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Free Kundalini Yoga Video

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In this 90-minute free Kundalini yoga video I share the kriya for inner vitality and stamina. Yogi Bhajan taught that vitality is our birthright and the true essence of our spirit. Vitality isn’t something we can acquire; rather, it is a gift that lies within us. Vitality is expressed through our free-flowing energy. Use this Kundalini kriya to unlock your energy and bring forth your power.

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What it means to be a Spirit Junkie mom

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I’m not yet a mother, but my biological clock is ticking. (Confession: I’ve become that woman who asks strangers if I can hold their babies.) As I embark on the journey of contemplating motherhood, I’ve been reflecting about how grateful I am for my own mother.

My mom is a true Spirit Junkie. If you’ve read my books you know my mother is the reason I am a spiritual teacher today. When I was a child my mom taught me to meditate, had me named by gurus and she brought me to all the grooviest ashrams and spiritual centers. By planting the spiritual seed in me at a young age she gave me the ability to navigate through tough times when I got older. My mother taught me how to establish a spiritual relationship of my own understanding. For this I am forever grateful.

In honor of my mother, your mother and all future mothers, I decided to explore what it means to be a Spirit Junkie mom. I interviewed three of my dear friends who have fearlessly guided their children down their own Spirit Junkie paths.

I hope their guidance serves you as much as it has helped me. Enjoy the interview.

G: My dear sisters, what does it meant to be a Spirit Junkie mom?

Macha (life coach and mentor on my site Herfuture.com): “Being a Spirit Junkie mom means staying connected to the inner light that helps me to show up and be the mom I intend to be. Wholehearted, authentic, calm, joyful and energetically present.”

Sarah, the producer of the film Happy Healthy Child: “One of my favorite quotes from an expert in the Happy Healthy Child series is, ‘Our children don’t learn from us being perfect. Our children learn from us striving to be aware and conscious and holding an ideal which we are reaching for.’ That’s what being a Spirit Junkie mom is all about … striving to be our best self.”

Latham, author of Mama Glow: “Being a Spirit Junkie Mom is all about tapping into your innate power. It’s using that wisdom you were born with- the glow power within to help guide and inform you parental choices. Everyone has advice to share- but only you know your child inside and out because you were once “one” whole sharing the sacred space of your womb with that being. So your child is so much of you. My son is a reflection of all that’s good within me and shines a light on areas where I need to grow. As a Spirit Junkie mom you are always looking to grow into your best self.”

G: What’s one tip you can share to be a more mindful mom?

Macha: “My favorite tip is that I take the time to connect with Max and Remy energetically a few times each day. I’ll sit in my car at a red light and mentally send them love and light. I do this so that our energy is aligned and I check in on a soul level. My interaction with them is very involved, running around and doing things with them and for them physically. This soul check-in helps me to be connected to them in a more profound way. It changes everything.”

Sarah: “I think the best practical tip for being a mindful mom is to wake up every day before your family and center yourself, even if it is only three minutes before your kids get up. As a mother, it is your responsibility and your greatest opportunity to hold the space for the entire family. If you don’t feel good, your children won’t, either. They are deeply attuned and connected to you on every level. So the best way to take care of them is to take a moment in the morning to take care of you. Meditate, stretch, do some yoga, connect with your higher self, your guides, a higher power. Focus on everything you have to be grateful for in your life. If you take this time — whether an hour or a minute — I promise you will notice that the sailing is much smoother and even when the seas are rough, you won’t be as easily thrown overboard!”

Latham:
“Stop Multi-tasking and Start Uni-staking: When with our children it’s important that they feel recognized in their potency; that they feel heard. When we are texting and emailing, or on social media while spending time with them we miss out on creating memories. Focus on the moment- if your child is reading you a book, sit there and marvel at his or her ability. Build in a period of phone fasting- where you shut off all devices, so you can be present with them.”

G: How has teaching meditation to your kids served them?

