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There is a beautiful tradition in the 3HO and Sikh Dharma communities that is done when someone dies. Whether it is a beloved friend or relative, or someone we never knew, this tradition assists the departing soul in its journey home, as well as giving comfort to those left behind.
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.