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You may be wondering--can I teach my kids Kundalini yoga? Can I involve them in my practice? Is yoga suitable for small children?
The answer is: absolutely! However, you'll need to adjust the practice so it's appropriate for various children's ages. Check-in with your teacher or studio to see if they offer kids' classes, and follow the basic suggestions below to get your child involved with the life-changing power of Kundalini Yoga.
On behalf of the SSSC and all our affiliated organizations, we share this statement with the Sikh Dharma and Kundalini Yoga community on our continuing work to acknowledge and learn from the various experiences of harm shared by current and former community members, and to heal our global community.
Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we enter the Aquarian Age. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to behave in ways we would not otherwise. As we transition into the Aquarian Age through 2038, it is said that humanity will suffer from a phenomenon called Cold Depression.
What is Cold Depression?
By Snatam Kaur
I have been listening to, or reciting Kirtan Sohila my whole life. My first conscious memories of this prayer were when my stepfather, Sat Santokh, would read Kirtan Sohila to me every night before going to sleep when I was in my early teens.
Yogic teachings suggest that women should eat carefully and lightly in order to maintain their emotional and physical balance and well-being. In general, a woman should have two meals a day and two light drinks a day. The first drink begins at breakfast. The first meal can be about four hours later; it should be the largest meal of the day. "Eat to your delight" is the motto at this mid-day meal. But when you are full, stop!
by Rachel Surinderjot Kaur
By Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa and Dr. Sat-Kaur Khalsa
We are in a time where many of us are experiencing multiple losses: Our daily life as we have known it due to a potentially fatal disease, serious questions about our teacher whether one believes those questions or not, learning about our children’s experience with schooling in India, exposing racial injustices, and other personal losses we may experience during this tumultuous time. Because of these losses, we are individually and collectively experiencing deep and profound grief.
In addition to the term 'mantra,' you will also hear the word Naad in connection with Kundalini Yoga mantras. Naad means "the essence of all sound." It is a particular vibration, a fundamental frequency that comes from one common source or sound current. It is the universal code behind language and therefore behind human communication.
Naad is the glue or medium that connects the little me, the individual, to the Big Me, the Universal Self. It is the vibrational harmony through which the Infinite can be experienced.
By Siri Kirin/Kathe Forrest
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is the season of the liver. Imagine spring as a sort of "awakening" for the liver--a time when it becomes more active, working hard to clean out a winter's worth of congestion. It's a good time to give it some extra support.
Your liver works hard to keep metabolic processes running smoothly and your body free of harmful toxins. Take some time this spring to give it a little extra love and support.
10 ways you can keep your liver happy every day: