The Negative Mind is the second of the Ten Bodies. It is protective and has nothing to do with negativity. It is the part of our intellect that helps create awareness of our surroundings and assess potential dangers. It gives us the ability to be discerning and not get carried away by unrealistic optimism.
The 4th yogic body is the neutral mind, the part of the mind that is in direct connection to our Soul’s guidance. One of the purposes of meditation is to develop our neutral mind. True neutrality in the face of today’s modern challenges is a powerful yogic tool.
The first of the Ten Bodies is your best friend for life—your Soul—your flow of spirit. It exemplifies courage, creativity, humility, and vision. The key phrase for the Soul body is “Heart over Head.” Here we offer resources for working on the Soul Body.
In the Kundalini Yoga tradition, the human being doesn’t consist of just one physical body, or two (physical and mental), but rather ten—one physical body, three mental bodies, and six energy bodies. As you’ll discover in the practice, many of the exercises ignite the energetic bodies and things we cannot see, but feel. Kundalini Yoga engages all ten bodies, therefore working on multiple levels in a deep way.
Out of the ten bodies we have, the two that I like to pay particular attention to are the pranic and auric bodies. They are closely tied to our physical and mental health in a way in which most of us are familiar, and in many ways, are our first lines of defense.
One of the best ways to learn about the positive, negative and neutral minds is through relationship.
Yogis believe you have a thousand-petalled lotus that’s partly etheric and partly philosophical at the top center of your head. For every petal, a complete thought is produced every second. So that’s a thousand thoughts per second, which is serious computing power.