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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Zen and the Art of Bread Making

The goal of this journey was to find a way to feel more balanced and calm amongst the chaos of being quarantined with a young family. This new normal includes both living and working all from home and when you’re doing that with two kids, it can get to be bit much! I’m finding that it isn’t always convenient or possible to find a quiet place where I can get away and I’ve recently discovered new ways to be more mindful while I’m tackling my daily to-do list.

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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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