Sattvic, rajasic, tamasic… we are what we eat, so what does your diet say about you?

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The three gunas, or qualities, that form the foundations of this maya of reality, including our own selves, are sattva = purity, rajas = passion and tamas = inertia.  A sattvic person is dedicated to the spiritual path: truthful, wise, luminous, healthy, devoted and shining, … Continue reading

Meet Gurprakash aka Jelmar Manuel: Lisbon-bound kundalini yoga teacher, marathon-runner, writer & naad yogi

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Gurprakash once taught us the most hideously tough kriya at the ANS ashram in France, but somehow he had us all laughing through it… and it ended up being a cinch. His dry wit is priceless, which you’ll know if you … Continue reading

A meditation for women to balance the moon centres

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Recently I posted about our moon centres. The moon has an almighty hip-shaking influence on our moods and feelings, and for women particularly, its effects are strong and can make all the difference to how we’re feeling on any given day. The lunar energy … Continue reading

What happened in 40 days of Subagh Kriya for prosperity

Subagh Kriya

So, here we go, 40 days of Subagh Kriya (short version, three minutes each part) for prosperity, tagged elegantly on to the end of my 40 days of the Opportunity And Green Energy Set in January/February (more about that here)… See what I’m doing with … Continue reading

Meet Updesh Kaur: kundalini yoga teacher, sound healer, gong bather and creative spirit

Updesh Kaur

Updesh Kaur has lived all over the UK, and is now settled near Richmond in London. Her early love for athletics, boxing, Tai Chi and running blossomed into a passion for kundalini yoga, which she teaches along with sound healing … Continue reading

How our moon centres affect our moods, and what we can do about it…

Blood Moon by Johanna Kwiat

In kundalini yoga teachings, both men and women have a moon centre at the chin. This is the point of subtle communication between the waxing and waning of the lunar cycles and our own inner tides. This is why men are … Continue reading

Six tried-n-tested kundalini yoga techniques for mega-protection

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So many of us are empaths. We take on others’ emotions and moods, and we are easily hurt by a throwaway comment or even just sitting next to someone who’s in a huff. Here are six techniques that will help you … Continue reading

What happened in 40 days of the Opportunity & Green Energy Set…

Opportunity and Green Energy Set

I would love to be able to tell you that I’m writing this from inside a rich, spring-green glow of endless opportunity, draped in emerald malas, with a bottomless cup of golden milk in my hand. I thought the Opportunity and Green … Continue reading

A yogic diet: the best foods to support, balance and heal women

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Out of my kundalini yoga books and manuals, it’s the humble level one teacher training book – The Aquarian Teacher – that I tend to dip into most. It never fails to offer up interesting gems, and this time, it was Yogi … Continue reading

Take your relationship to the next level with a Venus kriya…

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One of the challenges of White Tantric Yoga is that it’s done with a partner. This doubles the pressure, because not only are we keeping up for ourselves, we’re keeping up for each other too. Suddenly it’s not just about me and … Continue reading