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Kundalini Workshop for the Immune System

Teacher: Bryan Dewey (

Opening Mantra (Adi Mantra):
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (chant 3x) = I call upon the divine wisdom within
Mangala Charan Mantra for Protection (Aad Guray Nameh) (chant 3x):
Aad Guray Nameh,
Jugaad Guray Nameh,
Sat Guray Nameh,
Siri Guru Dayvay Nameh

= I bow to the primal wisdom,

I bow to the wisdom through the ages,
I bow to the true wisdom,
I bow to the Great transparent
wisdom within

Closing Song:
May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on
(Sung 2x)
Sat Nam = Truth is my identity.
This mantra is used as a greeting and a closing/goodbye amongst Kundalini Yogis. It is akin to
Namaste as its translation as a greeting or goodbye is I recognize that truth is your identity
Sa Ta Na Ma =Infinity, life, death, rebirth
Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung = Sun; Moon; Earth; Impersonal Infinity; Totality of Infinity (Sa
Say); Personal sense of merger and infinity; The infinite, vibrating, and real
Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru:
Dhan dhan raam daas gur jin siri-aa tinai savaari-aa
Pooree hoee karaamaat aap sirajanhaarai dhaari-aa
Sikhee atai sangatee paarbrahm kar namasakaari-aa
Atal athaa-o atol too tayraa ant na paaraavaari-aa
Jinee too sayvi-aa bhaa-o kar say tudh paar utaari-aa
Lab lobh kaam krodh mo maar kadhay tudh saparvaari-aa
Dhan so tayraa thaan hai sach tayraa paisakaari-aa
Naanak too lehanaa toohai gur amar too veechaari-aa
Gur dithaa taa man saadhaari-aa
Blessed, blessed is Guru Ram Das; the One who created You has also exalted You.
Perfect is Your miracle; the Creator has installed You on a throne.
Sikhs as well as all Conscious people recognize You because you manifest the Creator.

You are unchanging, unfathomable and immeasurable; You have no end or limitation.
You are unchanging, unfathomable and immeasurable;
Those who serve You with love are carried across the sea of existence.
The five obstacles of lust, anger, greed, pride and attachment:
You have beaten them and driven them out.
Blessed is Your realm, and True is Your magnificent glory.
You are Nanak, You are Angad, and You are Amar Daas;
When I recognize You, my soul is comforted.
Yogi Bhajan quotes:
"Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite with Infinity and it's the art to experience
Infinity in the finite..."
"What is the Kundalini? The creative potential of the man."
"The true test of whether kundalini has been raised is in the consistent character and noble
behavior of an individual."
That is the best vitamin; that is the best health capsule you can ever takeyour own breath of
If your breath is very deep in the lungs, it will give you a good red blood. Good red blood, with
the oxygen, is quite sufficiently empowered to take away impurities. When the lungs start
clearing the blood, then the liver, spleen, and kidneys have much less work to do.
The Immune System is the part of our bodies that is our first defense against diseases, chemicals,
microorganisms, and cancer. It consists of our bone marrow, our spleen, our glands and
lymphatic system, and our white blood cells (also called leukocytes).
The spleen is on the left side of the body below the diaphragm, and it is responsible for purifying
the blood by removing damaged and old red and white blood cells.
The Thymus gland, located near the heart and below the sternum, helps to mature white blood
cells and support the immune system in fighting illness.
The adrenal glands, thymus gland, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland all produce vital hormones
for the immune system, but mental or emotional stress can affect this hormonal balance and
weaken the immune system.
Suggested foods and nutrients to improve the immune system and the glands:
Trinity roots: Garlic, onions, ginger; yellow vegetables, bananas, honey, sunflower seeds, yogurt,
okra, citrus fruit, buckwheat, olives, cabbage, vitamins C, D, F, B complex, iron, copper, and
manganese, herbal teas, turmeric.

Foods to avoid: sugar, alcohol, caffeine

How Yoga helps:
Yoga has a powerful cleansing effect, and stimulates blood circulation as well as massages the
internal organs.
Sound and rhythm stimulate the hypothalamus and have a powerful effect on the immune system
(even just listening to soothing music, as well as kirtan music, can have a positive effect).
Kundalini yoga, in particular, places added emphasis on the pituitary gland, which is known as
the master gland, and can help greater awareness of the entire body and through this, greater
mental control of the various systems of the body. This is one of many reasons why Kundalini
Yoga is known as the Yoga of awareness.
Suggested Kundalini Yoga Exercises:
Immune Strengthening Workout (Inner Workout, p. 41;
Strengthening the Immune System I+II (Physical Wisdom, p. 4+5;
I =
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II =
Strengthening the Immune System for Women (
Kriya for Disease Resistance (
Exercise Set for the Lymph System (Kundalini Yoga for Youth and Joy, p. 18,
All pranayam (breath exercises)
For the spleen: sitting in rock pose, with hands on thighs, and pumping the stomach with exhale
held out
For the thymus gland: Bear grip, thumping on the chest
Class lineup:
1) Introductory Talk and Tuning in with the Adi Mantra
2) Boost Your Immune System pranayama (
3) The Inner Sun Immune System Booster (
4) Kriya for Disease Resistance
5) Strenghtening the Immune System I
6) Sitali Kriya (
7) Ra Ma Da Sa Healing Meditation (
8) Closing song (Long Time Sun)
9) Long Sat Nam