Something that has really changed my life is finding Kundalini Yoga. A few years ago, I started smoking a lot of cannabis. I mean a lot. I would wake and bake, smoke throughout the day and have another session before bed. It consumed my life and it really helped open me up to myself. I feel like it got me thinking on a higher level and I started to become interested in spiritual things. Yoga, meditation and the Universe all started to become important to me. I was becoming fascinated with it and the more I smoked cannabis the more my mind expanded. I wanted to learn more about things like connecting to my higher self and living my most authentic life. I felt like I was becoming a hippie lol.
When I discovered kundalini yoga and the chakras, I was hooked. I would smoke a joint and do this type of yoga and I would feel freaking incredible afterwards. It was like I was vibrating at a whole different level. None of the petty crap from my past bothered me anymore. I released all my negative blocks and was present in the now. After this yoga, my body would literally be vibrating, I felt like some type of magic was happening to me. I felt more connected to myself and felt like I was being guided to greater things.
Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. Through body movement, breathe work and chanting, it helps to align your chakras and release your kundalini energy, so you can become your true authentic self. To learn more about Kundalini Yoga, I found this Introduction To Kundalini Yoga very helpful: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-mccrae/introduction-to-kundalini-the-yoga-of-awareness_b_6862914.html
I like to do this type of yoga basically everyday. I find that it just helps me to stay focused in the present and come from a calm, positive place. Which I think is so important. You need to be centered when chasing your dreams. I know I can get overwhelmed sometimes. I know what my end vision of what I want out of life is, but I can get so caught up in the day to day that it almost seems impossible. So, I do this yoga along with meditation & journaling, and feel at peace as I get what I need to get done for the day. Success is instilled in you through the habits you do everyday. I made sure to make kundalini yoga one of my everyday habits, so I would stay centered as I expressed the highest version of myself. It’s funny because they say not to unleash your kundalini energy if you’re not prepared to handle what goes along with it. What happens when you do this yoga and unleash this energy is that you get set into motion to becoming your true self. It’s not going to be easy and it’s not going to be a clear path, but as long as you keep working on yourself everyday you will become the best version of you ever.
Although I no longer smoke cannabis, I have found that what it opened me up to was amazing. Kundalini yoga will be a part of my life forever and I’m so happy I found it!
Here’s one my all time favourite kundalini yoga videos to follow along to and it’s the one I do almost every morning: Raw Kundalini Yoga (add link here)
And here’s a little video I made explaining kundalini yoga a little bit more: