COVID-19 has impacted the entire world and brought many opportunities to review our lifestyle and values. People around the world are mobilizing to serve those in need of support and comfort.
At the beginning of the pandemic, at the end of March 2020, the video of a medical team chanting the Ek Ong Kar mantra in a hospital went viral on social networks. This medical team is from the University Hospital Fundación Alcorcón, located in the metropolitan area of Madrid, one of the virus epicenters in Europe. The meditation was conducted by Siri Nidhan Kaur, a Kundalini Yoga Teacher who also works at this hospital in the diagnostic imaging service.
After this video began to circulate on social media, Siri Nidhan was told this could be her opportunity to leave the hospital and devote herself to teaching Kundalini Yoga. Her answer was, “I don’t intend to do so. No. Because this is my place of work. I want to be here and serve, I will continue to offer Kundalini Yoga at the hospital if people want it. I want to offer this service to my coworkers so that they can feel and experience the same I do and also for them to be able to treat their patients accordingly.”
In a conversation, she speaks a little more about this seva. Check out the full video with subtitles for more information about who Siri Nidhan is, how she started to offer the Kundalini Yoga practice at the hospital, how she made this beautiful seva a reality, and what were the challenges she had to face to continue to provide support to others.