George joined my Kundalini Yoga Beginner’s Course a few years back and has been coming to my classes ever since. This year, he decided to take up the suggestion of Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, which made me very happy. So much so, I asked him to write this blog, thereby sharing his own personal, magical, journey with Kundalini Yoga.
” Whilst suffering from lower back pain and looking for something to help with flexibility for snowboarding I came across Yoga for Snow Sports, an Audiobook with a PDF print out with pictures of the postures. This seems quite archaic and maybe even a bit funny now when compared to today’s technology but to be fair it was at least 10 years ago! Eventually, I made it out to a yoga studio and Hatha/Yin/Ashtanga Yoga became a cherished part of my life.
Then, a few years ago I attended an Introduction to Kundalini Yoga class that Roisin was teaching and I felt immediately drawn to it although it did seem very different to other types of yoga I had experienced so far. I was so intrigued in fact that shortly after that I took a 10 week beginners Kundalini course, again taught by Roisin.
In the first class Roisin asked a question something like “What do you think Kundalini Yoga is and what do you hope to get from it” and my answer was “I’m still not really sure what it is but I hope it will help me connect in a deeper way to my current Yoga practice and maybe even create a deeper spiritual connection to myself?” Well, it’s as if my prayers were answered there and then because the last 2 years have been a very steep learning curve in creating a deeper spiritual connection to everything!
At the very beginning of that first class, there was a song playing that I’d never heard before but really liked and I made a note to find out what it was. At the end of that class we actually did a meditation to the mantra which I now know is called Antar Naad and I was so drawn to it that I’ve practised that same meditation with that same mantra nearly every day since.
I found the beginner’s course a bit like you are being lowered very carefully and gently into something very vast and deep, maybe even profound. The classes are very uplifting and you have a deep lasting sense that you have done something nourishing for your whole being afterwards.
Roisin is very welcoming and approachable and always has time to answer any questions with deep knowledge and wisdom. I’m very thankful for her guidance so far.
Kundalini Yoga is of course a physical practice but to me the magic is that it’s so emotionally, spiritually, positively even psychologically powerful. The kind of thing that will increase awareness, build confidence, open up opportunities, guide you to your true path or maybe just away from the wrong path and dare I say it, “change your life” eek there you go I said it Kundalini Yoga is life changing sh*t!
But it’s even more than that, its music, its singing, and it’s introduced me to a beautiful community of like-minded people, places and events.
It has reconnected me with my love of nature, I am spending more time outdoors walking and I often meditate in the forest.
I’m starting Kundalini Yoga teacher training this year, I’m not even sure that I want to be a teacher or where it is going to take me but I know with total clarity I’m on the right path and I get the feeling that once I have learned how to pass on this gift I won’t be able to stop myself!
To sum it up…
Yoga touched my heart, my mind my body.
Kundalini Yoga touched my soul.
Sat Nam. ”
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Sat Nam (Truth is my Identity)