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I See the Presence Everywhere

First, the One created Light.
Then the Creative Power generated all.
From One Light, the entire universe was born.
So who is good, and who is bad?

O people, siblings of destiny, do not wander blinded by doubt.
The Creation is in the Creator, and the Creator is in the Creation,
Totally pervading and permeating all places.

The clay is the same, but the Sculptor has moulded it in various ways.
There is nothing wrong with the pot of clay and there is nothing wrong with the Potter.
The One dwells in all - through its constant doing, everything is made.

Kundalini Yoga Level One Teacher Training - a Journey of Self-Discovery

As I observe the students in this year's Canmore Level One Kundalini Yoga teacher training, I marvel at the capacity of a Kundalini Yoga practice to bring us into alignment with our true essence.

Kundalini Yoga increases intuition, strengthens the nervous system, helps balance the glandular system, connects us to our spiritual nature, and increases vitality. Once you get started, prepare to become hooked.

Can Depression Be Relieved by Yoga and Meditation?

Like all of you, I was shocked and saddened by Robin Williams suicide on August 11, 2014. I considered him a brilliant comedian and fine actor and remember him with a smile. When my children were younger, we gathered together to watch Jumanji, Night at the Museum, Patch Adams, Flubber and Aladdin - and knew we would have a good time. He captivated us and lifted our spirits with his staccato style humor and seemingly boundless energy. What a tragic loss to the world and his family. God bless you Robin. May you be at peace. Thank you for what you gave us.

Women’s Moon Centers and Yogic Secrets of Sacred Sex

The Kundalini yoga tradition teaches that women have 11 moon centers – erogenous zones of the body that are activated at different phases of the lunar cycle and influence our emotions and way of viewing the world. Our psyche is focused on one of the moon centers for 2½ days and then moves on to the next. The order of the moon centres is different for each woman – it’s up to us and our sexual partner to discover which one predominates on a particular day.

Eleven Steps to Activate Your Destiny

Each of us has a unique role, a sacred contract with our soul - a mission and destiny, which if followed, brings much fulfillment and happiness – to ourselves and others. Sometimes we don’t recognize or accept our destiny and turn away from it, resulting in frustration and sadness from unfulfilled dreams and lack of meaning. We may deny our destiny because we are afraid of the commitment it requires, we don’t believe it is possible, or feel we are not up to the task. We may ignore or push away the inner voice that guides us onward.

Guidelines for Meditation

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 "running away or running towards", 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 may help you to improve the quality of your meditation while affirming that every moment of practice is a victory.

How to Find a Legitimate Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program

Are you interested in teaching Kundalini Yoga (as originally taught by Yogi Bhajan) or learning more about this sacred technology? It is a beautiful practice that will surely enrich your life and develop fitness of mind, body and spirit.

Yoga for Addiction Recovery

Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery – Guidelines for Stopping Smoking

Addiction is displaced longing – we all have a longing to be “at home” with ourselves, comfortable in our own skin, and to be loved. Often because of early childhood stress or abuse, lack of safety, or unmet developmental needs, we look for that longing in other places.

Honing Your Meditation Skills

We know from Patanjali the 8 limbs of yoga - yama, niyama, pranayam, asana, pratyahar, dharana, dhyana, samadhi. All are essential as we mature as yoga practitioners and meditators.

Yogi Bhajan often calls Kundalini Yoga the "yoga of awareness". What does he mean by "awareness". Awareness is applied attention and focussed concentration (dharana) during meditation or yoga practice, and in daily living.

Using Meditation to Become Free of Your Complexes

We Identify with Our Complexes Rather than Our Spirit

Though our reactive patterns served a particular function while we were growing up, our problem is that we identify with them as who we are and we allow them to rule us.