Spirit Voyage’s 40 Day Global Sadhana Challenge: Kirtan Kriya Begins

The third Spirit Voyage 40 Day Global Sadhana begins today (1/11/11) as yogis all over the world commit to 40 days of Kirtan Kriya.  That we have nearly 200 people signed up (and counting) to set aside 31 minutes of their day is a sign of the times, I believe.  Consciousness is becoming….conscious.  Humans are waking up. People are committing to the health and well-being of their spirits in startling numbers.  The time is now.  And there is no meditation for the times like Kirtan Kriya.

Yogi Bhajan said that if all his teachings were lost, if we had Kirtan Kriya we could successfully make it through the Aquarian Age.  That is no small compliment he paid to the power of this meditation.  It balances our electromagnetic field and adjusts our aura, boosts our clarity and intutition, and brings about a sense of union with the Infinite.  For beginning 2011 ( a 4 year in numerology), Kirtan Kriya is perfect because it brings out an opening of the heart (4th chakra) and a strengthening of the neutral mind (the 4th body).

This is a meditation you can do privately or share with your partner and family.  Children can do Kirtan Kriya (although not usually for 31 minutes).  During the course of this 40 Day Sadhana, I will be joined by sacred chant artists and Kundalini Yoga teachers Nirinjan Kaur and Mirabai Ceiba to show you the many variations of Kirtan Kriya.  (Catalyst Yogi has already graciously provided us with a 11 minute version.)  There are forms of Kirtan Kriya to heal grudges, enhance fertility and relationships, clear a woman’s arcline and balance her hormones and “moon” centers.

Our community on Facebook is strong and vibrant.  Our discussion boards lead to self-discovery and lasting friendships.  To sign up, email svkirtankriya@gmail.com.

I dare you to join us.  Be brave and bold enough to experience what happens when you sit with yourself in meditation for 31 minutes.  Be curious enough to find out what is beyond your edge.  We will all stay strong and steady together, a brotherhood (and sisterhood) of light.

Sa Ta Na Ma, Sa Ta Na Ma, Sa Ta Na Ma…

(We will be using Mirabai Ceiba’s version of Kirtan Kriya on Cycle of Life.)



  1. Hello,

    This 40 day Kirtan Kriya challenge sounds great! I want to participate. I have tried this kriya twice in my life, and there is a lot of resistance in it for me. I am wondering if there is resistance, does this mean it would be a good meditation to do? Also, I have trouble with the making the L from the crown to the third eye. It gives me a headache. Do I just keep going, and ignore the headache, or I am trying too hard? Thanks for your help!

  2. Sat Nam
    started yesterday night, a bit late…lots of “memories” and interruption came during the practice – dont remember having felt so distracted in a meditation- .
    Main thing this morning and a question at the same time: woke up feeling a stuffy head, like blocked head and tired although after yoga now feeling more awake but head still fuzzy.
    Could that be due to a “default” in my practice of the kryia or just a “1st effect” and then let it be! Thanks for advice

    • Sat nam!

      One, I would just let the process be and go with it. But pain in your head could be due to incorrect flow of energy. Keep your eyes focused up and in on the third eye and visualize energy coming into the crown and going out through the third eye in an “L” shape. This can be tricky to get the hang of, but can relieve headaches. Also, cover your head in something like a turban when you do Kirtan Kriya. That may help you feel less fuzzy. It’s all part of the process though so its nothing to worry about! Let me know how it goes!

  3. I am so excited to have begun this 40 day Kirtan Kriya. It is the first time for everything to be in the same space and I arise in the a.m. with optimism…..DAY 1 YEAH

  4. Thank you so much for starting this -it’s just what I need to get back into a regular daily practice – looking forward to it. Sat Nam xx

  5. cant wait to enjoy the benefits of ths meditation

  6. I would love to join, been meaning to establish a regular practice – what better way to begin. Please keep me in the loop. : )



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