Macha: “As a result of meditation and prayer my children are compassionate, loving and awake. They care for others and they are confident and good-natured with a healthy sense of gratitude. They adapt well, they play well and they are tolerant and kind. They have an understanding that I can’t quite put into words but brings tears to my eyes. People say my children are angels. I agree and know that it’s a result of co-parenting with the Holy Spirit. Mother Mary and Kuan Yin are totally my super nannies and Jesus is my manny.”

Sarah: “Most of the time when I meditate my kids just hang out around me. They can feel the energy and they like to be close. They’ll lie in front of me. They’ll lie in the bed next to me. They’ll lie across my lap. But often they will join in, and when they do they blow me away. The level of discipline and presence and power that I witness in them humbles me as their mom. I feel blessed to know that someday my children will be out in the world on their own and they will have this tool to help them always find their center, their inner wisdom, their truth.”

Latham: “My son uses meditation and tapping before his gigs. He is a DJ and before spinning at Madison Square Garden for 30k people I once found him sitting on a chair with his eyes closed and taking deep breaths and tapping after his meditation. Meditation has taught my son a lot about patience and how to listen to what’s happening within. It helps him to better understand his emotions and I believe it’s the key to life transitions- as kids grow older- they need meditation- it brings them back to their core. It anchors them like when they were in the womb.”

In honor of Mother’s Day bring these tips into your own life. Whether you’re a parent or not, make the commitment to bring more spirit into the lives of children.

I bow to all the Spirit Junkie moms out there and I truly honor your commitment to teaching children to live in the light. I welcome you all to share your own Spirit Junkie mom tips in the comments below. I need them! Wink, wink:)

Resources for Spirit Junkie moms:

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How to Protect Your Energy

Ever feel really drained after spending time with someone? Almost like they stole your energy? If you’ve had this type of encounter it’s likely you’ve come across an energy vampire. These folks are people who often without realizing it, have the capacity to take your positive energy and leave a negative energy imprint on you.

I know this must sound super trippy but it’s really important to understand. Everyone is energy and as we flow through life we can easily pick up what other people are puttin out! And it’s also easy for others to lift our good vibes.

In this video I interview my dear friend, Rebecca Rosen, a psychic medium and author of the new book Awaken the Spirit Within. Watch this interview and learn how to protect your own energy.

Meditation to Prevent Freaking Out

Are you the type of person who needs to break down before you break through? For many years that was the case for me. Before I had Kundalini meditations and a greater connection to my energy, I had some epic freak- outs. Though I had many tools for managing my thoughts, I didn’t have great guidance on how to bust through the really tough times and save myself from a freak-out.

One of the best ways to prevent a freak-out is to change your energy through your breath. Every 90 to 120 breaths the dominance changes from one nostril to another. A powerful way to shift your state of mind is to actively change the dominant nostril using this Kundalini meditation. In this exercise you’re guided to notice which nostril is dominant when you’re freaking out and then switch to the other nostril. When you switch the dominance from one nostril to the other you switch the dominance from one hemisphere of the brain to the other, which will enable you to look at things from a different perspective.

If you are irritated, angry, or in a funky state, practice this Kundalini meditation that’s featured in Miracles Now. In just a few minutes you will be a different person.

In this video I breakdown the Kundalini meditation to prevent freaking out. If you’re reading Miracles Now and want further guidance on the meditations, great news: I created a video series where I break down each Kundalini meditation for you so you can do each one with confidence — even if you’re totally new to Kundalini! Check out the video course here.

Meditation to Prevent Freaking Out

Pose: Sit comfortably in Easy Pose with your spine straight.

Hands: Interlace your fingers with your right thumb on top. Place your hands at the center of your diaphragm, lightly touching your body. (As seen in the picture here.)

Eyes: Gently close your eyes.

Breath: Concentrate on your breath, bringing awareness to the tips of your nostrils. Notice which nostril is dominant right now. It may take a few moments to clarify the dominant nostril. Once you are aware of the dominant nostril, focus your attention on switching sides. Keep your shoulders down and relaxed. You can have pressure in your hands but none in your shoulders.

Continue changing the dominant nostril breath back and forth as long as you like.

