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

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

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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

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…

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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

The essential ‘alternative’ kundalini yoga booklist

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My adoration for the original Aquarian Teacher’s Manual is no secret. This relic from Yogi Bhajan and his team is a jewel-crammed mine of information on kundalini yoga and its associated lifestyle teachings. I return to it over and over again, … Continue reading

How to meet your partner’s needs through the chakras

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Karta Singh once gave us a fascinating summary of our relationship needs as women and men according to our chakras. I’ve never found one that’s as comprehensive, so I wanted to share it. I’ve transcribed my notes exactly here…  MULADHARA … Continue reading