It is a series of spiritual practices done during the Amrit Vela, the 2 1/2 hours before the rise of the sun, given by Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga. It operates under the principle of karma. Whatever you give comes back tenfold, so with 2 1/2 hours given to the Divine, then your entire day is covered with blessings. It is called the “Aquarian” sadhana because it was meant to carry humanity through the current age we find ourselves in, the Aquarian Age, astrologically speaking.
It is divided into three parts: recitation of a Sikh prayer (Japji), a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian mantras. The Aquarian Sadhana can be done individually, but it is often practiced in a group for additional energetic benefits. The group multiplies these benefits enormously.
Kundalini yoga kriya and relaxation (1 hour)
Chanting Aquarian sadhana mantras (62 mins)
Long Ek Ong Kars – 7 mins
Wah Yantee – 7 mins
Mul mantra – 7 mins
Sat siri siri akaal – 7 mins
Rakhe rakhanhaar – 7 mins
Waheguru wahe Jio – 22 mins
Guru Ram Das Chant – 5 mins
There’s a tremendous sweetness in the practice, practising with so many people at the festival uplifts in such a great amount, it synchronises the whole group to a higher frequency and therefore it is a profoundly transformational tool.
Japji Sahib is the first composition of Guru Nanak, and is considered the comprehensive essence of Sikhism.
Expansion and elaboration of Japji Sahib is the entire Guru Granth Sahib. It is first Bani in Nitnem.
Japji Sahib consists of 1 mool mantra in the beginning followed by 38 Pauris (Stanzas) and then 1 shlok at the end. This small yet precise writing from Guru Nanak Dev is complete in itself to let the seeker immerse in love with God and awaken the state of purity within.
Kundalini Yoga Kriya
Its a yoga practise set, including various positions, often with a specific mudra, mantra or breath pattern.
The traditional Aquarian Sadhana includes 62 minutes of chanting mantras
Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri wahe Guru
Waah Yantee, Kaar Yantee, Jag Doot Patee, Aadak It Waahaa,
Brahmaadeh, Traysha Guroo, It Wha-hay Guroo
Ek Ong Kaar, Sat Naam, Kartaa Purkh Nirbho, Nirvair, Akaal Moorat, Ajoonee, Saibung, Gur Prasaad, Jap! Aad Such, Jugaad Such, Hai Bhee Such, Naanak Hosee Bhee Such
Sat Siree, Siree Akaal, Siree Akaal, Mahaa Akaal Mahaa Akaal, Sat Naam, Akaal Moorat, Wha-hay Guroo
Rakhay Rakhanhaar Aap Ubaariun , Gur Kee Pairee Paa-eh Kaaj Savaariun
Hoaa Aap Dayaal Manho Na Visaariun, Saadh Janaa Kai Sung Bhavjal Taariun
Saakat Nindak Dusht Khin Maa-eh Bidaariun, Tis Saahib Kee Taayk Naanak Manai Maa-eh
Jis Simrat Sukh Ho-eh Saglay Dookh Jaa-e
Wha-hay Guroo, Wha-hay Guroo, Wha-hay Guroo, Wha-hay Jeeo
Guroo Guroo Wha-hay Guroo Guroo Raam Das Guroo
A Daily Practice
Sadhana means discipline. Among yogis, it is used to mean daily practice. In many spiritual paths the importance of having a daily practice is emphasised – it is needed for the continuous cleansing of the subconscious, and also to establish a relationship to your soul.
Sadhana can mean whatever yoga practice you do daily; it is also used in the context of Aquarian Sadhana. Yogi Bhajan recommended to his students that the best practice is group practice, and introduced the idea of a 2 ½ hour sadhana in the early hours of the morning – ideally starting 2 ½ hours before the sunrise. This length of time means that you are dedicating one tenth of each day to God.
Whether you are able to find 2 ½ hours to practice, or just 11 mins to meditate, you will find that a regular, daily practice has a deep and transformative effect on your life. Start with doing what you can, and build your practice with time.
Effects of Difference Lenghts of Meditation
the blood circulation starts to be affected.
The glandular system and nerves start changing.
The 3 minds get balanced (positive, neutral, negative)
Cells and the mind projection are affected
The brain’s grey matter changes
2 ½ hours:
Holds the new pattern in the subconscious mind by the surrounding universal mind.
Effects of Difference Lenghts of Practice
The habit changes.
The new habit is confirmed.
The new habit is you.
The new habit is mastered.
Why So Early?
The early hours of the morning, between 3am and 7am (depending on the time of sunrise) are considered the best time to meditate and connect to you in you. It is known as the Amrit vela. At this time, the world is quiet, there is little other demand on your time, your mind is more quiet than usual, there is a heightened sensitivity, and the veil between the material and spiritual worlds is at its most transparent. It is also the moment when the angle formed by the Earth with the Sun presents the optimal conditions of receptivity at the level of the subtle fields.
Why Practice in a Group?
When we practice in a group, our auras merge together to form a group aura. This has the impact that each person in the group balances out each other. The more people there are, the greater the effect.
Throughout Sikh sacred writings, it is said that the ‘company of saints’ will carry us across the world ocean. On this journey through Maya, we cannot make it alone. Saints are not just people who died a hundred years ago, there is a potential saint in each of us, and when is it expressed more than when we wake up early to connect with God in us?
WHAT IS AQUARIAN SADHANA? This is a particular format to prepare us for the transition to the Aquarian Age.
We have been practising this since 21 June, 1992. and even though the Aquarian Age began on 11 November, 2011, we are still in a transitional period (Yogi Bhajan called this the ‘grey period’, which he said would continue for 37 years),