Kundalini Yoga For Beginners – Nirvair Singh Khalsa

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vlcsnap-2014-03-09-09h15m29s211Back 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 more than in a ‘slump’.

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:

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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32 comments on “Kundalini Yoga For Beginners – Nirvair Singh Khalsa
  1. badfinger20 says:

    I’ve seen other blogs on this and I’ve wanted to try this and meditation. With my IT job…it comes with a lot of stress and sitting…two bad combinations. I do walk 3 miles a day…but still I would like to try.

    • Well if you want to dip your toes into yoga then I couldn’t think of a better way of doing it than starting with this video here. Just make sure you do it with minimum interruption and intrusion.
      Yoga is just a great tool to have in the arsenal when you need a lift or just to reset the senses and alignment of the body. Very beneficial for people who sit a lot.
      Did you get my feedback on Duck soup?

      • badfinger20 says:

        No I didn’t get your feedback… hold on

      • I forgot to add if you were to end up practicing it using the video, you would do 1 episode at a time. So the video on my page contains Episode 1 and 2. Episode 1 gives you a good overview.

      • badfinger20 says:

        I will give it a try….. I’m on my phone and your comment is not showing. When I get home I’ll look it up on my laptop…. phones show only so many comments

      • It’s on your recent Ringo star post. It’s just a very brief post to say that I thought it was a lot of fun. Wait till you get home

  2. Thank you for sharing this yoga video! 😊

    • You’re welcome Sonya. It’s always nice when you pop in. I appreciate it. I hope this message finds you well.

      • Thank you, Matt. I had some back pain this week, but I’m returning to health. I hope all is well for you.

      • I’m glad you are feeling better! I admit I’ve had a rough last few days with an unforseen health scare, but results came back normal. Lots of Vitamin B and I’m feeling A1 again. The funny thing is, soon after updating this yoga article I suddenly felt pretty bad. I couldn’t get back to sleep. You see, I woke up tired. So I thought what can I do? So I did episode 10 of this Kundalini Yoga series and soon after fell right back to sleep. I’ve felt really good ever since. Nirvair’s Yoga always comes to my assistance when I most need it. It’s always been my go-to resource when I need to get myself out of a rut. So I feel blessed for that.
        I hope you have a wonderful day Sonya.

      • Thank you for sharing this news with me — thank goodness results came back normal! 🎉 I’m so glad you had a resource to help you when you were in a rut. I feel the same way about Relaxercise. It is healing my back. No pills required. I guess we both were going through something this week. I’ll be sending prayers and healing energy your way today. 🙏😇

      • I wouldn’t ordinarily share news like that with anyone, but you are not ‘anyone’!
        I used to use the series more often, but that was perhaps because I found myself in more ‘ruts’ in the past.
        So I’m curious.. what is Relaxercise? Where did you come across it? That’s great you don’t need to use medication.
        Thank you for your blessings. It means a lot to me. I also hope for your continued recovery. You are in my thoughts.

      • Thank you, Matt! 🙏 It means a lot to me to have your trust. And thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I’ve learned that if 2 people send each other positive thoughts at the same time, it amplifies the positive effects. Ready? Go!. . .Haha! 😂
        Relaxercise is a series of gentle exercises that reprogram the neuromuscular system to release muscular tension. My family chiropractor recommended Relaxercise to us. I’ve been doing at least one a day, and I don’t think I’d be walking or functioning if I didn’t have them.

      • Yes, it’s nice to have that reaffirming and collaborative synchronization thing going on with another person! Haha, that was a bit wordy and overzealous. Oh well, that’s what good vibes will do! Hehe
        I’m definitely going to look into Relaxercise. Do you know any go-to places on the net to learn about it or should it only be practiced in conjunction with the advice of a trained physician? I’m glad it has been so enormously helpful to you.
        That is wonderful and admirable on your part that you were able to recover from such a debilitating injury. Hats off to you Ma’am! Lets see you getting better and better!

      • Yes, good vibes! 😊 You have creative writing talent.

        Here is the link to order them:

        You can purchase them separately or in a bundle. They are so gentle, I have a hard time believing that any practitioner would tell you not to use them. In fact, you can even visualize the instructions without moving, and the exercises will have a positive effect on your physiology. It’s even gentler than yoga, and most practitioners encourage that practice.

