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Gemstones and crystals are some of the oldest and highest vibration materials on the planet. Used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations, from the Egyptians to the Aztecs, gemstones have been used in healing rituals as well as jewelry and as talismans for their powerful ability to release mental, physical, and spiritual blockages.
The spiritual awareness cultivated in Kundalini Yoga practice is even more vitalizing when it is used in service of others. In the most concise terms, seva means to give without asking for anything in return. To serve without reward. To uplift and inspire those who need it.
The thought of a cold shower first thing in the morning can be shocking at first (unless, of course, you’re one of the 43% of people worldwide without the luxury of hot water). Known as Ishnaan in the East, and popularized by Wim Hof, Tony Robbins, and the world of Kundalini Yoga, cold showers are a form of hydrotherapy with proven benefits for good health.
Aside from self-expression and beauty, the hair in many traditions and cultures around the world has been revered as a source of power. Kundalini Yoga honors and encourages specific practices around haircare. Although these are by no means required, you may be interested in experimenting to see how they can enhance your experience of Kundalini Yoga.
Onions, garlic, and ginger are known as the Trinity Roots. In the yogic diet, these foods are essential for cleansing, sustaining, and producing energy. They detoxify our internal organs, feed our glandular system, regenerate our creative and sexual energy, stimulate our immune system, and help clean and rebuild our brain function and entire nervous system.