Kundalini is best understood as a technology designed to let “householders” or someone who lives in a house with a family (rather than one who pursues a lifetime meditating in the forest) experience the truth of their being in the context of the universe. The movements, mantras and breath patterns are like the most powerful and practical apps to cultivate awareness…long before there were apps. Practicing Kundalini removes inner conflict (between the mind, body, soul, and the soul’s mission) and creates radiance.
In our experience the practice of Kundalini does a great job to counteract the effects of the exponential amount of information our bodies and minds metabolize on a daily basis , and leaves us feeling balanced and energized. You can find out more about the history of Kundalini here and what to expect in a Kundalini Class.
We are so excited to create place for these teachings, and a place for everyone’s Kundalini to rise and grow. And we are even more excited we get to do this in in La Jolla. The ancient yogic texts say it takes 8.4 million lifetimes to incarnate as a human. We believe it takes at least another 8.4 million lifetimes to incarnate as a human that gets to live in San Diego and practice Kundalini yoga.
Sheel Seidler, Founder
I began practicing Kundalini when I was pregnant with my first child. I loved the prenatal technology I learned in classes about what was happening with my physical body, my auric body and my daughter’s journey and our shared arcline. (I wasn’t hearing this stuff anywhere else, that was for sure!)
Although I grew up in a traditional Sikh family, hearing the mantras and learning about the Gurus, it wasn’t until practicing Kundalini that these teachings came alive to me—at every level.
At the time, I was also quite anxious about transitioning out of my law career—I was terrified I was going to lose my “value” in the world. I remember doing a meditation and a voice said that if I did a daily meditation I would never worry about my value again. In Kundalini we call daily meditation sadhana. So I did my sadhana and continue to do so, and I have no plans of stopping. I even named my daughter Sadhana. I’ve never felt more loved or valuable. And I have begun to intuitively handle situations that used to baffle me.
My favorite mantra is the Ray Man Shabad. The sound current of this “song” calms my mind and gets me ready for my day like nothing else. Yogi Bhajan said that, “[This shabad] can lead to a perfect state of mental health and surrounding spirit.”
My wish is to create a special place for all to experience Self, obtain balance and bliss in a steady, non-fleeting way.