by Kara-Leah Grant I started this article over two years ago... and never finished it.But thanks to suggestions from a YLB commenter, I found and read a book by Jed McKenna.That was enough to give me the missing piece of the puzzle... I finally got what No-Self is.What follows is that article, written two years ago, with a fresh conclusion.*******There's been a great discussion going on in the comment section of Suggestions on what to do if you've had a Kundalini Awakening. … [Read more...]
Kundalini is a major aspect of yoga, yet something that's often not addressed at all in classes, books or workshops. Here you can find articles from people who've directly experienced Kundalini, and Awakening.
An Interview with Prajnaparamita, an awakened Master Prajnaparamita is leading a retreat at Kawaipurapura on Feburary 16 and 17. Find out more here.1. There seems to be a big shift in the way businesses are being run and in the way people are reconsidering their lives. What do you see happening?Globally, structures are breaking down on all levels. They can no longer hold themselves. The banks, politics and many corporations, the way they were used to operating is no longer … [Read more...]
By Kara-Leah Grant It can be scary, disorientating, dislocating and downright awful when Kundalini awakens. Sometimes a Kundalini Awakening will look like mental illness, physical illness or emotional difficulties. It can be difficult to figure out exactly what's going on, all you know is something freaky is happening.My own awakening began in 2000 and proceeded more or less unnoticed by me, except for strange jerkings of the body and poppings in the spine.A dangerous mix of emotional … [Read more...]
By Kara-Leah Grant The following information is not gospel - it's just my reflections and my understandings based on my own experience of Kundalini Awakening.As always, don't believe a thing I say unless it resonates in your heart and works for you. Except maybe the bit about checking in with a medical professional if you have any physical symptoms - do that regardless! So... what is Kundalini? Kundalini is the feminine, creative, evolutionary force of infinite wisdom that lives inside … [Read more...]
My third eye has been twitching all afternoon, a sensation which started during my recent trip to LA for teacher training with Shiva Rea.The last time I can remember it doing this I was sitting in a Wellington restaurant with my Aunt, who's a straight-up, salt of the earth, farmer and local government politician turned Minister of Parliament.I'd just flown back from Canada, about a week after having two psychotic episodes, being committed to the Acute Psych Ward of Lions Gate Hospital, … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant This is the second interview with two of the most senior Satyananda teachers touring New Zealand this June to deliver workshops on various yoga topics including Ajna Chakra, Yoga & Art and Kriya Yoga.You can read yesterday's article here:An interview with Rishi Yoga DiwaliToday's interview is with Rishi Nityabodhananda. He is a Yogacharya (Master of yoga), a versatile teacher with decades of experience, and he has just written a book called Ajna Chakra … [Read more...]