Back in 2003, I was going through a really bad patch. My marriage and career was failing, my father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and my previous work boss and good friend died of a sudden heart attack.
I was in more than a ‘slump’ and I was dragging the people closest to me down towards my hell-hole.
It was recommended to me that I should try Yoga. So at the supermarket in Hastings south-east of Melbourne I had the good fortune of randomly choosing a DVD by this man Nirvair Singh Khalsa from his video series called Kundalini Yoga For Beginners. Soon after I procured the whole set and never looked back. I have tried many other Kundalini yoga videos since then, but I found they didn’t hold a candle up to the ingenious teachings of Nirvair Singh Khalsa. This wonderful video series has since been made available on you tube:
I see this magnum opus of yoga teaching as more a gift of wisdom than I do purely a series of exercises. It has had an immense impact on not only my physical health, but my emotional and spiritual well being. I haven’t met Nirvair in person, but I feel like I almost know him because he has been teleported to my lounge room on average 3 times a week for 15 years. I cannot recommend more highly Nirvair Singh Khalsa’s videos.
I should add that I am in no way affiliated with Nirvair’s ventures except to say I hope more people get hooked onto the enjoyable and relaxing benefits of yoga to find that sense of calm and peace within.
To quote Nirvair:
‘Students of this yoga, enjoy a deep sense of relaxation they get over a period of time. They learn to relax quickly. The other main compliment from students is how their backs feel better. Students gain heightened body awareness. How you sit, how you walk, your posture, the chair you sit in – all these things contribute to what shape your back is in. The glandular system will be well affected. You’ll find your digestion is better. You’ll find you have a more youthful appearance and gain a deep sense of calm over a period of time. You’ll gain flexibility, strength and immune system health.’