Forehead Jewelry is Not Anti American
March 10, 2003 — No the Intuitive Eye (patent pending) is not Anti American. It is forehead jewelry and was inspired by Henrietta Jacobson’s practice of Kundalini yoga, which has nothing to do with Islam or the Middle East.
The word Yoga comes from the Sanskirt root “Yug” meaning to join. Yoga literally means yoke or union and speaks of the union of the individual spirit with the universal consciousness. The basic techniques evolved in the monasteries of India & Tibet over a period of thousands of years. Even though Kundalini yoga originates out of India, it was brought to America in the 60’s with Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete science that includes breath(pranayam), yoga postures (asanas), sound, chanting (mantra) and meditation.
It is designed to provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of your Kundalini energy. It is like counseling through the body instead of the mind.
Americans may think if someone is wearing something on their forehead they are from the Middle East. Sikhs wear turbans but are not Islamic, Muslim or from the Middle East either. The confusion seems to come from the practice of Middle Eastern Dance or belly dancing. The title “Belly Dance” is a direct translation of Arabic “raks el-batn”. Raks is to dance and batn means belly.
Most belly dancers wear headpieces and Indian & Egyptian women wear forehead jewelry. This of course has not stopped American’s from wearing belly chains and armbands or even belly rings.
So why be afraid to wear your Intuitive Eye. Teens are wearing them, brides are wearing them and women that meditate are wearing them.