Why The Pause?

lotusyoga Wisdom

Unlike the continuous flow of movement in many types of yoga, Kundalini Yoga asks you to pause. Your Kundalini Yoga teachers may say things like, “rest the body and the breath”, “feel the effects…”, or “observe what is” in between active movements. So, why the pause in between exercises? Generally, you may think of it as ‘hang out, chill time’ …

10 Facets Of A Great Chant

Gurushabd Khalsa Wisdom

In Kundalini Yoga, we chant a lot. The practice is full of mantra, singing, and using our voices to connect with the deepest parts of our beings through sound. So how do we actually facilitate the process of opening up to our voices, not holding back, and immersing ourselves into the full potential of a chanting experience? 1. Suspend Judgment: Consciously …

3 Ways to Feel Empowered Through Mercury Retrograde

Gurushabd Khalsa Wisdom

Every couple of months Mercury retrogrades—meaning it moves at a slower pace and appears as if it’s moving backwards even though it isn’t. Whenever Mercury is in retrograde many of us resort to the experience of fear and all of its manifestations—like anger, resentment, frustration, despair, pettiness, etc—to cope. And with good reason. Experience has taught us that when Mercury retrogrades …

15 Ways To Improve Your Meditation Practice

Gurushabd Khalsa Wisdom

The quality of our meditation is dependent on many things, specifically posture, concentration, knowing what elements to focus on, skillful redirection of one’s focus, being accepting and allowing of “what is” without judgement or resistance, being able to locate our awareness fully in a specific part of the body, and the length of time of our practice. The following tips …