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

Kitchari cleanse

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…


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

What happened in 120 days of Kirtan Kriya (the Sa Ta Na Ma meditation)…

kirtan kriya Yogigems

Those who follow this blog will remember that my first 40 days of Kirtan Kriya was a bit of a bumpy ride. It was six, long weeks of a gnarly, confrontational reality. This meditation coughed up so much tough stuff for me. It … Continue reading

Forget learning how to live, here are the three ways to die…

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I was watching a beautiful film lately: On Yoga, The Architecture Of Peace, which is an exquisitely shot exploration into this sacred practice that has come to mean so many different things for so many of us. One of the themes … Continue reading

Is kundalini yoga safe for pregnancy? Absolutely! Here are some guidelines…


I always do a happy dance when a student tells me she’s pregnant – it means there’s an extra-special shining little presence in the group, and the baby will receive all the healing benefits of the kundalini yoga practice. Meditations after the … Continue reading

10 weeks of Bhandu Dya Kriya – the Meditation for Developing your Human Kindness – and the results are in…


One of my biggest challenges in London is learning to negotiate the occasional tidal wave of busy commuters, and all the sharpened elbows, set jaws and aloof eyes that come with it – that rush hour that’s determined to get from … Continue reading