Nabhi Kriya was the first 40 days given on my Level 1 Kundalini training, the full routine actually went – read Japji Sahib in English/Gurmuki, do Nabhi Kriya then I am meditation and if there’s any more time… do the Aquarian Mantras!
I was really against Nabhi Kriya to begin with – SO much leg work! How can it be that this is our first Kriya? Anyway I grew to love it, I even missed it and dare I say it, am looking forward to when I next do it again. The reason we were given it first is it strengthens the navel point and activates the third chakra, read more and view it here.
The I am I am meditation is an interesting one too, I missed chanting in a rhythm like in previous 40 days (I even added Wahe Yantee somedays). It’s a meditation where the hand and breath move in rhythm and overall it aids in you living your whole truth and maintaining a sense of self while your awareness expands. Once again I surprised my sceptical judging mind when I realised the meditation was calming, empowering and grounding me in my day.
What I noted about and did in 40 days:
- First off I had to really get into a decipline of remembering to do warm ups before starting. To stretch, move and warm up my body after waking. I did 1-2 minutes of each, usually cat cow, spinal twists and pigeon pose.
- I found reading the Japji Sahib really started my day off beautifully and helped set a firm ground for my day.
- I noticed not eating sugar on my course days has brought that into my everyday more, through I don’t have it much anyway and if you’ve read any of my other 40 days notes you will see I just keep repeating ‘sugar is pointless’. As it can give me headaches easily, disturb my sleep and so on.
- I read A new Earth by Eckhart Tolle and it themed around yoga nicely, explaining more about the many different formations of the ego, the pain body and how being present and focusing on your breathing is powerful and life changing.
- I listened to Guru Singh on Rich Roll Podcast on the power of cultivating awareness to your highest self.
- I drank golden milk most nights – turmeric has many benefits.
- I resonated with an article about Kundalini Yoga helping with anxiety.
- I had cold showers some days (though I share a shower now so it’s not practical everyday) I read an article by Guru Jagat on people.com and started massaging the inside of my armpits with cold water each morning as it gets the spot where the three nervous systems meet and to rid toxin and stress blockages. I felt more awake and energised from doing it so I have continued on.
- I went to White Tantric for the second time, this time my partner was my friend and what she said got me thinking about how I was determined to stay up and not put my arms down at all. I was strong (though sometimes tense). I want to put that energy of determination, seeing something through, sticking to a goal, with courage and commitment, overcoming obstacles with a little more lightness with things in life that are important to me and what I want to do.
- A message on a Whatsapp group really spoke to me – Learning to accept with grace the things we cannot change.
- As the timings are changeable in this Kriya I sometimes enthusiastically write ‘I did full Nabhi and feel great!’
- I did Kriya for Self Renewal on my days off, it really does re new, if you have an hour spare, try it.
- I went to my first Kundalini class locally! It was a lovely experience and I was blissed out. The teacher spoke about numerology and the meaning of 2 0 1 7, that it is the year of all or nothing. The 1 bangs on the 0 making ripples like on a gong. I like how she structured her class and continue to yoga to classes with Holly, Yoga White. Kriyas where I shake the stress out of my body release stress and make me smile.
- I started watching monthly numerology forecasts with Kari Samuels.
- Divine timing led me to overcome a self made obstacle when I drove to pick up a new duvet cover set at a cheap price only available in a different town.
- Epsom salt baths helped sooth and relax my muscles.
- I shifted another obstacle of feeling nervous at the thought of not driving with music on, when my car stero stopped working with my iPhone, I had no choice and found driving in silence is not something to dread it’s ok!
- I had my first massage, on my back and calves and it was wonderful, another example of divine timing as I kept thinking about it and finally gave it the go ahead, since then the masseuse has moved to America.
- I noticed the sooner I am aware of the self made barriers I put up to sooner I can take them down.
- I made alter spaces in my bedroom and bought tables for an alter space in the living room which is a work in progress, at the moment it has my manuals and Japji on.
- Near the end I notice the Kriya and Meditation is developing some self trust in myself, self consistency, resilience and compassion.
Things I noticed doing Nabhi and I AM meditation 40 days:
- It was a really great Kriya for digestion and gas issues.
- It really toned my stomach, totally unplanned.
- It’s the first time I’ve done a set with music at home. I used the upbeat Mangalan Charan of Jaap Sahib for intuitive projection by Sat Kaur Khalsa (on Spotify).
- It cultivates inner and outer strength on all levels.
- I have less – none driving blocks, I just go out and drive.
- Felt more determined and opening up my choices of a new job.
- A growing sense of self trust and trust for my journey.
- A growing want to expand and find community.
A change, a shift, magic/miracle:
- Day 38: I got a feeling and spoke about looking for another job without the pressure of earning more money I’d had previously, or the worry I’d leave someone I cared for unsupported, I could do it for myself. That same day my friend passed, the sun shone brightly for the first time in ages and I sat in nature trying to comprehend what had happened. For guidance and out of curiosity I searched what a yogi’s view on grief was when I read that Nabhi Kriya helped keep the navel point strong and centred, good for times of grief.
- Day 39: A funeral for my friend, I cried all emotions sadness, frustration, relief, happiness. I found out grief is HARD, though all the journeys I drove that day were full of grace and the roads were magically clear.
- Day 40: The third solemn day, I started to smile again, I stepped into appreciation and wrote about all the things they taught me and good times they brought. I went out for tea with my dad while I got my car MOT for the first time which I was dreading, it passed and I had the right money for minor repairs.