Use this meditation whenever you need to prevent a freak-out. It’s also a great one to teach young children. This easy practice will be a powerful tool for them to carry into their future.

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{This blog is an excerpt from Miracles Now}

If you’re ready to take your meditation practice to the next level, check out the Miracles Now meditation video program.

Miracles Now!

I’m super psyched to share that tomorrow my new book, Miracles Now, officially launches in the U.S. For nearly a decade, I’ve been passionate about helping people bust through the blocks to a peaceful, powerful and present life. This book is the ultimate collection of my 108 favorite life-changing techniques. You can open it to any page to discover an easy-to-follow method that will rock your world.

These tools are meant for you to practice, master and share. In this video I welcome you to join me on the Miracles Now journey and help yourself and others wake up to their inner light.

If you’re as psyched about the book as I am, then I invite you to spread the word. Feel free to share the love by tweeting this post: Tweet: I’m so psyched that @GabbyBernstein’s new book #MiraclesNow is officially out! Grab a copy here http://ctt.ec/rU2f7+

I Rise for Self

No matter what sex, race, class or religion we were born into, we’ve all faced oppression of some kind, whether subtle or horrific. Oppression offers us a choice: to be the victim or to rise above.

Though I never faced tough oppression from the outside world, I faced my own inner demons. For more than two decades I was challenged by a ceaseless inner dialogue that kept me stuck in fear and disconnected from my power. Every day I’m thankful that I chose to rise above that fear and accept self-love instead. I made the commitment to rise for self and in that I found my purpose: to help others rise from their own fears and accept their hidden power.

The words of Maya Angelou in her poem “Still I Rise” represent the fearless warrior within us all, our inner presence of power that has no choice but to rise:

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise… (excerpt)

Today I have the great privilege of inviting you to participate in a campaign to celebrate the new ascent of women. Beyoncé launched a new campaign: RISE, inspired by Maya Angelou’s uplifting poem reflective of the female struggle and overcoming oppression.

Watch this video and join us in the campaign #IRiseForSelf.

Tell us how you RISE for self! Through social media share your photos and video stories of how you RISE for self and empower other women to do the same. Use the hashtag #IRiseForSelf.

To celebrate the launch of Beyoncé’s 8th fragrance, RISE, I’m sharing my IRiseForSelf story along with four other influential women as a way to inspire women everywhere to share their own stories of personal ascent via a contest/campaign entitled #IRiseForSelf.

We invite you to engaged via call-to-action video and photo posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to upload your own photos and stories, including your location and the hashtag #IRiseForSelf. Fans with the most engaged photos have an opportunity to win a bottle of RISE autographed by Beyoncé, and 1 lucky fan will be chosen to have her story brought to life through a custom RISE experience which she’ll never forget.

To enter, tag your location and #IRiseForSelf. For full rules & restrictions: click here.

5 Ways to Awaken Your Hidden Power

Your energy has far more power than you can even imagine. There is energy in the words you speak, in your emails and in your physical presence. When we function from a fearful, low-level energetic state, our thoughts and energy can literally pollute the world. Conversely, when we function from a place of positive energy, the world around us becomes more positive. The truth is that fear cannot coexist with love. Therefore, we must learn how to dissolve all boundaries with love by taking responsibility for our own energy. You have the power to raise your own energy and serve the world — and it’s easier than you might think.

As Yogi Bhajan said, “Show some respect for your hidden power. Awaken it!”

Ready to awaken your hidden power? Follow these five steps from my new book, Miracles Now.

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Step 1: Be More Real
Your real power stems from your authentic truth. This exercise heightens your awareness of what it feels like to be in your truth versus what it feels like to be out of alignment. Take out your pen and paper and describe the differences between what it feels like to be in your truth versus what it feels like to be in your ego. How do you act differently, talk differently, think and even breathe differently? Pay close attention to the differences in how you feel. Then, whenever you notice yourself out of alignment with your truth, use this affirmation: There is nothing more powerful than my authentic truth. These simple words realign you with what is real and remind you that your truth is your power. {Tweet it}

Step 2: Judge No More
Judgment weakens your power. I recently felt this firsthand when I noticed myself casually trash-talking. I wasn’t necessarily saying anything really mean or untrue, but it was trash-talking nonetheless. Afterwards I felt awful. My energy was low and I was weak. After witnessing how my words had weakened my power, I decided to change my ways. That moment I started counting how many days I’ve gone without judging. It’s been seven days now and I feel more energized, more connected to others and more powerful!

