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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 94 – Surjot Kaur Talks About The Power of Kundalini Yoga

Another fun episode today with Surjot Kaur! We talk how to get paid to write, teaching Kundalini and the power behind that type of yoga and much more!

Surjot Kaur embraced Yoga practice over 24 years ago.  She is a mother, writer, drummer and yoga teacher who has completed over 500 hours of Yoga teacher training.  She works as an assistant to Yogi Amandeep Singh, a world-renown yogi who leads trainings and yatras in India.  Surjot Kaur (pronounced Sir Jote Kawr) is a spiritual name that means the Princess of the Universal Vibration that holds the whole Creation together.  She appreciates the mystical dimensions of Yoga and teaches with great joy and heart.  Sat Naam! 

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Special thanks to Surjot for joining me on the show. Until next time!

 
 

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 72 With My Dad and Little Brother – Like A Yogi

My brother and I have a ton of fun messing with our Dad, it comes from a higher love, like Steve Winwood 1983. This was recorded during Thanksgiving at my dads house and I was relentless with the yoga talk but think its starting to sink in, I could totally see my Dad trying a class now. Although he has a love for cigarettes, soda, lighter guns, CD’s and war world II books, I felt a shift in him this day. We get pretty serious about Steve Winwood (higher love 1983) and the real meaning of thanksgiving. We also touch on the underwater cigarette and think it could really be a thing, but also realize that it wouldn’t line up very well with a yoga business so I have decided to ditch that idea. Listen in and enjoy your day!

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Special thanks to my Dad and Little Brother for joining me this week. Until next time!

A Rebel Embraces Tradition

I have never been a person who adheres to traditions naturally. It always made more sense to make my own way, to take one teaching from here and another from there, mash them together and develop my own viewpoint. I suppose I’ve been sort of a rebel, but in the least cool kind of way. More like an outcast who doesn’t really fit in anywhere. 

Lately my yoga teaching has uncovered a new aspect of my personality. I find myself subordinating my own intentions or personality and putting myself in service of the practices of yoga. These are practices, physical and mental, that I know from experience to be quite powerful and transformative. I know that if others simply do the practices – though admittedly it is not so simple – they will undergo the same transformations that I have experienced.

And so it is not my instruction or the power of my radiant personality that might make me an effective teacher. It is the degree to which I can get the students to do the practices with integrity. No more and no less. A personal story might lift the mood of a class, but it doesn’t necessarily improve the students’ relationships with the practices. And it is the practices that transform us, not the personality or brilliance of a teacher. (You may have read about what happens when students follow a teacher instead of the practices. Cult-like communities form that almost always lead to abuse, corruption and lawsuits.)

I have never been in this position before, realizing that my viewpoint is not important except in the way that it can clearly communicate these practices of body, breath and mind. The true power is in the practices themselves. Now I sound like a traditionalist, encouraging adherence to the “proper way of doing things.” It is not that these practices work because they are traditional. They have become traditional because they work.

 

This was written by Scott Lamps, a yogi and yoga teacher living in Madison, WI, USA. He is the author of the Ghosh Yoga Practice Manuals and an editor of Buddha Bose‘s lost manuscript of 84 Yoga Asanas