Awakening with Kundalini

It was the early 2000s and I regularly purchased workout videos to do at home. One day I came across one called Kundalini Yoga instructed by Gurmukh. The description indicated that I could unlock my spiritual energy while strengthening my body and that intrigued me. The video came home with me and wasn’t like other yoga videos I had tried, there was chanting and strange movements. It never became part of my regular rotation, but I picked it up every now and then.

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Walking Mindfully

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So here in Ontario, Canada COVID-19 restrictions are starting to lift as we are getting even closer to stage 3 of reopening. With that comes all-new stressors – will my kids go back to school? will my office be reopening? will I have to get back on public transportation? will we have to go back to spending money on commuting and daycare? With all of this going on in my head 24/7 I really needed a way to move all while calming my mind and I found it – walking meditation.

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Why am I crying?

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Hello friends. It’s been some time since I shared, but wanted to jump on to talk about a strange phenomenon that’s been happening to me.

I’m still at it, meditating for at least 10 minutes a day every.single.day. On days where I don’t get on my pillow in the morning, I find by late afternoon I’m longing for the quiet and will head off to my room for a little me-time. It gives me a little break so that I’m ready to tackle dinner and bed time routine with my two children.

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Meditation or Mindfulness?

So far this meditation thing hasn’t been going as I planned. Yes, I’m waking up and getting on that pillow to do what I said I would, but I’ve yet to see one single benefit.

My favorite spot

I wouldn’t say I’m the most patient student – I’m an Aries sun and Leo moon – which equals eager and impulsive. In my brain the first time I sat down, put in my earbuds, and played the guided meditation; I should’ve experienced nirvana. Instead, I left the room, went about my day, and continued to get irritated as per usual. On the second day, I even mentioned to my husband that I think I might have been yelling more than before I started this journey.

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I Need Help!

I can’t sleep. I have a lot of stress; I mean A LOT and need all the help I can get.

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Life as we know it has come to a grinding halt since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’m trying to balance working from home full-time, parenting full-time, taking on a university course, and now I’m apparently a kindergarten and grade 3 teacher too. All of this on top of my regular very long to-do list.

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