The reason is simple: Judgment creates separation. A Course in Miracles says, “The ego cannot survive without judgment. The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.” Though judgment may be our default, unity is our truth. The moment we release judgment, unity is restored. Each shift from judgment to unity is a miracle. {Tweet it} Join me in counting days of judgment and raising our high vibes!

Step 3: Your Presence Is Your Power
Yogi Bhajan said, “If your presence doesn’t work, neither will your word.” The energy force that we bring to all situations and relationships determines what we will receive back. {Tweet it} That energy force is our presence. Access your power presence by practicing a meditation called the ego eradicator. I’ve shared this meditation in many lectures and workshops. I’m currently in the midst of a 40-day practice of ego eradicator as I prepare for my forthcoming book launch. This meditation is helping me bust through any stagnant energy and realign with my true source. I use this meditation right before I step onto the stage to give a talk, before an important phone call or any time when I want to bring my highest presence to the table.

Test-drive the ego eradicator today; if you feel called to take a deeper journey, try a 40-day practice.

Step 4: Access Your Power in the Service of Others
I recently heard Marianne Williamson say in a lecture, “I’ll tell you how to find your power: Use your power for someone who has none.” She nailed it! There’s no greater way to tap into your power then to be in the service of someone who has none. If you’re feeling disempowered, immediately find a way to serve. Go to a homeless shelter, mentor a child — do anything that helps you discover your power and use it in service of someone else. This radical action will instantly remind you of how powerful you really are and reinforce the essential idea that your power is best used to lift up others and serve the world.

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Step 5: Shine

Most of us have been taught to turn down our power. Playing small won’t work anymore. The world is in desperate need of more miracle-minded people waking up to their true power and purpose. It is your responsibility to shine bright. When you shine you light up the world. Get into a daily practice of turning on your inner light. Use these tools throughout the day, be more real, stop judgment, meditate, and serve others. As you live in your power on a moment-to-moment basis you will notice your life begin to flow. You will feel more connected to your purpose. You will live in the light.

For further guidance enhancing your inner power, join me this weekend for my Manifest Miracles Now half-day workshop. This course is virtually free! Just preorder my new book, Miracles Now, to gain access to the Livestream course. You can attend from anywhere in the world. Preorder the book today and get the course plus two more gifts from me! Details here.

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You’re awesome. Own it!

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Our culture puts enormous emphasis on pushing harder and achieving more — in work, in relationships, in almost every aspect of life. We’ve been taught that pain has purpose and that if we’re not struggling we’re not succeeding. But there’s a different way to live. What would life be like if we emphasized how great we already are?

Today’s vlog is dedicated to focusing on just that. In this video I help you explore your greatest gifts and celebrate them. It’s undeniably fun, but it’s also important. When you focus on your greatness you elevate everyone around you. {Tweet it}

In the comments below I welcome you to share your gifts with us! Get into the habit of celebrating yourself.

To further celebrate your talents and share them with the world, check out Marie Forleo’s B-School. Registration closes this week so sign up now if you’re ready to take the plunge! Click here for my B-School affiliate bonuses valued over $1,000!

What I Learned from John of God

If you’ve been following me on instagram you know that I just got home from Brazil after visiting the famous medium John of God. (For more information about John of God you can watch this video.) I set off to Brazil seeking a blessing for my new book, Miracles Now. As I expected, I also received many additional blessings and lessons.

On my spiritual quest I received a lot of beautiful guidance. To my surprise, I learned one of my greatest lessons before I even arrived in Brazil. Watch this video to hear the message I received and learn how to apply it in your own life.

If you want to visit John of God in Brazil check out these two great guides:

Brazil Healing

John of God Brazil

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