A meditation for women to balance the moon centres

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Recently I posted about our moon centres. The moon has an almighty hip-shaking influence on our moods and feelings, and for women particularly, its effects are strong and can make all the difference to how we’re feeling on any given day. The lunar energy … Continue reading

Meet Updesh Kaur: kundalini yoga teacher, sound healer, gong bather and creative spirit

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Updesh Kaur has lived all over the UK, and is now settled near Richmond in London. Her early love for athletics, boxing, Tai Chi and running blossomed into a passion for kundalini yoga, which she teaches along with sound healing … 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

Got flu? Try Yogi Bhajan’s cure-all onion recipe aka Solstice Hot Sauce

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Lauded as one of the super-roots trinity alongside garlic and ginger, onions are on our daily requirement list for optimal health. At Yogi Bhajan’s kundalini yoga summer and winter solstice celebrations, they would serve up onion-heavy ‘Solstice Hot Sauce’ along … Continue reading

What happened during 40 days of Kirtan Kriya…

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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

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

Cash-strapped? Try some kundalini yoga for prosperity

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Recently I taught a kundalini yoga workshop for abundance, and it lead me to reflect on my own relationship to abundance and prosperity. I remember a time when abundance meant MEGAWEALTH IN CAPITAL LETTERS! It meant winning the lottery (oh yes, … Continue reading

Initiating authentic relationships: The ‘greeting strangers’ kriya

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Last year Nish and I spent a few days in a tiny village in the mountains of southern Spain called Mijas Pueblo. It’s a special place; crystal clear air, whitewashed walls, terracotta pots spilling with geraniums, donkey carts, sprawling views out across the ocean … Continue reading