It was about 8 years ago in my friend Rainbow’s living room at the “Owl House” in Davis. She had just recently discovered this type of yoga herself and was so into it that she invited a kundalini yoga teacher from Sacramento to come teach a class in her living room once a week. I had just recently gone through a year long hatha yoga teacher training and was teaching vinyasa flow classes at a local yoga studio. I was interested to find out what Rainbow was so excited about.
When I arrived there was an older bearded man wearing a turban, dressed in all white. It was unlike any other yoga class I had been to. We chanted mantras and he led us through a series of exercises. Midway through the class something amazing happened inside of me and I couldn’t hold back the uncontrollable laughter that came out of me. Energy was moving through me in such interesting ways and I was surprised how it completely changed how I was feeling so quickly and dramatically. I was suddenly in this really elevated place that was so healing and blissful. We then laid down on our backs and relaxed to this strangely beautiful music that seemed to transport me to some sort of angelic realm from some part of the 60’s I didn’t know existed.
After that I was hooked. This was my new yoga. New to me but also ancient. Ancient but completely relevant to my life in this present time. I eventually gave up teaching vinyasa classes and passionately dove into these somewhat strange and mysterious teachings. It was a perfect complement to the deep inner work I was doing in other ways. It brought a sort of balance to all the tapping work I was doing with myself. It was similar to EFT in that is was extremely efficient, stress relieving, energizing and was releasing old patterns on this deep subconscious level, but on a purely physical, energetic and spiritual level in that I didn’t even need to know what exactly was releasing and changing under the surface. It was just happening in this really cosmic sort of way that expanded my awareness of my self and my life. It connected me to the magic world inside of myself and tuned me into my own inner guidance.
Its a practice that I continue to go deeper and deeper into. Like tapping, it continues to help me shed layers upon layers of accumulated pain, trauma, limitations and programing so that the real me can shine through. Its one of the ways that I take care of myself so that I can be strong and bright and able to hold a potent space of light for my clients to heal and expand into their true selves and be in their full power.
If you’re interested in experiencing kundalini yoga for yourself, you might like to join me for an upcoming series I’ll be starting in a few weeks. I’ve designed this series to help you align more deeply with your soul’s purpose and create true prosperity in your life. If you feel called, I would love to have you in the class. You can read more about it HERE. And, if you sign up by Monday night (2/6), you’ll get the special early-bird discount.