When I first found kundalini yoga, I was instantly called to it. I was doing kundalini yoga DVD in the middle of my living room with three dogs sitting beside me, cats wandering around, my children running around, and farm workers and my husband wandering in and out of the kitchen just feet from me. Then, I suddenly found myself vibrating inside. My whole body felt so alive and vibrant in a way that I had never experienced before.
What amazed me was that this was not on a retreat in a faraway mountaintop. This was right here within the commotion and chaos of a busy farm-life with small children. How was this possible?
Well, I was hooked. I knew that this yoga held some kind of magic that I had to know more about. I went away to study it further to become a teacher, thus opening up a whole new world for me. I taught for over ten years. I took the meditations and philosophies into hospitals, women’s shelters, businesses, etc. It was just such an incredible technology to share.
I also loved it because anyone could do it. I had people in my classes who were in their 80s and only 6 years old (often in the same class). I had people in wheelchairs, people with fused spines, and all kinds of the normal back and joint injuries that are so common.
And everyone could do it because it is never about achieving a physical posture. This yoga is about using the exercises, breathing and focus to heal us from the inside out. If you do the exercise “perfectly”, partly, or you only visualize it in your mind, your energy body is what heals… and then your physical body follows.
This fact that EVERYONE could do it and that the only focus was healing, connection and developing a truly meditative existence has made this my yoga of choice for decades now.