FAQs

Why do I need this app?

Imagine having all your kriyas, all your music and your timer in one place on one screen: this app does just that. It allows you to build and record a journal for your practice. It also allows you to travel kilos lighter. It will track your practice, so if you are doing multiple kriyas that start and end on different dates, you can immediately see how many days you have done completed and how many remaining in each of them.

How do I register?

When you download the app you will need to Create a Profile so your data can be stored in your account.
Enter your Username, Email, Password and Your Full Name in the fields. You can then Upload a Photo from your library or take a photo. A confirmation email will be sent to you at the email you provided.
Once you have received this you can return to the app and Sign In. Don’t forget to tick the Remember me box so you don’t have to do this every time you launch the Sadhana App.

How do I login?

Once you have created a profile you can sign in using your Username and Password. Don’t forget to tick the Remember Me box so you don’t have to do this every time you launch the app. You are now ready to Practice previously uploaded kriyas or you can Add a New Kriya

Can I upload kriyas from my own books?

Yes, the app is designed to use the resources you already own; your books and music. Use the Add New Kriya, to enter all the details you will need to upload a kriya that will sit in your kriya library until you delete it. It only takes a few moments.

Can I use it even when I am not connected to the internet?

All information is stored on your iPhone and on our server until you log out so it is best to stay logged in if you think you might be offline and will need to use the app. When you log out you lose your connection with your data until you login again and to do this you need to be online. If you have a passcode on your device only you can access your app so your data is as safe as all your other information held on your device.

How do I search for a kriya I did last year?

Go to the My Kriya Library and enter the kriya name in the search field.

How do I upload kriyas/images?

In the Add Photo field of Add New Kriya. Capture an image with your iPhone/iPad camera or add one you have already stored in your library or add a pdf from your computer

Do I need to be connected to the internet to use the YouTube videos?

Yes, unless you have them stored on your device, but it will retain the link so you can access it directly when you are online.

Where is my library stored?

It is stored on our cloud servers and backed up daily. You can rest assured your library is in in a safe place even if you lose your device.

What happens if I lose my phone/ iPad?

Your library and data is backed up from your last sync so as soon as you download the app again and logon you will have everything once more.

Can I schedule an alarm to wake me up to do my practice?

Yes, under settings you can set a reminder time to wake you up. It will create a pop up like an alarm on your phone at the requested time

How do I edit my playlist?

You can edit it in the Edit Kriya screen or even when you are practicing your kriya. On your iPhone tap on the drop down menu. Tap on music and then Edit Playlist. On your iPad simply tap on Edit Playlist. You can then add or remove songs by selecting them in your iTunes library.

I added a song on my iPhone but it is not appearing on the playlist in my iPad?

The app can only access the music installed on the device you are using. If you wish to interchange devices then you will need to sync the music on both devices to ensure the app can access them from both devices.

How do I turn on/off the start sound?

Go to Settings in the Sat Nam and Welcome screen or in any of the kriyas and you can access the Settings on the bottom right hand corner to turn the sound ON/OFF. If you choose to turn it on you can select to have a bell or a gong sound by clicking on Start/Interval/End Sound and choosing bell or gong.

Is an internet connection required to use the app?

An internet connection is required when you first sign in to connect to the server to download your library and each time you login. However once your device is synced with the server and you stay logged in you do not need an internet connection to practice it. So head to the beach or the park, and enjoy.

Why can’t I log in?

Are you connected to the internet. When you log out you need to be online to login again so your data can be downloaded from our servers to your device.

How do I add a kriya?

  1. Go to the Sat Nam and Welcome Screen
  2. Select Add New Kriya. You can add a new kriya quickly and easily. Have the book handy or have the image(s) of the kriyas or pdf you want to add in your camera roll or on your computer.
  3. Enter the Kriya Name.
  4. Select the Colour.
  5. Choose your Commitment or select No Commitment to add it to your library.
  6. Enter the Start Date. The End Date will calculate automatically.
  7. Enter the Effects of Practice if you wish or you can access this from the captured image,
  8. Tap on Add Photo to photograph the kriya from your book with your iPhone or use one you already have in your library or a pdf from your computer.
  9. Add a video in the same way. Enter the UTube link.
  10. Add Music by tapping on Connect to Music Paylist and add the tracks you wish to play.
  11. You can add up the times of each exercise to Enter Estimated Practice Time.
  12. You can also enter a Yogi Bhajan quote if you wish.
  13. Hit Save and you are ready to practice.

