Yesterday was my first experience of White Tantric Yoga! I went on a whim, half unsure if I could spend the money and if I was ready enough as I started my journey into Kundalini a few months ago. I did it anyway- and I’m so glad I did!
I had heard and read that white tantric was great for clearing subconscious blocks, someone even said it was like 6 months of therapy in one day. It sounded like powerful stuff, the best way finish January and propel me into the year ahead.
“Doing White Tantric Yoga is a time to befriend your soul. It is a time to easily release old life issues or heal soul lessons. It gives you a chance to transform within the grace of the group’s support.” – Spirit Voyage
I made it to the Town Hall by 8am (just a walk over the road from High Street Kensington tube station) where a group of people wearing all white and white head covers were gathered. There I happened to meet in the crowd a guy that had created a Facebook group for the event and we switched stories of our yoga journies as we’ve both been doing it for only a few months.
We went in and settled down our belongings, taking only our valuables, yoga mat and blanket to the main hall. There we sat cross legged in rows, with a partner in front of us. Sumpuran Kaur (and another who I can’t find the name of) guided us through meditations, singing, shared stories and introduced Yogi Bhajan video clips.
The theme for this year was Re new to be New, there was a lot of focus on the power of thought and oneness.
There were 6 mantras with mudra done in partners, sometimes eyes opened looking at each other times closed. Each on lasted just a little over 60 minutes- it was intense! That is compared to previous years where they lasted just 11 minutes each.
Afterwards there was a break to stretch and fruit provided. I’m very grateful for the free fruit to boost my levels and the vegetable curry for lunch was delicious too.
There were so many things I noticed during and afterwards. One is that the power of thought, will and endurance prevailed through it all. Through aching arms, sleepy eyes, distracting thoughts. I kept up through it all.
I also found that with each mantra it was as if I was finding a new way to get through the challenge ahead, whether it be focusing on being more still, listening to others singing or chanting louder myself. At time I truly felt like I was giving and receiving support from the whole room.
The last two mantras Har Har Wahe Guru and Ardas Bhaee Amar Das Guru felt like a powerful shift in my outer attention and focus and my inner self and power.
I left the town hall feeling great, full of energy and took the trains home. I finished the day with an essential oil bath, a spare portion of the vege curry and golden milk drink.