      • Thank you very much for the link. I’ll have a look at it later because I am about to go out now. I understand what you mean by the positive effect of visualization. I find that works with meditation, but I’m still a novice in that realm.
        Have a wonderful day Sonya! Thanks again for your compliments about my writing. I just reblogged a post ‘Snapshot of My Life as a temp’ which I wrote in my early 30’s. It’s one of just a handful of excerpts from a book I wrote around that time which I can look back on still admire the quality of writing. It’s offensive and crude and I was a in a bit of bad spot those days, but I still really like the writing in that excerpt. I cannot say that about the majority of what I have written in the past. Anyway, on-wards and upwards as they say!

      • Yes, Matt. I think the most beautiful parts of ourselves are the parts that we heal. Life is best walked when we are healed, and those “shadow” parts bring us back to our wholeness. Have a wonderful day of healing. Sending you sunshine and smiles today! 😊☀️

      • You have many pearls of spiritual wisdom and it’s nice to be peppered with these. Thank you.
        Another post I wrote recently, ‘Ingmar Bergman and Wild Strawberries’ I actually borrowed a title from one of your recent posts:
        ‘The effect one has on others is the most valuable currency there is in life’.
        You see the affect you are having?

      • Wow! Your comment just made my day!! 🌟 Thank you!

      • As your comments have made mine!

  3. Saania2806 says:

    Wow, seems interesting. Yoga always seems to help me too..

    • Hi there. Thanks for commenting and following my blog. To be honest, I don’t know what I would have done without yoga in my life. It has come through for me so many times when I have found myself in a ‘rut’ or even a ginormous hole!
      What yoga do you practice?

      • Saania2806 says:

        So in India there is the Tadasana (which is the mountain position), Vrikshasana (which is the tree pose), Trikonasana (which is a triangle pose.) And lots of others too. Along with that I also practice some breathing techniques.

      • My understanding is ‘Kundalina Yoga’ is a very ancient form of yoga which originates from India and Hindu philosophy. It’s interesting to read which postures you practice and there original names. Thanks.

      • Saania2806 says:

        My pleasure, good luck with yoga. The effect is only visible once you practice it every day for at least 30 minutes, that way you get mindfulness and headspace 🙂
        Will keep visiting your page. I wrote a brief post on meditation and breathing, You are more than welcome to check that out too. Have an awesome day ahead!

      • Thank you for your advice. Yes, I need to practice it daily rather than intermittently.
        Also, I will keep visiting your page to find some philosophical insights I can incorporate into my life.
        I will look for your meditation and breathing post.
        Once again, thank you.

      • Saania2806 says:

        My absolute pleasure, cheers 👌😊

  4. elizabethsadhu says:

    This is fun because I have known Nirvair Singh since 1974. Not in close touch now, but how fun to see him here. He is an awesome KY teacher. I am an old Kundalini Yogi and chanter from way back. I found you because you had liked my comment on Maria Chambers blog post. Wahe Guru!

    • Wow, you knew him in person. Lucky you! It’s a small world. What’s he like in person? I imagine you still practice KY? In fact I am just about to do episode 12 from his beginner series now. As I said in my post I almost feel like I know him in person because I practice his series so often. It doesn’t surprise me you think he is an awesome teacher if this series is anything to go by. Well I’m glad I clicked ‘Like’ on your comment so you ended up coming here. Thanks so much for commenting. How interesting!

      • elizabethsadhu says:

        I lived in an ashram with he and his wife in Oregon back in 1975. It was right before they moved to Alaska. He is a sweet and kind man. Gentle. I am what I call a reform Sikh. I practice some yoga, lots of meditation and I chant a lot. Nice to meet you here!!! Sat Nam!!

      • What a fantastic experience that must have been. I’m glad he is as sweet in person as he appears in his videos.
        I just finished practicing a head turning ‘Wahe Guru’ chant in episode 12. Loved it.
        Thanks again for popping in. It’s actually really nice to have chatted with someone who knew Nirvair in person. Sat Nam!

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