Weathering the storm with the Kriya for Elevation

It has been a long while since Nish and I completed 40 days of the kundalini yoga Kriya for Elevation. Indeed, it has been a long while since I wrote a post on this blog. We’ve had a tricky time, and for the first time in the 13 years since I’ve been writing about my kundalini yoga practice on this website, I just haven’t felt like writing about it.

There are a few reasons for that.

Firstly, dealing with our beautiful cat Daisy’s diabetes was tough. She was getting worse, and her insulin dose kept being increased, and her symptoms weren’t improving. She was suffering and, despite our best efforts, we couldn’t alleviate it. Anyone who has witnessed their beloved pet suffer will know what a heartache it is.

We practiced 40 days of the kundalini yoga Kriya for Elevation in an attempt to keep ourselves afloat. It JUST about did that for us. I can’t even imagine the depths I would have been dragging myself through if I hadn’t had my daily practice.

Finally, after six painful months of trying our best with the insulin therapy, our vet announced her resistant to the treatment, and our sweet Daisy died. I still well up when I remember that she’s gone.

I haven’t embarked upon a 40-day practice since that 40 days of the Kriya for Elevation. This is a big shift in my daily kundalini yoga practice, as those who follow this blog will know. I used to be a serial 40-dayer. I’d chase one 40-day kriya with another, one 40-day meditation with another. It was a way for me to really study the practice, the effects, the efficacy of the kriyas and meditations, and, of course, share them with you.

Since completing 40 days of the Kriya for Elevation those many moons ago, I’ve been practicing a real mixed bag of kriyas and meditations. Sometimes, I’ll do the same kriya or meditation for a few days running. Mostly, I’ll try out one kriya and meditation one day, another kriya and meditation the next. Occasionally, I’ll throw in a hatha practice.

And do you know what? It’s FUN!

I am enjoying myself. Many of us feel that kundalini yoga is a bit like a sweet shop – there are SO many delightful kriyas and meditations to choose from, so many brilliant formulae, such a myriad of different effects. It’s delightful and inspiring.

So yes, I’m back at THAT place.

And, while it has taken me a while to get here, it’s a good place.

Sat nam x

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2 years ago