I first discovered Kundalini Yoga at the Dharma Shala yoga center in Bondi Beach, Australia when I was 18. It has been an instrumental tool in my life that continues to bring so much peace and joy.
Kundalini is referred to as the Yoga of Awareness – the practice, founded by Yogi Bhajan, of balancing the body, mind and soul through harnessing the mental, physical and nervous energies. It assists in dealing with life’s everyday obstacles, has an uplifting effect on the spirit, and is for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.
For me, the Kundalini yoga method resonated more than other yoga practices because it’s a deeper form of meditation and connection, rather than just a physical workout. It involves movement, breathing techniques, meditation and the chanting of mantras, such as Sat Nam, meaning “truth is my identity.” You build physical vitality while also increasing consciousness, plus many other benefits such as; strengthening the nervous system, expanding lung capacity, and purifying the blood.
Through my almost two decades of practicing, I’ve found that it’s helped me develop a deeper mind/body connection, and having a daily practice has helped me remain grounded and calm despite outside noise or stress. It’s also allowed me to build and appreciate a stronger bond with myself and my loved ones.
In addition to maintaining a regular practice myself, each Sunday, Evan and I enjoy an hour Kundalini practice together. We find it’s a great way to connect, and a wonderful way to start the week ahead refreshed and revitalised.
I hope you enjoy this practice from Yogi Bhajan, Body Adjustment to Elevate the Spirit. I’d love to hear your feedback.
Sending love and light,