Third Body - The Positive Mind

In the teachings of Kundalini Yoga, the human being has 10 bodies not 1. Each body has it's own attributes, and the 3rd body is the positive mind.

Third Body: Positive (Expansive) Mind

  • You elevate others through your enthusiastic, trusting and hopeful energetic projection.

  • Qualities: Equality, positivity

  • Key phrase: “Devil or Divine” – You have a tendency to flip from one to the other..

  • Mastery: effortlessly charismatic yet humble; you’re naturally playful, optimistic and full of humour; these qualities easily inspire others to be positive about the future.

If imbalanced, If weak, you may be overwhelmed by negative thoughts, which can lead to depression, hopelessness, anger or intolerance. Fear of expressing your power because of the responsibility that comes with it may also occur. If too strong, you may make foolish choices and possibly lead others to also make foolish choices, as your influential positive projection, obscures the perception of possible dangers.


Key to Balancing: If too weak, strengthen your Navel Point (Third Chakra); be more assertive, use positive affirmations and model the hopeful behaviours of those people with a strong positive projection. If too strong - strengthen your Negative Mind by modelling the behaviours of people who are successful in protecting themselves, making well educated decisions concerning the future and sensing potential challenges.


The question to ask the third body?

Do I allow myself to experience the good things in life?

Do I allow myself to be hopeful?


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

Guru Amar Das

The third guru. He was known for his devotion and divine love. He also promoted equal rights and dignity.


FEELING

In a challenge position, this is a person who has unrealistic expectations, a person who makes promises to please others and has a hard time saying NO. You really want to see the positive side of a situation, but you can become insecure or worried in a second. You may also be self-destructive at times, whether obvious or hidden.

You have feelings of anger or feeling overwhelmed by input from the negative mind, depressed, have negative self talk, a distrust in one's owns power, a weak navel point (nabhi), feeling passive, lethargic, intolerant, hesitant to use one's power/heat, afraid of abusing one's own power, feeling passive aggressive, having self-defeatist attitude, putting oneself down, feeling despair, domineering and/or controlling, authoritarian, abusive, and unable to confront, and a poor digestion.


In a strength position, this is a positive person with a good sense of humour. Humour makes you see the light in the mundane. You project light and are very uplifting to others. Determined! The chef = food, optimistic, joyful.


You are Devil or divine,demonstrate positivity, equality, thy will is my will, blissful and have a good digestion, you see positive essence in all situations, you have a strong will, use your power easily and humbly, playful, cheerful, good sense of humour, ability to overlook other’s shortcomings, optimistic, ability to see the light and goodness in life, strong and direct communication, comfortable using one's own power, dedicate your life to being a bright light, powerful, sharing hope with all, see the light in all and serve consciousness of all, assertiveness, confidence, wilful, have stamina, and a strong self esteem.


The 3rd body addresses the infinite possibilities of any situation. Too much or too little is risky and that’s why it must be balanced. Some people work this number when they have to deal with a serious illness, often through support groups, getting rid of the negativity. If unbalanced, you can be overly optimistic and jump into situations without measuring the risk. You can work on this body through Yoga and meditation.


MANTRA

One that eliminates negativity, such as the protection mantra. Listen to it.

Read the Anand Sahib daily Sikh prayer

Play any Shabad by Guru Amar Das or sing Ardas Bhaee


Here are examples of Exercises to connect to the Positive Mind.

Plane. Sit in easy pose. Place your left arm by your side, 60 degrees up with the palm facing up. Then straight your right arm out to the side, 30 degrees up. Close the eyes. Long deep breathing. Concentrate on the heart center. 3 minutes. Switch arms and repeat for 3 minutes.

Resting the hands in gyan mudra, continue with long deep breathing for 1 minute.

Throat. Sit in easy pose. Extend the arms out at the sides, parallel to the floor with the palms facing up. Long deep breathing. Concentrate on the throat. 3 minutes.

Leg push. Lie on the floor with the arms by the sides. Inhale and raise the left leg up, toes pointed, 12 inches off the floor. Exhale and switch to the right leg, as if trying to push a wall. 2 minutes.

Cat and Cow. 3 minutes.

Baby pose. 1 minute.

Lie down in celibate pose. Sit on the floor between your heels, or on the knees, or in easy pose and lie down. Place the arms over the head and grasp the opposite elbows. Breathe long and deep for 2 minutes.

Rock and Roll. Lie on the floor. Bring both knees towards the chest and hug the legs. Start rolling back and forth. 1 minute.


MEDITATION

Relaxing: Sit in easy pose or on your heels. Place the hands on the lap. Start breathing long and deep through the nose. Close the eyes and look at the third eye. 3 minutes

Re-birthing Meditation.


Positive Mind: Protective thoughts that identify opportunity.

Stones to bring opportunity in love, work and spiritual growth. Carnelian for courage, creativity and stability and to bring opportunity in love, work and have spiritual growth.



Gemstones that strengthens the Negative Mind, dispel old behaviours and negativity and help protective thoughts are Malachite and Black Onyx for protection, especially when overwhelmed. Both gemstones create confidence and leadership.





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