I’m generally quite a calm person, but I wasn’t always. I used to worry lot more than I do now, even about things that I couldn’t control or do anything about.
I attribute this to 2 things. The first is that I have a very practical system for getting things done + goal-setting that enables me to let go of things I can’t control. The second is my spiritual practice, which for the last few years has centred around kundalini yoga.
The way I see it is if I’m organised then there’s room to clear my mind, and if there’s room to clear my mind , there’s room to elevate it.
So I thought I’d talk about that elevating.
Kundalini yoga and meditation is a form of practice for the householder. You don’t have to sit for hours in deep meditation (although you can), you can have a short but effective practice and still make inroads into your spiritual development.
It’s also a form of yoga that is designed to help us with the times we are in. You only have to look at how many people’s faces are glued to their mobile phones to know that we are in information overload territory. We don’t actually need any more knowledge. What we need is more wisdom to help us decide what to do and how to be.
We need to reconcile the technological world outside of us with the spiritual world within us in order to really command some inner energy and make an impact.
We’re flooded with choices. We need an elevated capacity to make choices, wisely.
That’s where kundalini yoga and meditation comes in for me. In every session, we tune in (chant), practice some yoga, experience a relaxation and a meditation and then chant to close. It’s not just about postures. It’s an inner experience. You close your eyes and go within.
I remember when I first experienced kundalini. At first I was pretty sure the people doing it were crazy. They were dressed in white and doing weird yoga postures I had never seen before.
Then one day, I did it. AND I LOVED IT.
I loved it so much that within a few years, I trained to teach it.
Yes, you chant. Yes, some of the postures are a bit random. Yes it can feel a bit ‘strange’ if you’re not used to it. But it also feels absolutely amazing. It rebalances your energy. It clears you mind. It helps you to remember that you are beautiful + bountiful and blissful. Every single time that you forget.
When I started to teach I began to realise the full capacity of kundalini. It had helped me to be a calmer person, but it was helping my students to overcome insomnia and deal with traumatic situations in their lives. It was turning the most fidgety people I had ever met into calm, centered and focused individuals.
For me, it’s connection to spirit. It’s that knowledge that I am truly blissful. I am completely fine the way I am. It reminds me every time I practice that everything is beautiful, even when it doesn’t feel like it.
But for other people it’s other things. It’s that hour away from the kids. It’s the weekly session that removes their back pain. It’s a lifeline through a hard time.
So I wonder what kundalini yoga might be for you?
I decided to share both of the things that have made me more joyful in one package with others. I want to serve other people + help them to elevate themselves, so they can in turn elevate others. That’s why I created Blissful Life Yoga. This is a subscription to an online library of kundalini yoga videos, meditations and guided MP3s audios. There are sooo many videos + MP3s in the library already and these are growing every month.
If you’re ready to delve more into your spiritual + practical sides then join today. It’s on an amazing offer of $108 per year (people keep telling me they can’t believe what a bargain that is) or $11 per month.
If you’re interested I’d love to see you in there. And if you’ve had an amazing experience with kundalini yoga or any other form of spiritual practice that has shifted you, I’d love to hear from you.