That said,  we are tapping into our innate internal wisdom here in Kundalini Yoga, so feel free to trust your intuition of it is encouraging you to keep the rhythm but slowing it down.  
Nanci S
2 people like this.
Wow that was amazing. Thank you
Kara L
Nanci S so happy you enjoyed it! 
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