“Your shallowness or greatness of the soul shows up in your aura.” ~ Yogi Bhajan
In the Kundalini Yoga tradition, the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human being is recognized as a chakra. Through this center of consciousness, we can easily experience realms beyond the physical body. The eighth chakra combines the effects and holds the powers of all the other energetic centers. Once we begin to integrate all our chakras, the aura fully radiates to protect and project us. Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, thoroughly works to bring balance and strength to our entire system of energetic highways as well as the aura.
The aura is a measurable field of electromagnetic energy that surrounds the body. Everyone and everything in existence has this field. From a highly attuned human aura of 9 feet, to the 1 foot aura of a small rock, to the tiny auras of atoms, everything creates an encircling energetic field. As humans, we are gifted with the ability to strengthen and fine tune our own field. We can use a variety of Kundalini Yoga techniques to easily increase the expansiveness of our eighth chakra. Our aura provides protection against disease and negative environmental influences while also projecting our true nature into the world. With a powerful eighth chakra we automatically filter negative influences and feel strong, healthy, vibrant. When the aura is weak, we seem vulnerable to everything around us like germs, attitudes, emotions and we feel sickly, shrunken, dim. Anytime feelings of disconnect surface, try a very simple Kundalini Yoga exercise to increase the auric field. Strengthen your glow and recharge your eighth chakra in four minutes. Stand with the feet shoulder width distance apart, close the eyes and focus at the ajna chakra. Inhale deeply and sweep the arms out by the sides of the body and up until the palms meet briefly overhead. Exhale powerfully and sweep the hands back down to the sides of the legs as if they were wings of a great bird. Continue this motion and breath for at least three minutes then sit silent and still for one minute to assess the aura and its vastness.
It is with the aura that we can embody the great human skill of radiance. A strong aura automatically uplifts and improves the workings of all the other chakras. It is a space of sensitivity that interweaves us with the entire universe and allows us to attract opportunities and wealth. With our eighth chakra we vibrate our highest consciousness and project our destiny. When we are in flow with our true purpose on earth, our aura is vibrant and we can affect universal forces with our mere presence. When we aren’t feeling this radiance coming from within, we can use Kundalini Yoga to increase the brightness and strength of the eighth chakra. In The Eight Human Talents, Gurmukh shares a few simple Kundalini Yoga meditations as well as a mental exercise we can use to help revitalize the aura.
“Everybody is a candle, true. But everybody is not lit.” ~Yogi Bhajan
To light your candle, glow with intense vitality, shine like the exceptional human you are and attract bountifulness into your life, try these Kundalini Yoga kriyas to strengthen the eighth chakra:
Transformation: Volume Two holds a kriya called “Gathering Energy for Creativity” which will give the ability to use anything that enters your sense of domain. For the Har Har Har Har Gobinday mantra used in this kriya, try Sada Sat Kaur’s version on Mantra Masala for a modern upbeat feel that will help the meditation fly by. For a light fun version, try Anahata Choir on Ardas Bhaee. This mantra helps fix the mind to allowing opportunities and richness to come. Be ready to attract with your effervescent aura!
Connect to your true self with the kriya “Experiencing Your Elementary Personality” from the Kundalini Yoga manual Self-Knowledge. Once you consciously link to your soul, your eighth chakra can project this truth to guide you and uplift others.
Some simply lifestyle bits that will give the aura a boost are: wearing all white; keeping hair at its natural length – not cutting hair; showering and washing hair; a daily Kundalini Yoga practice and drinking plenty of water.
Some basic Kundalini Yoga postures that can be very helpful for the eighth chakra are Triangle Pose, Archer Pose and Eagle Pose.
Chanting the protection mantra – Aad Guray Nameh, Jugaad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guru Dayvay Nameh at least three times before embarking on your daily life tasks is very powerful. You can also listen to this mantra throughout the day. There are many amazing versions of this special mantra: Nirinjan Kaur’s on Prem Siri is sweet and smoky, Deva Premal’s on Dakshina is angelic, Gurunam Singh’s on Silent Moonlight Meditation is full of emotion and quite moving, Snatam Kaur’s on Celebrate Peace is soul-stirring. Take your pick, sing along and feel expansively bright within every moment!