How to Use Kundalini Yoga to Set Intentions for the New Year

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By Brittany Deanda and Tara Schulenberg ,

As 2018 comes to a close, we love to reflect on all the growth we made over the year and look toward a more energetic and vibrant year ahead. We’re excited to share more about our process and inspiration for creating intentions to set you up for an epic, elevated 2019! A new year gives us the opportunity to continue to help bring a community together and elevate the vibration of the planet. It starts with each of our commitments + intentions for the year!

Around this time, we love to create space to really look at what we want the next year to look and FEEL like - clarity is such an important part of manifesting and Kundalini yoga is our manifesting superpower! After connecting to our breath with this powerful practice of yoga and meditation we can better align with our truth and set smart + aligned intentions to start the year off more connected and abundant than the last.

Why Kundalini?

Kundalini Yoga allows you to tap into a meditative mind. With this mind, you can be intuitive and proactive and receive guidance from your higher self, and your guides and angels. You are able to pick up on energetic signs and look at the bigger picture of your life and the circumstances you face. In this frame of mind, you can better pick up on the flow and create “commitments” or “intentions” that align with your highest path.

When we set “resolutions” we often aren’t aligning with our highest, elevated selves but our ego or what society tells us we should aspire for. We’re asking to heal surface level issues whether that’s our fitness, career or relationship. We like to dig deeper and get to the root of what our true self wants for our deepest experience of life and happiness. Kundalini Yoga helps us tap into our own truth so we can commit to new practices or release anything that no longer serves us in the new year. Mantras, breath-work, Kriyas (sets of exercises) and meditation help us heal and connect to higher frequencies, our true selves and most importantly - our intuition.

Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness and it works fast to help you relax and be clear with your intentions in the best way!

Try the following Kundalini meditation - Beaming and Creating the Future - it’s a perfect practice to align your energy to set the highest intentions for 2019.

The best way to practice this is on an empty stomach first thing in the morning for this specific meditation.

Sit in Easy Pose. Stretch the spine up and become very still. Close your eyes.

Relax your hands Gyan Mudra (thumb and index finger touching) on the knees.

Part One

Inhale in a single, deep, long sip through a rounded mouth. Close the mouth and exhale through the nose, slowly and completely. Continue this for 7-15 minutes.

Part Two

Inhale and hold the breath comfortably. As you hold the breath in, meditate on zero. Think in this way: "All is zero; I am zero; each thought is zero; my pain is zero; that problem is zero; that illness is zero."

Meditate on all negative, emotional, mental and physical conditions and situations that cross your mind - every thought. As each thought crosses the mind, bring it to zero—a single point of light; small, insignificant non-existence.

Exhale and repeat. Breathe in a comfortable rhythm. Continue this for 7-11 minutes.

Part Three

Think of the quality or condition you most desire for complete happiness and growth. Summarize it in a single word like "wealth," "health, "relationship," "guidance," "knowledge," "love." Lock on that word and thought. Visualize facets of it. Inhale and hold the breath as you beam the thought in a continuous stream. Lock onto it. Relax the breath as needed. Continue for 5-15 minutes.

To End: Inhale and move the shoulders, arms and spine. Then stretch the arms up, spread the fingers wide, and breathe deeply a few times.

This meditation will clear the mind so you’ll be able to focus ahead to the future and your relationship with yourself and the world. In this state of mind, you’ll be able to connect with what you hope to release or commit to in the new year!

Share with us on Instagram @elevatetheglobe your intentions and when you do this meditation and any questions you have!


Elevate the Globe: Founders Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg created Elevate the Globe, a spiritual and wellness hub where you can find tools and guidance one needs to raise the vibration of their energy. High vibrations attract powerful thoughts, positive emotions, good health and strong spiritual awareness, and the ETG mission is to empower others to have a ridiculously healthy mind and body. With their easy to follow resources, one will feel so much peace, clarity, and happiness. The planet needs more people who are happy, healthy, and aware, who are living a high vibrational lifestyle. When a person decides to do the inner work, they will RISE UP and ELEVATE the GLOBE.

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