Yogi Bhajan said:
You know when they say that “when you are ready, a teacher will appear”? Well, for me that was Yogi Bhajan and Kundalini Yoga and meditation.
When I was 8 or 9 years old, my mom was into Transcendental Meditation (or TM) and she had me meet with the master. I was given a word and I was to practice this meditation twice a day for 20 minutes. Every time I did it, I fell asleep! Which probably was what I needed and also probably what my mom needed (Hahahaha. Love you Mom!)
I had then and still have now a lot of energy! So then flash to many, many years later when a friend asked me to go along to a Kundalini Yoga class. When the meditation involved a Mudra (hand position) that was moving and a Mantra to chant out loud . . . Wowowowow . . . I was just blown away. I didn’t have to sit still or be quiet.
Now in Kundalini, not all of the meditations are moving or out loud but a good number of them are and I tended to gravitate to those. For me that was the gateway to stillness! As the years have gone by, my body now just relaxes when I sit cross-legged on the floor. It’s ready, willing, and wanting that mental break, the calm, the stillness, and clarity that comes from doing the meditations.
This a worthy thing to do for yourself. That is why I am giving you guys a Kundalini Meditation every month. I want you to do them; to see, experience, observe, and quiet the loud chatter that goes on between our ears and distracts you from your path, purpose, the present, and all the goodies that are ready for you to step into. Is it the only way to quiet that mental chatter? No, but for me it has been the most powerful and life changing way.
Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.