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Ninth Body - Subtle Body

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

In the teachings of Kundalini Yoga, the human being has 10

bodies, not 1. Each body has its own attributes, and the 9th body is the Subtle Body.

Ninth Body: Subtle Body

The subtle perceptual ability to sense the Infinite and universal reality within the material and physical; your connection to the Akashic records (the non-physical imprint of all experience)

Qualities: Calmness, subtlety, mastery, intuition, insightful

Key phrase: “Mastery or Mystery”

Mastery: Have great finesse and tranquillity; can see the unseen and know the unknown; can foresee the long-term consequences of actions and events

If weak: naive and easily fooled, unintentionally crude or rough in speech or behavior; restless; feel misunderstood and frustrated

Key to Balancing the Subtle Body: Practice any meditation or kriya for 1,000 days; relate to the mastery of the technologies of consciousness rather than the mystery of consciousness.

A question to ask the Subtle Body?

Am I being subtle and calm?

Each of the ten bodies relates specifically to the qualities of one of the ten Sikh gurus.

Guru Teg Bahadur is the ninth Sikh Guru.

Recite Jaap Sahib every day (for Sikhs)

Sing shabads about Guru Bahadur


In a challenging position, this may manifest as a person who has the ability to be very psychic but must learn to balance between their own thoughts and emotions and those of others. Nines can read between the lines but can become rude if pushed. They can also be aggressive, explosive, and insecure because they tend to focus on small details and they cannot see the big picture.

They see themselves clearly but they believe they are misunderstood by others. They are overwhelmed with a lot of information and are sometimes surprised when they discover that what they think doesn’t have anything to do with what is.

Number nines want to clearly communicate all that they know. They want to see the big picture. Naive, Gullible, and can be too hard on oneself and life seems mysterious. Easily fooled, rough in speech and or behavior, restless, and can fight the way things are.

In a strong position, nines can read between lines. They are very subtle and feminine. They get the big picture and have access to the akashic records. They are long-term thinkers. They are calm and subtle. They are sophisticated and have an artistic appreciation.

Mastery Subtlety, to become calm, accurate great finesse, be able to see beyond the obvious, and learn quickly.

As Yogi Bhajan used to say, “Where there is mastery, there is no mystery”. This number is a very feminine number and highly intuitive to the point where this can be overwhelming if not challenged in an appropriate way. You don’t need to communicate too directly to a number nine, they already know because they can pick up on all the subtleties. They can see the whole picture, which is why they are long-term thinkers, meaning that they think about the reactions to their actions. For instance, when you eat, how that affects you at that moment, in a few hours, how it is going to make you feel, etc.

Nine is also connected with the small intestines. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for a number nine to have digestive problems, or problems digesting information because they are very critical.

Here are some examples of Exercises to connect with the Subtle Body

Subtle Body: Our strong intuition to understand all.

Gemstones to strengthen the Subtle Body are Labradorite and or Amethyst

Both these heighten our intuition, see what isn’t being shown, and hear what isn’t being said. Both gemstones are protective stones, as well.

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