When to quit on a 40-day kriya: My short and not-so-sweet journey of Breath of Fire with Lion’s Paws

Breath of Fire with Lion's Paws

I’ve been going through a tough time, lately. During my twenties, I suffered with depression – not clinically, just the kind of sadness, lostness, flatness that most of us experience at some point in our life. Once I landed in … 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

What happened during 40 days of Kirtan Kriya…

Gemma Bliss kirtan kriya

My friend is soon to embark on a journey into plant medicine in Peru. She chose to prepare for it with kundalini yoga, and what better preparation than a daily practice of Kirtan Kriya – the Sa Ta Na Ma meditation.  With an … Continue reading

Meet Jai-Jagdeesh, mantra musician with mega-wings

Jai-Jagdeesh

Whenever I play Jai-Jagdeesh’s music in my kundalini yoga classes, I’m inevitably asked: ‘Who, pray tell, was that?’ Well, everyone, it was the wonderfully bright, talented, quirky and humble Jai-Jagdeesh who’s currently singing those same beautiful mantras in a UK city near … Continue reading