Name: The Subtle Body.
Key Word(s): Calmness, Subtlety, Mastery.
Key Saying(s): Mastery or Mystery.
Guru: Guru Teg Bahadur – He performed many miracles in meditation and could not be swayed in his devotion.
Question(s): Am I sensitive and subtle? Can I penetrate beyond superficiality? What is the REAL purpose of life?
This is the body that connects you and lets you see beyond this reality. When you have a strong ninth body you are very calm and nothing is surprising. You learn quickly and have a very strong intuition. Nothing is a mystery to you.
This body is located at the base of your feet. It is where the Akashic Records (everything about you) is situatied within your auric field.
This is one of the bodies that will never die and is directly connected to the Soul body. The Subtle body will carry the Soul at the time of death through the four ethers.
When this body is weak you might be naive, unintentionally crude or rough in the way you act or speak, and you may be restless.
This body brings peace and mastery to you. This is the body that connects with the Golden Chain (which you tune into before a Kundalini Yoga class). You are able to surrender to and know the Universal Flow. You can read people easily.
To strengthen this body you can begin to practice reading people. You can begin to try to understand the subtext of the conversations you have with others. When you ask someone how they are, what does one person’s response of good mean versus another person’s response of good mean? Write it down, and you will begin to understand the subtexts of each individual. One persons “good” might mean something very different from another person’s “good”.
Guru Raj had us write down something very important in class when talking about this body: “Mastery is not Perfection.” Think about it, she told us.
How to Balance: Meditation for Conquering Death. White Swan Meditation. Do any meditation or kriya for 1000 days.
Resources: From my understanding, Yogi Bhajan taught about the ten bodies sporadically over many years of teaching. He didn’t teach a class on the Ten Bodies. Various students of his have collected the information I will be presenting to you here, namely from the The Aquarian Teacher Instructor Manual Level One and The Ten Light Bodies of Consciousness by Nivair Singh Khalsa.