7 Ways Kundalini Yoga Changed My Life


“Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite with infinity, and it’s the art to experience infinity in the finite.”
-Yogi Bhajan

Since 1999, I’ve practiced numerous styles of yoga. I started dabbling with Kundalini yoga a few months ago and was intrigued. According to the official Kundalini site, 3HO.org “Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool designed to give you an experience of your soul.”

I recently landed in Los Angeles and experienced a Kundalini immersion with Tej Khalsa—a celebrity instructor who has profoundly changed my life. Here’s what I’m experiencing as a result.

1. I feel more alive and alert

My senses are heightened, and I’m extremely aware of people’s energies and moods. As though a fog has lifted, I now clearly see the soul and aura of anyone with whom I interact. I also no longer want to drink alcohol (not that I was ever a big drinker)—dulling and numbing out are of no interest to me now.

2. Days flow more easily

After hitting a 90-minute Kundalini class daily for three consecutive weeks in Hollywood, I noticed that my days fell into an easier groove. That is to say, I felt less anxiety overall, and it is as though I float or glide through the day, not really freaking out about anything.

3. It’s given me more confidence

I’m a very outgoing person, but like most of us, I struggle with feeling a little stuck from time to time. I used to feel that unkind words or actions of others would linger—now, I can brush them aside. I move on, staying focused on attaining and maintaining happiness for myself and everyone with whom I interact. I feel sure of myself, and my self-worth is coming to the foreground.

4. My urge to do amazing things has swelled

I’ve met incredible, creative and interesting people via the Kundalini community, and I’m inspired by how brightly they shine their lights. I want to teach, write and create more, while being of service to all and raising my frequency, so that I might inspire others to do the same.

5. I want to love and be loved

A pure, blissful sensation of love has washed over me; I love being alive, I love myself, and I want to love others deeply. I’ve come to realize that I truly deserve to be loved fully and deeply. Kundalini has certainly stirred up my heart chakra, and I’ll continue to practice and maintain this openness.

6. I’m experiencing profound feelings of connection

I don’t feel as lonesome as I did before practicing with the Kundalini community in Hollywood. Everyone is friendly, socially interactive, and keen to help others via prayer, friendship, and even networking. I’ve made new friends that I’m certain I’ll maintain relationships with for the long haul.

7. I’m less concerned with petty things

I’m not sweating the proverbial small stuff. Don’t get me wrong; I still have my fair share of projects and challenges to tackle. Such is life. However, my spirit feels clean and free, so I’m not pulled down by small nuisances or minor setbacks. I feel as though I’m really on the right path, finally.

If you’d like to learn more about Kundalini yoga, visit https://www.3ho.org/kundalini-yoga and also http://ninetreasuresyoga.com.

Anna Maria Giambanco
Anna Maria Giambanco is a blogger, esthetician and seasoned yoga instructor. She teaches and presents Ayurvedic skincare workshops at studios all over North America. Anna has worked for Martha Stewart, Coach and Guess which is all very fancy, but she prefers teaching yoga above all. Since 2002, she has trained to teach many modalities including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra and she's currently furthering her studies in Yin Yoga. Follow her @barrebellayoga on Instagram and check out her blog, barrebella.tumblr.com where she shares tales of triumph and woe from the road.