How to prepare for a 2.5 hour Kirtan Kriya meditation…

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It was one of my favourite kundalini yoga teachers, Sat Dharam Kaur, who inspired me to try a 2.5 hour Kirtan Kriya. This was her first ever taste of kundalini yoga (insert wide-eyed emoji!), and I love the way she talks … Continue reading

Meet Shabad Deep aka Patricia Pattinama: shaman, sound healer, composer & singer

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Holland-based Shabad Deep found kundalini yoga when she was teetering on the cusp of burn out. Already composing and singing, she brought the sacred kundalini yoga mantras into her work as a sound healer. Meet Shabad Deep… How did you … Continue reading

How to really shine: What happened during the first 40 days of Gyan Chakra Kriya…

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Gyan Chakra Kriya is one of those ‘look at me!’ practices. It kept popping up everywhere. First, a friend told me how much she loved it, and then I stumbled across it online – over and over again. That was … Continue reading

Meet Jai-Jagdeesh, mantra musician with mega-wings

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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

Akaal: The liberation chant to guide a soul through death

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Last week, an old friend took his own life. He was 51, and so very bright. He lived life right on the edge, following his wanderlust (and his paraglider) to India, Japan, Burma, Bali. He was hilarious, big-hearted and fun, and he lived … Continue reading

Supersonic energy levels and Chloë Sevigny’s legs (!!): what 52 kundalini yoga frogs a day can do for you…

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Frog pose is kundalini yoga’s answer to a double espresso: that slovenly mid-afternoon slump doesn’t stand a chance. Frog pose also instantly boosts your mood – it’s an all-natural pick-me-up. It shifts the energy from the lower triangle – root, sacral and navel … Continue reading