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How Kundalini Yoga Transformed My Life

By Sopurkha Kaur

Born in tiny Greenville, Wisconsin and degreed in slightly bigger Stevens Point WI, most of my early years were conservative and confined. I did the norm—built a career and climbed the corporate ladder (sales, marketing, video production, communications and entrepreneurship). By society standards, I was very “successful.” Yet, after each bigger paycheck or higher rung on the ladder, I found myself feeling more and more UNfulfilled. In an effort to leave behind that bitter season called winter, I moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2006.

“The first half of 2010 marked the most disenchanted time of my life, constantly wondering what is it all for? Is this all life is about? Really? I hit a wall, perhaps a bottom, and surrendered to the unknown by committing aloud, “Even if I have to live in a cardboard box, I will find my higher purpose!”

My new path, a spiritual journey, began in July 2010, when I fired Corporate America and flew to Italy to unplug, decompress and get back to neutral. How? By volunteering on organic farms and trading my work of milking goats, harvesting grapes, weeding gardens, cleaning pigpens, and digging trenches in the mountains for a bed, food, and the best healing around—grounding with Mother Nature.

In Nov 2010, my soul guided me to a Kundalini Yoga retreat in Mexico, where I experienced an overwhelming feeling of inner peace, divine assurance and an authentic sense of "home." That comforting feeling prompted a new focus for me to whole-heartedly dedicate 2011 as my year to delve into the power of Kundalini Yoga, and it’s community and culture. In 2012  I received my Kundalini Teacher Certification and completed an in depth, six month Yogic Numerology training course.

“Yogic Numerology provides constant guidance, a viable life map. Numerology was the tool that directed me on how to transform my life, whereby, Kundalini Yoga is whatI do to transform. I never imagined it could be so quick or simple, but here I am, just two years later—the search is over, the path is uncovered and the inner work continues. I feel absolutely blessed to have found these tools and I am now honored to share this science and technology by serving people who seek authentic positive transformation.”

How Kundalini Yoga has Transformed my Life

Re-posted from DivMa Blog

The other night after teaching class, a student commented, “You say that Kundalini Yoga has transformed your life. Tell me, in what ways?” This was such a great reminder about the importance of being specific in communication. Thank you for that blessing. I was able to rattle off several great benefits on the spot, yet, while driving home many more personal benefits surfaced. I was inspired to sit with this question during meditation and write down the benefits from Kundalini Yoga and meditation that I’ve enjoyed since November 2010, during my very first class. Here is what came to me (in no particular order) after just 10 minutes:

DECREASED

  • fears (most are gone completely – I had many)
  • fogginess in my brain
  • judgment about others and self / being overly critical
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • desire to get caught up in other people / drama
  • need to talk / to be heard
  • need to be right
  • co-dependancy
  • need to control all aspects in life (including other people)
  • elimination of hormone balancing drugs
  • desire for alcohol
  • elimination of smoking
  • unhealthy expectations of self and others

INCREASED

  • ability to let go
  • ability to trust
  • ability to allow and receive
  • awareness / consciousness
  • ability to speak my truth
  • connection with spirit / creator / GOD / soul
  • clarity – clearer thinking / decision making
  • concentration
  • feeling of security
  • self confidence
  • intuition
  • inner peace / calmness
  • gratitude / appreciation
  • ability to recognize blessings in every scenario
  • ability to love myself and others more purely
  • listening skills
  • respect for life (my own, as well as all in nature)
  • ability to assess risks and opportunities
  • ability to open my mind and heart
  • focus on what truly matters in life (smelling the roses, see photo below)
  • flexibility – physically, spiritually and mentally
  • light and radiance
  • patience
  • balance of emotions
  • desire to give, be of service, make change
  • desire to take better care of my health
  • ability to make more effective and healthier decisions

An impressive list, no doubt; I AM GRATEFUL! What still rocks my world is how fast the benefits started appearing—some after just one class! Kundalini Yoga is known as the “Householder’s Yoga” because it’s so effective you can easily incorporate it into your busy lifestyle—you do not need to resign away your “real life” to go sit in a cave and meditate. You grab the benefits and get back to business!

This technology is so powerful, it stays with you for 48-72 hours after class. That means, when you attend class every few days, there is an effortless, constant re-balancing and positive flow going on within you. When I learned that (it was my no-brainer moment), I committed to 3 classes each week. Side-note: I highly recommend attending a live class rather than trying to follow a DVD—at least until you are more experienced…the group energy and a qualified teacher will boost results!

Please note, I am just one of many, many people who have enjoyed the benefits of Kundalini Yoga and meditation…my partner, Shantdeep, is another. Many of our newest friends (who we now consider family) have also benefited greatly! I invite you to be one of the next! Find a class in your area and EXPERIENCE it for yourself. Just go, with or without a friend. Go and befriend your soul. When you are “ready” for Kundalini Yoga, you will feel it—in just one class! If you are not ready yet, that’s ok, when you are, we (the Kundalini community) will always be around to serve you. ”When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”

Let Go….Trust….Allow,
Sopurkha!

Sopurkha loves guiding, healing and serving people by providing Yogic Numerology chart readings (via Skype), teaching weekly Kundalini and Meditation classes at Yoga Source in Davie, FL and through her service as a group leader for the Teacher Training program lead by Deva Kaur Khalsa at Transformational Courses. To learn more visit: DivMa.wordpress.com