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Preparing for Sadhana
Start your day gently, waking up with a few stretches and pranayam in bed. Then bathe, preferably with a cold shower, purifying your body and preparing it for the day ahead. Wear comfortable clothes that were not slept in and cover your head with any sort of natural cloth scarf or hat. Create a sacred physical space for your daily practice, embellishing it with inspiring images, flowers, crystals, or whatever suits you. Have a shawl or sweater handy and sit on a sheepskin or natural-fiber blanket.
Sample Schedule for Morning Sadhana:
3:00 – 3:15 am: Begin wake-up and preparation for sadhana.
3:45 – 4:00 am: Recitation of JapJi Sahib.
4:00 – 4:20 am: Tune in with the three repetitions of Adi Mantra, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo.
4:05 – 4:45 am: Kundalini Yoga Kriya for 25 – 45 minutes.
4:45 – 5:00 am: Deep relaxation.
5:00 – 6:00 am: The Aquarian Sadhana Mantra Meditations for 62 minutes.
6:00 – 6:15 am: Contemplative Moments/Prayer.
6:15 – 6:30 am: Optional Hukam, or reading, from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib which contains a written form of the Shabd Guru.