Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life by Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa
“The sole purpose of life is the soul.” – Yogi Bhajan
Learn to express your soul’s longing, delve into images that awaken your imagination and speak of a truth yet unexplored. Allow Art & Yoga to take you on a journey to your intuitive, creative and authentic self-the True Being, awakened! This book is for anyone interested in yoga and the arts. It explains how to create a daily Art and Yoga practice. It provides step-by-step guidelines for producing art and doing yoga as complementary practices individually, in a group, or in community. Yogis will find creative exercises to deepen their experience of yoga, while artists will discover simple, yet profound yoga and meditation practices that will help their creative flow, focus, and intuition. Along the way, we will draw inspiration from the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, nature, artists of the past, and recent developments in healing and spirituality. There is no need to know how to draw, paint, meditate, or do yoga to use this book. The art exercises are designed to make the experience accessible and fun, while also introducing a variety of inexpensive, safe, and easy-to-obtain art materials. Any experience you bring to the process will be helpful. If you teach yoga or art or if you work as a healer, you’ll find inspiration and practical ways to deepen your professional practice.
Art & Yoga is a beautiful, clear, and useful book. It presents an accessible practice of yoga and art for healing oneself and one’s community. –Deepak Chopra
I am happy that Hari Kirin Kaur has created such a beautiful and simple guide for how to bring the practice of Kundalini Yoga into the practice of art. When you conscientiously call your spirit into the service of your art it brings deep fulfillment and joy. –Snatam Kaur
Unroll your yoga mat, open your sketchbook, and allow your innate creativity to flourish, guided by this irresistible, inspiring book. Internationally renowned artist and yoga teacher Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa draws on a lifetime’s worth of hands-on experience in the art studio, and her many years as a student of Yogi Bhajan, to create a fully integrated practice of art and yoga that is accessible to newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike. Through the integration of movement and meditative awareness, heart-opening yoga practices and joyfully creative art exercises, we are reminded of the beauty of self-expression and the interdependence of all things. As Hari Kirin so generously demonstrates, Art & Yoga has the power to heal the mind, the spirit, and the body; it may even begin to heal the world. –Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day Hari Kirin has created a stunning and important book. It is visually arresting and beautiful. It is practical and useful. But finally, it is an important book because it creates something rare and difficult to achieve: a marriage between soul and spirit—a marriage between the soulful longings of our bodies and psyches to live in and on the earth, and the powerful calling of our spirits to soar into the transcendent realms. –Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self and The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living Hari Kirin gives us a way to touch our hearts, express our souls and bring new dimensions of joy and creativity into our yoga practice and our lives. A must-read. –Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Director of Training, Kundalini Research Institute So many within the art and healing community long for a book integrating the traditions of yoga, contemplative practice, and creative expression, that longing is realized here with clarity, precision, and visual elegance. Art & Yoga inspires and invites participation and discovery; it is an exercise of the embodied intelligence and imagination carried by the deep streams of the respective traditions and renewed through their partnership which Hari Kirin has embraced as her life’s work. –Shaun McNiff, Lesley University