Posts in Practice
There’s So Much More in the Genre of Meditation than Just Sitting Still and Doing Nothing

As a teacher of Kundalini Yoga, often I meet people and get into a conversation about meditation. Sometimes they confide in me, somewhat disheartened, that they’ve tried to meditate but “just couldn’t get into it”. They say things like that they couldn’t sit comfortably, that they were too fidgety or that their mind was too busy to meditate. Sometimes they say that they found it just plain boring…

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Relaxation is the Opposite of Meditation

In 2011 I was an organiser of a big summer event in London called Meditation in the Park. Another yoga teacher and I were doing the event in collaboration with the ecologist who maintained the park and long-term local resident who was a jovial and well-respected man and local cause supporter. His name was Steve and he had a wonderful, generous and open-hearted spirit, but for the sake of this story it need be known that this whole yoga/meditation thing was a bit new to him…

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Walking the Spiritual Path (An Interview with KYTA)

I’ve had a lifelong interest in all things mystical and the combination of a growing discontent with modern life and my “recreational” activities in university had led me to begin studying Eastern esoterism. After graduating in 2002, I came to London to pursue a career in music. Between the financial and the culture shock, it was not an easy time. One day my new flatmate said she was going to a “Kundalini Yoga” class up the road in Stoke Newington and asked me if I’d like to come. I had no interest in “yoga”, stereotypically believing it to be just the modern aerobics (oh the irony!) BUT “kundalini” is a word I had come across in my readings and interested me immensely so I went. From the first tuning in, I knew I had found something special...

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