How do I delete a kriya?

You can delete a kriya from My Current Sadhana. Tap on the kriya and select delete this kriya. A pop up will ask you to confirm that you wish to delete the kriya. Select Yes to confirm you wish to delete it.
You can also delete from My Kriya Library by following the same steps as above.

I can’t hear the audio?

For sound issues there are a couple of things to try.

It's easy to have your device muted without realizing it, so check the mute switch on the side of your iPhone/iPad. It should be in the sound on position with no orange strip showing. If in doubt just toggle the switch to double check the sound is On.

Second, while a kriya is playing, increase the volume using the buttons on the side of your device. You can also adjust the volume by sliding the Volume button on the practice screen on your iPad or tapping on the drop down menu and opening the music screen on the iPhone.

I can't read the Kriya image. Can I increase the size of the image?

Yes, the same way you would increase a photo on your device. Tap on the image and using two fingers stretch them and the image will increase. Pinch your fingers together to reduce it. You can use one finger to move around the image to see a particular section of it. Tap on Done when you have read the position instructions and start your practice.

How do I rotate an image if I photograph it in the wrong direction?

From the Add New Practice, My Current Sadhana or My Kirya Library, tap on Edit Kriya, then tap on Images. Use the rotate button on the top right of this screen to turn the image 90˙at a time.

I often add notes on my books to make an asana/position clearer. Can I do this?

You can do it from Add New Practice, My Current Sadhana or My Kriya Library.
Tap on Edit Kriya Tap then on Images. Use the Note Icon on the top right of your screen and enter your notes. These will appear at the bottom of your screen when you practice your kriya.

Can I use the app on my Mac or PC?

We don't have a desktop version of Sadhana App yet but we are working on an Android, Tablet and desktop version for Mac.
Please sign up here to let us know you are interested and we will notify you when they are available.
Or you could try AirServer which is a way to mirror an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC using a third-party app called AirServer. We've tested this out on a Mac and it works really well.
btw we are not connected to the creators of AirServer in any way

How do I find a entry in my journal?

Go to My Journal and you can search by kriya name or by a word or phrase you have used in your journal i.e. lower back

There is a feature I think would be great in a new version. How do I let you know about this?

We'd love to hear it. Please email us through the feedback area in the app or from here

How do I share and what can I share?

The share button is on the bottom left of the practice screen. You can share on email, Facebook, twitter, or linked in (if you fancy telling your work colleagues you're yoga ready for the day :-). You can tell your community or friends what kriya you are doing, what kriya you suggest for a particular issue they may be facing, or ask any questions you might have encountered during your practice.

What is Kundalini Yoga?

“The Power of Kundalini Yoga lies in the actual experience. It goes right into your heart and extends your consciousness so you may have a wider horizon of grace and knowing the truth.” 
Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. It is also known as the superfast highway to awareness. It use kriyas (sets of exercises in a specific sequence), pranayama (breathing exercises), mantra (sound), and mudra (specific hand positions). The combination of all these add to it being known as the most powerful and ancient yoga. Kundalini is that energy that lays dormant at the base of your spine unless you raise it.

Kundalini is one of the oldest forms of yoga – it has been practiced by the Upanishads in India since 500 B.C. Initially, it was never taught publicly. It was passed down from teacher to student. Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini to the West in 1969. He decided the West needed this as it faced the challenges of our present days lives and taught Kundalini openly to the public. He famously said he is not here to gather students but to teach teachers who will then teach it to others. He established 3HO, which stands for "Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization."

I’m new to Kundalini Yoga. Is the app suitable for me?

Yes, There are 10 preloaded kriyas. Choose any of these and you can start practicing. It is best to also attend classes if you a beginner so you can get a better overview of Kundalini Yoga and benefit from the wisdom of a trained teacher. Make sure you tune in with the Adi Mantra and close your practice with the long time sunshine song and Sat Nam.

Is Kundalini Yoga suitable for beginners. I’ve never done yoga before?

Yes, Kundalini Yoga is great for beginners as you move at your own pace while also moving beyond your comfort zone. Kundalini is quite different to other forms of yoga. Expect to dance, jump, hold long poses, and breathe deeply. No two classes are the same unless you choose to do a 40, 90, 120 day practice! This app is designed for regular practitioners but there are 10 preloaded kriyas so it’s also perfect for beginners who want to become familiar with the yoga or those who are remote and can’t get to a class. Make sure you always tune in with the Adi Mantra and close your practice with the long time sunshine song and Sat Nam.

I’m not flexible. Can I do it?

Of course you can. It’s a wonderful gift you can give to yourself. Try it and you’ll find over time that yoga helps you to become more flexible.

Please be aware that you know your body better than anyone else, so please listen to it. There is a difference between a stretch and actually hurting yourself. Do as much as you feel comfortable with and then ask yourself is this my mind saying I can’t do it, or is it my body hurting? If its your mind challenge yourself and stay in the posture a little longer. If it’s your body, ask it if it is moving beyond its comfort zone or at risk of hurting yourself. Stop immediately if you risk injury. Any new exercise or movement requires some effort. Be patient you’ll find you can move and stretch more, the more you move and stretch. Also, like any other exercise program, please consult your doctor if you have any doubts at all before beginning to practice yoga.

What do I need to practice besides an iPhone or iPad?

Wear comfortable clothing made to move in. It’s best to practice on a a surface with some grip. Many practitioners of kundalini yoga use a sheepskin but a yoga mat is also perfect. You can find decent yoga mats from around $20. There can be some cardio postures in Kundalini yoga, and you're going to want to make sure you're wearing clothing you can breathe and move in to avoid restriction in your practice. Serious practitioners often wear white as it is said to expand your aura but you choose. The most important thing is to be comfortable.

How should I practice yoga with the Sadhana App?

Turn your iPhone or iPad to portrait mode, prop it up near the corner of your mat and tap play. If youʼd like to practice regularly, simply schedule your classes by setting the alarm in Settings and Sadhana App will remind you when to get up and get started.

When should I practice yoga?

This is entirely up to you, but it is best done early in the morning before the sun rises but if you are not an early riser, maybe you can work up to that. In the meantime practice any time you can. It is best to avoid eating 3-4 hours beforehand. This is because you will be twisting, bending and breathing strongly - things that are not very comfortable with a full tummy.

Some people love early morning, others before lunch or a relaxing class just before bed. It is recommended to practice yoga as consistently as possible. Some like one hour classes 2-3 times per week and some thrive on 10-15 minutes every morning. Just find a time that works for you and schedule your classes so you don't forget.

What is the difference between the Sadhana app I downloaded and the Yogi version?

The app you downloaded works in exactly the same way as the Yogi version. The downloaded version contains 10 preloaded kriyas and you can upload up to 10 more kriyas and their playlists at any time. You can record your journal for your practice and graph your practice. The kriyas will be stored on the server until one month after you have completed your commitment or until you wish to delete a kriya to add a new one. This is likely more than enough for all practitioners.

The Yogi version allows you to upload an unlimited number of kriyas with their playlists, to build a library you can access at any time in the future for teaching or you own personal use. You can search your kriyas and your journal and know it is always safely stored on our server.

I am new to Kundalini Yoga, where can I buy books and music or find new kriyas?

Anything and everything you need to know about Kundalini Yoga can be found at http://www.3ho.org and http://www.kundaliniresearchinstitute.org which are the governing bodies for Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. These websites are a font of knowledge and information about Kundalini Yoga

The best resources for books and music are
http://www.spiritvoyage.com
http://www.satnam.eu
http://www.yoga tech.com

If you are in Australia go to www.kundalinibooks.com.au
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