Who Am I?
I am Raghubir and I am an artist, educator and yogi. I teach Kundalini Yoga and meditation and I teach art. My interest as an artist is to open conversations about how we access and interact with the subtle realms; how spiritual practice and art practice are one and the same. Another part of these conversations is how as artists, we have a moral responsibility to share our sensitivity and skills with the planet in any way we can that uplifts and transforms community, the environment, our children, and each other. As yogis, we practice the tools and technology to become aware of our own human condition and to raise our own consciousness. As yoga teachers, it's our responsibility to instruct and help others to do the same. In this way, we can assist in the growth and development of one person who, in turn can contribute to the cumulative happiness of community. As a teaching artist, I take my life experience (which includes my spiritual practice), and I apply it to the subjects I teach as an arts educator.
What is Kundalink?
When Kundalink started in 2008, it was intended to be a one-stop Kundalini Yoga clothing, product and information resource. Over time it became a project to bring together all aspects of teaching, studying, practicing, and living a Creative Life through the embodiment of Yogi Bhajan's teachings. I think of it as an umbrella under which All Things Kundalini can reside.
The Art of Creative Living is something that anyone can master. It is meditation in action. It is accessible to everyone and can transform the most mundane task into the most sublime act of gratitude and service. As both an artist and teacher/practitioner of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for many years, I have experienced how the teachings of Yogi Bhajan can take your life from the ordinary to the extraordinary; from the impossible to the possible. You will find that you can apply these time-tested teachings of Yogi Bhajan to any industry, project or pursuit and can be more focused, energetic and productive as a result. Practicing Kundalini Yoga helps to you to navigate this world in a more graceful and fulfilling way. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation makes everything you do better! And if you are working with creativity, there is no better way to access and maintain it's flow.
Kundalink also includes a small collection of products that are made for especially for YOU so that you don't have to spend time searching high and wide to get simple and comfortable 100% natural fiber yoga clothing and conscious products. And while you are here, you can purchase DVDs, private sessions, and even hand-made Italian Sneakers that were designed to spread yogic teachings one step at a time, and other Kundalink endorsed products for your active and creative lifestyle.
What is Blueprint for Creativity?
Helping people give birth to their true creative selves is something I've done for most of my life. My vast knowledge and experience as an artist and arts educator gives me practical knowledge of the creative process in many fields including visual arts, music, performance, and sports. I've taught the effect of Kundalini Yoga on creativity inside of the Los Angeles School System to high school students at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as well as teaching workshops at the Rhode Island School of Design, UCLA, and OTIS College of Art and Design. As a professional artist, I have also trained dozens of assistants and associates to have the courage, initiative and confidence to work in the professional art arena. I have also participated and trained for many sporting events myself and utilize the yogic approach for improving athletic performance and a competitive edge. I teach classes and workshops all over the LA area and will travel anywhere to share these teachings. Whether they know it or not, my students at LACHSA and OTIS are benefiting from yogic tools on how to think creatively when handling problems or impasses in their work.
I have utilized my skills as an artist, educator and yogi and help individuals put together a workable plan for creative transformation which I like to call a Blueprint for Creativity...Everyone (and I mean every one) can design their own individual blueprint that works for them.
What is The Eleven Yogic Arts of Creative Living?
The Eleven Yogic Arts of Creative Living is a book I am currently editing and getting ready to self-publish; the result of many passionate years of research, practice and presenting the material in workshops and classes in yoga studios, colleges, high schools and art institutions. Originally conceived of as a series of volumes that would explore the progressive depth of consciousness that is achieved as a result of the academic and physical rigor of studying yogic technology, this volume distilled the many years of research and practice into one comprehensive easy-to-read handbook for living an extraordinary and creative life. Filled with anecdotes, quotes and practical tools and exercises, this is a yoga manual for people of any age who want to improve their creative skills, learn how to handle challenges, get tips on overcoming artistic blocks, and gaining a better understanding of how creativity "works". Not just another yoga manual, The Eleven Yogic Arts of Creative Living unpacks how Yogi Bhajan's Universal Law of Creativity - to conceive, flourish and deliver - informs absolutely everything we do.
One can use this volume as a guide for setting up a daily personal spiritual and artistic practice, for deep transformative work, or as a curriculum for teaching Kundalini Yoga through the lens of Creativity. Using yogic technology, you will be able to put together your very own "blueprint for creativity". Anyway you choose to use it, this book will open your eyes to how to generate, manage, and deliver the creative power within.
Are you interested in helping me self-publish The Eleven Yogic Arts of Creative Living?
What is Kundalini Yoga? Kundalini is your creative potential. You experience it when the energy of the glandular system combines with the energy of the nervous system to create such a sensitivity that the totality of the brain receives signals and integrates them. Then you become totally & wholly aware, and your creative potential becomes available to you.
The power of Kundalini Yoga also lies in the actual experience. It goes right into your heart and extends your consciousness so you may have a wider horizon of grace and of knowing the truth. Ultimately you come to understand your existence in relationship to the universe and understand you already are and this brings you to the practical experience of Infinity. You can then radiate creativity and infinity in all aspects of your daily life.
Kundalini Yoga is considered the most comprehensive and holistic of yogas, combining meditation, asanas (physical exercises), mantra and pranayam (breathing exercises). “Kundalini” literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.” This poetic metaphor describes the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each and every one of us; enabling us to merge with universal consciousness. Fusing individual and universal consciousness, the micro and the macro, is what yoga is all about.
How can Kundalini Yoga improve your life? There is no time like the present to take control of your life. Excuses, bad habits, distractions are all self-made in order to keep you from being the most creative YOU that you can be. Why? Because sometimes it's easier just to stay where we are; bad habits and all. Or maybe you might end up being successful and you're unsure of how that might feel or affect your life as it is.
Kundalini Yoga can help you in many ways by making you aware, mentally flexible and courageous so that you can successfully navigate your life. It can help you to identify the obstacles and difficulties that hold you back from living the creative life you want. It can and will help you to get in touch with your most powerful, positive, productive, and peaceful CREATIVE SELF. Once you do, you'll be amazed how easy and stress-free your life can be...but all you have to do is start.
Who is Yogi Bhajan? From the first moment he began to teach Kundalini Yoga he declared. “I have come to create teachers, not to gather students. I have come by my Guru’s grace to serve those souls who shall serve the Aquarian Age.” He began to share a body of teachings which we call “Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan.” With perfect consciousness and grace he built an institution, a house of teachings, to serve the Aquarian consciousness. A student asked him, “How can I get to know you better?” He replied. “I am my teachings. Read them, practice them, and you will know me.” By his sacrifice, devotion and consciousness he left us a legacy, not a lineage, and a path; not a personality.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan From The Aquarian Teachers Level One Textbook by Yogi Bhajan, published by the Kundalini Research Institute.
This is my teacher Harijiwan spelling things out in a clear and real way so that everyone can understand what's going on. If you'd like to read more about Harijiwan, the trainings he leads (that I teach at and help to administrate), see more videos, etc. etc. you can visit his website at www.harijiwan.com . If you are interested in any of his teacher trainings, you can contact me or go through his website.
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