What are the 22 forms of yoga?

22 forms of yoga

‘In yoga, this is how it is: 12 years of hatha plus six years of raja yoga plus three years of mantra yoga, plus one year of laya yoga is equal to the effect of just one year of kundalini … Continue reading

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

Green diet

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…

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

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

discover your true self workshop

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