Sat Naam friends,
I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of a powerful new book – “Kundalini Yoga for Evolving People” by MutShat Shemsut-Gianprem Kaur. As the CEO of the KRI, I wanted to share why I believe this book is so timely and important.
We are living in an age of great turmoil and unrest. People everywhere are facing tremendous challenges – from disease pandemics to climate crises to extreme political and economic polarization. Everything seems uncertain, and everything seems to be changing so rapidly. This causes daily stresses that take a toll on our minds, bodies and spirits. This is true for all of us, but is especially true for communities of color, who continue to experience systemic racism on top of it all.
But there are ancient tools available to help us heal, grow and evolve during these difficult times for humanity. Kundalini Yoga and meditation have been practiced for thousands of years to awaken inner power, clarity and peace. These transformative practices help purge negativity, balance the nervous system, strengthen immunity, and unlock our highest potential, regardless of race, gender, or background. As MutShat Shemsut-Gianprem Kaur beautifully shares, “Kundalini Yoga and meditation are vehicles through which personal transcendence can be achieved, leading to collective ascendancy.”
This sentiment is so, so key: “personal transcendence…leading to collective ascendancy.” This captures why Kundalini Yoga is so critical right now for the entire planet, for people of all races, ethnicities, genders, and identities. We aren’t just facing a problem (even a very big and/or complex one) that is “solvable” in the normal way we think of fixing broken systems. Our world is changing on such a deep and fundamental level right now that we need to usher in a whole new paradigm. Each of us needs to change how we view the world, and our sense of individual and collective identities. Only from those radically different internal vantage points will the new ways of being in the world emerge that can take us through the plethora of interrelated crises that we currently face. The only solution possible is to first turn inwards and change ourselves (being the change we want to see in the world, as Gandhi exhorted). Then, and only then, can we actually “solve” the problems we are facing. Of course, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation is one of the best techniques for such inner transformation, and this book is an excellent handbook and support tool for anyone looking to practice!
In this comprehensive guide, MutShat Shemsut-Gianprem Kaur provides practical meditations and kriyas for physical vitality, mental clarity, emotional balance and spiritual growth. Her message is that true liberation comes from self-realization – from knowing ourselves deeply and living in alignment with our highest purpose. This is the evolution of consciousness available to us all. And it is this evolution of consciousness that will save us all.
I truly believe this book, and the powerful yoga practices contained in it, can be a catalyst for healing deep wounds in our communities and within ourselves. It is a reminder that we each have an infinite reservoir of strength, wisdom and resilience within. Now is the time to tap into that power through the ancient science of Kundalini Yoga. Without changing ourselves through a powerful spiritual practice such as offered in this book, no amount of activism will create effective, lasting change.
I hope you will join me on this journey of discovery by diving into “Kundalini Yoga for Evolving People.” Let it inspire you, uplift you and unfold new dimensions of your being. We all have work to do – and joy to be had – on the path of evolution. This book is a beautiful guide for the road ahead, and is available for pre-sale now, with shipping to happen on October 15th. Please order your copy now, and keep practicing, keep uplifting yourself so that we can collectively ascend. I also welcome your thoughts and reflections. What most excites you about this book? What other topics would you like to see in future books from KRI? I look forward to walking this journey of self-transformation side-by-side with you.
In peace and possibility,
Amrit Singh Khalsa is the CEO at KRI. He earned his PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT and worked directly with Yogi Bhajan coordinated the 3HO legacy businesses and non-profit organizations, including KRI. After the passing of Yogi Bhajan, Amrit Singh served as the Chair of the Board for KRI for 7 years, and its Treasurer for 2 more years. Leaving a successful career in the health-food industry, Amrit is now dedicated full-time to the work of KRI.