Yogic Lifestyle

Words from Yogic Bhajan

May your way always be comfortable. May the wind of happiness be behind you. May you understand the strength of your own soul. May you always be bountiful to help anybody who seeks elevation. May the hand of Nanak protect you. May the power of Guru Ram Das always heal you. May this planet Earth be awakened to its dignity by your higher consciousness and grace. With this prayer, let every beat of my heart be with you and bless you forever and ever. Sat Nam, ~Yogi Bhajan

Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age

Sutras are are words to live by. The yoga sutras of Patanjali have sustained the world over thousands of years in their perfect wisdom. Astrologers have determined that every two thousand years, time moves us backward through the astrological signs, into a new age. We have now moved from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius. Each age has it’s own theme, its own axiom. Yogi Bhajan gave us Five Sutras to take us through the Aquarian Age:

  • Understand through compassion, otherwise, you will misunderstand the times.
  • Recognize the other person is you.
  • When the time is on you, start and the pressure will be off.
  • here’s a way through every block.
  • Vibrate the cosmos and the cosmos shall clear the path.
Here is a link to Gurmukh explaining the Sutras in the Global Village: Gurmukh Explains the Aquarian Sutras

Request a Spiritual Name

A spiritual name is a vibration and a tool that helps to elevate your energy through the power of the sound current and through its divine meaning. It is your spiritual or soul identity. It challenges you to live in your highest consciousness and helps you progress towards your ultimate destination. Making the choice to receive a spiritual name is taking a step toward leaving old patterns behind and connecting with your infinite self.

Here is the link to request your spiritual name: Request a Spiritual Name

Tantric Numerology

Numerology is an ancient science that has recently come to the United States in its original form. It was taught to Gurmukh by Yogi Bhajan, a master of Kundalini Yoga and meditation. Numerology is not an answer to all questions, nor a panacea or philosophy. It is simply a useful tool for understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses, and for working on the weaknesses and utilizing the strengths more effectively. This system of numerology is based upon the total being: mental, physical, and spiritual. Although it is not generally understood in Western society, we actually have ten bodies not one. The physical body we are familiar with is the fifth body out of the ten. "Tantric" means the intersection of the warp and the woof. It is the cross point of the diagonal energy between the negative and positive polarities. The earliest form of tantric practice is what we know today as "white tantric". White tantric refers to the pure meditative experience of these intersecting energies. It is performed in a group under the guidance of the Mahan Tantric and it allows us to raise our frequency much more quickly than by meditating alone. Three minutes in the blue aura produced by a white tantric meditation is equal to 90 years of meditating alone. With reference to the numerology, Tantric Numerology is also known as Akhara Numerology. It was taught by the Mahan Tantric in ancient times and was taught to us by Yogi Bhajan. Hope this sheds some light on the matter.

Here is the link to request a tantric numerology reading: Free Tantric Numerology Reading


Mung Beans and rice

Mung beans are high in natural vegetable protein, rich in important minerals, and very easy to digest. They are an excellent staple that you can use as a healing mono diet or fall back on when you need to regain balance in your life. With the addition of brown basmati rice, steamed vegetables, garlic, onion, ginger, and turmeric, along with a dollop of low-fat yogurt, you have a very nutritious and filling meal. This recipe is very good for anyone who is recovering from an illness, someone who is fatigued, and for people with digestive problems. It is also good for general cleansing-detox at the change of season.

Ingredients (Makes 8 Servings)
  • 1 cup mung beans
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 6-7 cups chopped assorted vegetables (carrots, celery, zucchini, broccoli, etc.)
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 ginger root, minced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 heaping teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Seeds of 5 cardamom pods
  • 1-2 tablespoon Sea salt.

Wash beans and rinse at least 3 times. Look carefully for any little rocks, and take out. Clean and cut vegetables. Heat oil in large frying pan. Add onions, ginger, and garlic, spices and salt. Saute over medium-high flame until brown. Add this mixture to the pot with beans and water.

Add all ingredients BUT RICE and let boil over medium-high flame. When the beans have boiled into a gravy looking liquid, about 60 to 90 minutes, add rice, lower heat to simmer, and let cook for another 20 minutes.

Yogi Tea Recipe

  • 3 1/2 gallon water
  • 1/2 cup cardamom pods
  • 1/3 cup whole cloves
  • 1/2 lb. ginger root, thinly sliced
  • 15 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 1 gallon milk
  • 135 black peppercorns

Bring water to boil in a 5 gallon pot. Add cloves and let dance for 1-2 minutes. Add cardamom, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Cover and simmer for at least 45 minutes. Add black tea and milk. Bring to boiling point and immediately remove from heat. Allow to stand, un-strained, until almost time to serve (this will increase potency of tea and most spices will settle to the bottom). Sweeten with honey or maple syrup if desired.