Since 1999, I’ve practiced numerous styles of yoga. I started dabbling with Kundalini yoga a few months ago and was intrigued. “Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool designed to give you an experience of your soul.”
I recently landed in Los Angeles and experienced a kundalini yoga immersion with Tej Khalsa—a celebrity instructor who has profoundly changed my life. Here’s what I’m experiencing as a result.
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1. I feel more alive and alert
My senses are heightened, and I’m extremely aware of people’s energies and moods. As though a fog has lifted, I now clearly see the soul and aura of anyone with whom I interact. I no longer want to drink alcohol (not that I was ever a big drinker)—dulling and numbing out is of no interest to me now.
2. Days flow more easily
After hitting a 90-minute Kundalini yoga class daily for three consecutive weeks in Hollywood, I noticed that my days fell into an easier groove. That is to say, I felt less anxiety overall, and it is as though I float or glide through the day, not freaking out about anything.
3. It’s given me more confidence
I’m a very outgoing person, but I struggle with feeling a little stuck from time to time, like most of us. I used to feel that unkind words or actions of others would linger—now, I can brush them aside. I move on, staying focused on attaining and maintaining happiness for myself and everyone I interact with. I feel sure of myself, and my self-worth is coming to the foreground.
4. My urge to do amazing things has swelled
I’ve met incredible, creative, and interesting people via the kundalini yoga community, and I’m inspired by how brightly they shine their lights. I want to teach, write, and create more while being of service to all and raising my frequency so that I might inspire others to do the same.
5. I want to love and be loved
A pure, blissful sensation of love has washed over me; I love being alive, I love myself, and I want to love others deeply. I’ve come to realize that I truly deserve to be loved fully and deeply. Kundalini yoga has certainly stirred up my heart chakra, and I’ll continue to practice and maintain this openness.
6. I’m experiencing profound feelings of connection
I don’t feel as lonesome as I did before practicing with the kundalini yoga community in Hollywood. Everyone is friendly, socially interactive, and keen to help others via prayer, friendship, and even networking. I’ve made new friends that I’m certain I’ll maintain relationships with for the long haul.
7. I’m less concerned with petty things
I’m not sweating the proverbial small stuff. Don’t get me wrong; I still have my fair share of projects and challenges to tackle. Such is life. However, my spirit feels clean and free, so small nuisances or minor setbacks do not pull me down. I feel as though I’m really on the right path, finally.