"You have to understand the process of healing in the Age of Aquarius. What will give the healing is the flow of your soul energy." -- Yogi Bhajan
I facilitate a monthly women's group and decided to do a Kundalini yoga and meditation gathering with 22 ladies this weekend, led by two fantastic certified Kundalini yoga teachers, Constance Dennerline, also a professional Pilates trainer, and actress Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix).
The energy that we all felt and shared was beautiful and powerful, and as I was lying down during the meditation listening to soothing chanting music while Carrie-Anne sang along (she has a gorgeous voice), I was very moved by the spiritual sisterhood of the experience and wished that people all over the world could connect to themselves and others in the same way.
Kundalini yoga is thought of as transformative and meant to raise our awareness and consciousness. In the hour that my group and I did it together, there was definitely a transformative experience we all felt together, and I imagined that if more people connected to the "serpent coiled at the base of their spine," which symbolizes uncoiling our spiritual awareness, what a more enlightened world this could be.
Listening to the lyrics of the music we played: Gurunam Singh's "Change" -- "I couldn't change a thing, but even if I could, it would only change back until my soul understood what it needed to learn" -- I thought how each of us is here to learn what we need to, and if we realized that this is our purpose on this earth, we would be much more conscientious of our actions and how we treat one another, and all living things.
There are many types of yoga to practice that have numerous spiritual and physical benefits, but what's unique and special about Kundalini yoga is that its universal message is to "transcend the ego and embody the truth of life," and when we chanted the mantra of awareness "Sat Nam," we understood that we were saying "True Name," or "Truth is my name," which meant that we were uttering the words of our Divine self.
All of the ladies loved how they felt after we did the yoga and meditation, and we followed it with an incredible vegetarian Indian lunch prepared by Dev Om Chef. I was delighted to hear what some of the ladies said to me: "I had a hard time sleeping last night because of all the thoughts racing through my mind, but I didn't think of anything during the yoga and meditation," and "I feel like I'm living Eat, Pray, Love. This has been amazing!"
We all felt so high and happy from our Kundalini yoga and meditation experience together, and when we ended it with the the song "Long Time Sun," which usually follows Kundalini yoga, I visualized the whole world singing it too, changing it for the better with these words:
"May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way on..."
(I bow to your true self)
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