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.

Photo by Ksenia Makagonova on Unsplash
Read More »

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.

Read More »