by Jodh Kaur
Change is inevitable. What’s exciting is we have the capacity to dictate change through our actions, thoughts and daily habits. Our attitude and how we embrace this change also influence its trajectory. Once we have that momentum going, all we need to do is keep up.
What brought me to Kundalini Yoga was the resolve that “I can’t live like this anymore.” I was a newlywed who recently earned my Master’s Degree, yet I was living with stress and chronic neck pain that left me feeling old, burned out and exhausted. An emotional breakdown was my line in the sand.
My soul was called to Kundalini Yoga. When I attended my first class, I knew I was where I was meant to be. In my second class I learned about the 40 day commitment and started mine that day. Within 40 days my neck pain had resolved. This was pain that periodically had me frozen in bed, it was pain that no healer or healthcare practitioner could help me with. At 32, I thought I would live with for the rest of my life. And it was gone. Within 40 days.
Truthfully, I never looked back. Why would I?
Over the last 11 years, I have healed myself over and over through my daily practice. I have experienced ongoing change in my life spurred and supported by breath, mantra and movement. While I may not approach my mat with the same enthusiasm every day, there is no question that I will practice. I keep up because I know it works. I keep up to continue to grow and change. I keep up because I don’t want to go back. I keep up for me, my relationships, for you, for us, for this community. I keep up.
It’s a simple choice, every day to keep moving forward. Just keep up. And don’t stop.
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Kundalini Yoga Quotes:
“I’d never felt anything like it; it was just an opening of energy and a feeling of such liberation.” -Marika Bethel, owner, Glowing House