Adieu, My Perfect Teacher
I am leaving my teacher and here is why I had this vision not very long ago: There is a balloon salesman on the street, holding a bunch of balloons. A moment comes that he needs to use the toilet. There is a shop nearby with one. Of course he will never fit through the door,…Read More
Kundalini Yoga, Back to Business As Usual?
I thought I was done writing about Yogi Bhajan, but I am not. I don’t know if many people know the term ‘iconoclasm,’ but in Dutch, we have this word “beeldenstorm.” It roughly means “image storm” or “statue storm” in English. The Black Lives Matter movement tears down the statues of slavers still revered as…Read More
How to choose a yoga teacher?
Smell. At least, in the Kaula Tantra tradition, that’s what you do: you get right up to them, and if she smells right, that’s your teacher. In practice, the process is rarely so clean. We get stuck with whomever we end up with. The yoga teacher on the corner or the internet. Perhaps a famous…Read More
Kundalini Yoga beyond the form
Even though much value is still placed on the form, kundalini yoga can do well without its various religious expressions, like turban and other spiritual clothesRead More