3 April 2015

What Makes Kundalini Yoga Different

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What makes Kundalini Yoga different?

What is a kriya?

Is this whole thing a cult, or what?

What’s with the white clothing and the turbans?

I’ve heard people shake and get dizzy in class, what’s the deal?

Your questions and curiosities have been witnessed, you bright seekers.

I thought it best to have a chat over video. Press Play.

Just in case you need another reason why I love this form of yoga, here it is.

Due to the sheer number of focal points throughout the practice;

the breath,

the movement,

the focal point for the eyes,

the mudra (hand positioning),

and the mantra (sound vibration),

you’re able to anchor and surrender your mind and enter into timelessness.
Rather than simply observing the breath or sensations within the body, you consciously self-hypnotise yourself into a space in which the ego can be deposited and your expansiveness can be sensed with every cell of you.

Humbling. Revealing. Completely awe-inspiring. Personal.

I think that’s the best I can do in trying to sum up the experience in words ;)

In the video I mentioned the importance of specifics in Kundalini yoga. Here’s an example of how the specificity of time plays out.


3 minutes: Affects circulation (blood) and electromagnetic field.

11 minutes: Changes glandular system and nerves.

22 minutes: Balances and coordinates the three minds.

31 minutes: Affects all the cells and rhythms of the body and all layers of the mind’s projection.

62 minutes: Changes the gray matter of the brain. Integrates the subconscious “shadow mind” and the outer projection.

2 ½ hours: Holds the new pattern in the subconscious mind by the surrounding universal mind.


Sadhana (or personal practice)

Committing to a personal practice makes the meditation process of transformation and self-discovery your own. To master the effects of a meditation, practice it as a sadhana, as a daily discipline. This will develop a life-promoting habit. Habit controls us so much that it is said that we can actually change our destiny by changing our habits. We can use various cycles of the human mind to help replace unwanted patterns of behaviour with new, more positive ones.

40 days: Change a habit.

90 days: Confirm the habit.

120 days: You are the new habit.

1,000 days: Mastery of the new habit.

What you can expect from here on out?

It’ll be my honour to continue to share these teachings here, in this space.

I’ll teach locally on the Gold Coast from July onwards.

My online eCourse, Still, Sweet & Sweaty, will be a beginner’s journey into Kundalini Yoga and Meditation (due to launch in the second half of the year).


In the meantime, ready to practice?

Google search your area or practice with Kia Miller online at yogaglo.com.

All my love,

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    • Venessa
      3 April 2015

      Loved this post Tara! I fell in love with Kundalini yoga when it cracked me open at Gabby's 'Miracles Now' Sydney workshop. With tears streaming down my face & every one of my cells vibrating & open to receiving, I knew this was for me. It integrates my music background, my ayurvedic studies, love of meditation & merging with the divine Self. I've been attending classes regularly here in Melbourne & have truly found a space where I am at home & at peace with All That Is, without judgement or having to change anything. I'm doing my first 40 day sadhana & enjoying this deeply personal & transformative practise. Wahe guru. Sat nam. Ness xx

    • Sarah
      3 April 2015

      What an amazing video and discussion surrounding the beautiful practice of Kundalini. I have been practicing yoga for several years---more of a vinyasa flow---and have just started my journey learning more about Kundalini. I am looking forward to hearing more vignettes from you in the future surrounding this practice. You bring such a light to anything you discuss....and especially this topic. Sending you so much love from the States. Sat nam.

    • 5 April 2015

      STOKED to hear about your upcoming online course xo

    • 7 April 2015

      Ive always been rather curious and intrigued by Kundalini, something about the next level devotion that seems to radiate from those who practice. I didn't really know much about it so thanks for sharing this in such a simple, understandable, non-intimidating way babe! I might just visit a class next time I am back home in Sydney, or perhaps even one of your classes if I am on the GC, I think that would be quite the experience :) xx

    • 11 April 2015

      Thanks Tara! Kundalini yoga has been on my radar for a while now. It's definitely a practice I want to try. My young daughter went to a kundalini yoga and art day this week, and has been chanting ever since! xo

    • 10 May 2015

      Oh, Tara thank you so much for your beautiful intro & explanation of Kundalini yoga which I have been starting to practise & learn about, but you explained it, where I now have greater understanding and appreciation for it. Thank you again - Sat Num xx

    • 11 June 2015

      Loved this so much, thank you Tara! I am so, so excited by your Kundalini journey, because I am so very excited about my own! I resonate with everything you said about the practice, especially the parts beyond description. We are so blessed to live in this time and receive these teachings so that we may pass them on to others. I am really excited about your upcoming course. Sat Nam.

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