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Kundalini Yoga School blog gives you extra background information on the Kriyas & Meditations we present in the practice videos. We are happy to share our insights about yogic philosophy, our love for food with healthy recipes and our tips & tricks for a yogic lifestyle.

Parsnip with a twist - Vegan dumplings

Parsnip with a twist - Vegan dumplings

Winter season is offering us a wonderful variety of yummy root veggies that perfectly go with the season. Take parsnip for example, with its sweet flavor and warming thermal nature it is a terrific ingredient for your soups, stews and oven roasts. Especially now with...

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Say what? Say 'snert' - a nourishing dutch pea soup

Say what? Say 'snert' - a nourishing dutch pea soup

Every country all over the world has their special dishes, normally filled with ingredients that grow locally. A good example of such a local dish in The Netherlands goes by the charming name of ‘snert’, a thick split pea soup filled with winter veggies. Traditionally...

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Beat the blues with beetroot

Beat the blues with beetroot

The days are getting shorter (and wetter here in Amsterdam) and temperatures are dropping. Now that we miss the bright and sunny days our moods also tend to drop more easily, a whole year before it’s summer again! Of course every season has its charm and autumn offers...

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Time to Heal

Time to Heal

As you may know, since the beginning of this year a very crucial process has begun within the Kundalini Yoga community due to the release of the book ‘Premka, White Bird in a Golden Cage’. This book, written by a former secretary of Yogi Bhajan, revealed many...

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The beauty of practice

The beauty of practice

For three days we are diving deep into the practice of asana with Marieke's first yoga teacher. She is guiding us deep into the specific working of an asana and guiding us to fully allow the deep effect of the posture. It is a different approach than Kundalini Yoga...

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Vegan Apple Crumble with ginger

Vegan Apple Crumble with ginger

Ginger must be one of our favourite spices, we use it in almost everything from soup to juices, stews, curries, porridge and of course fresh ginger tea. Why? Not just because it tastes great, but also because it is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammation...

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Relax to let it happen

Relax to let it happen

The past 3 weeks we are having the blessing to be in a beautiful little town right next to the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. We are recharging after a few intense months in which we had to process all the revelations concerning Yogi Bhajan and of course the international...

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The strength of an open heart

The strength of an open heart

  You cannot be open to fully feel love⠀ And all its beauty ⠀ Until you can be open to fully feel pain⠀ In all its sorrow⠀ In the strength of my heart⠀ I saw the fragility of yours⠀ ⠀ — Christine Evangelou   It’s a full moon today and guess what? Integration of...

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Broccoli Soup with Ayurvedic Spices

Broccoli Soup with Ayurvedic Spices

Did you know that broccoli contains more Vitamin C that a citrus fruit? And that this cruciferous veggie contains potent disease fighters such as sulforaphane and isothiocyanates, which scientists believe to have cancer-fighting capabilities? Add to this the fact that...

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Doing the work

Doing the work

From an astrological point of view 2020 was promising to be an intense year. Now that we are almost halfway through intense almost seems like an understatement. It feels as if the total collective subconsciousness of humanity is getting a thorough clean up and all the...

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Green Power Food - Mung Bean Dahl with Spinach

Green Power Food - Mung Bean Dahl with Spinach

This delicious Indian Dhal isn’t just a treat for your taste buds but it is a simple yet ultra nourishing dish. Mungbeans are known for their high source of protein and therefore a wonderful add to the staple diet of those who eat a plant based diet. They support a...

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Do we keep the stories spinning?

Do we keep the stories spinning?

If there is anything we need right now, we would say it’s a mind that is able to clearly discern between untrue and true, backed up by an open and compassionate heart and an ability to act in alignment with your conscience. We live in a time where we are constantly...

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Let the good times roll - Vegan Vietnamese springrolls

Let the good times roll - Vegan Vietnamese springrolls

These Vegan Vietnamese Spring Rolls with millet, avocado and sweet potato are delicious and easy to make yourself. They are especially designed to serve like a food as medicine for your stomach. Dipping your fresh spring rolls in the yummy homemade Vietnamese sauce...

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The way forward

The way forward

A few months ago we shared about how the publishing of a book about Yogi Bhajan set in motion an avalanche of revelations, many stories about the man and his organisation came to the surface that didn’t leave us untouched. We needed a break to do some deep soul...

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Why we love Sweet Potatoes

Why we love Sweet Potatoes

Feeling ungrounded and worrisome? The natural sweetness of the sweet potato will help you out as their comforting sweet taste and orange color will replenish the grounding qualities of the spleen and pancreas.   These yummy nourishing root vegetables don't only...

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Full Moon in Scorpio - Light on our shadow

Full Moon in Scorpio - Light on our shadow

Full Moon in Scorpio shines her light on our shadow. She is giving us an opportunity to show ourselves totally, all the so called ‘good’ and ‘bad’ sides. This Full Moon is asking us to put our cards on the table and without any rejection to simply look at what we see....

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Change your perception > change your reality

Change your perception > change your reality

Our reality on Planet Earth has shifted over the past weeks. Could you ever fathom it would be possible that there would be hardly any flights, shops would be closed, children wouldn’t be allowed to go to school, you can get fined for being too close to one and other?...

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Every story has two sides

Every story has two sides

We are embracing this crisis as an opportunity to really dig deep. Deep within ourselves, deep into the things we believed in, deep into seeing what is happening ‘out there’. Digging deep into all the things coming into the light concerning the revelations of Yogi...

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Courage to see darkness

Courage to see darkness

"The ability to hold light is directly proportional to the courage to see darkness. Choosing to see just one creates distortions and illusions." – Anis Springate Darkness is being exposed in the Kundalini Yoga community, brave women and men are sharing their stories...

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Kundalini Yoga Journey Bali 2021

Kundalini Yoga Journey Bali 2021

Kundalini Yoga Journey Bali 3 – 23 April 2021 Kundalini Yoga journey to Bali  a 21 day retreat on the move   Date: 3 - 23 April 2021 (21 days)Location: Bali, Indonesia Teachers: Marieke & TimOfficial Partner: You2theWorld  ...

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Gobinda Hari | Mantra for Self-Reflection

Gobinda Hari | Mantra for Self-Reflection

गोबिंद गोबिंद हरि हरि Gobinda Gobinda Hari Hari   If you are going through a rough time, feel broken or confused, worried or insecure, try chanting the mantra ‘Gobinda Gobinda Hari Hari’ to transform and transcend your thoughts and emotions. This mantra helps you to...

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The beauty of slowing down

The beauty of slowing down

  When you have experienced a very busy time, sometimes it can be hard to stop. Although you stop your activities the mind can still go on, wanting to plan, organise, prepare, anticipate future events, etc.   We like to compare this process with the slowing down...

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Aad Guray Nameh - your 'go to' mantra for protection

Aad Guray Nameh - your 'go to' mantra for protection

  Aad Guray Nameh is a mantra most Kundalini Yogis know as it is often used when tuning in for a Kundalini Yoga class. Let’s take a deeper look into this mantra as it’s a great mantra to have in your ‘yogi backpack’ for many different reasons.   Aad Guray NamehI bow...

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Don't let fear stop the creative flow of life

Don't let fear stop the creative flow of life

To pursue your dreams, to achieve your goals, to follow your star you need energy. And of course you need to know what your dream is, what is it that you want to do with your life? To know this, to walk your path, to make the necessary steps is what we can experience...

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How to navigate these intense times?

How to navigate these intense times?

How are the first weeks of 2020 treating you? Do you also feel the intense energy of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse impacting your emotional state of being? We do! It’s like all emotional residues that need to be experienced are coming to the surface now, ouphhh. If you...

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Kundalini Yoga Retreat Italy | 28 aug - 4 sept 2020

Kundalini Yoga Retreat Italy | 28 aug - 4 sept 2020

  KUNDALINI YOGA RETREAT ITALY A transformational immersion, deep into your Kundalini Yoga practice   Theme: The Core of your BeingDates: 28 aug. - 4 sept. 2020Location: Ventimiglia, ItalyTeachers: Marieke de Lange & Tim SchipperPrice: 550 euro for the whole...

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What are the benefits of doing a Spring Detox?

What are the benefits of doing a Spring Detox?

According to Ayurveda you are what you eat. Every bite of food is ultimately transformed into the cells of which your physical body is build. From time to time it surely is a good idea to take a close look at your eating habits and to give your body the chance to...

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Mantra - your sound Medicine

Mantra - your sound Medicine

Through sound, which is a vibration, we can alter our brain and thought patterns. Thoughts ultimately are nothing else but vibrations as well, vibrations that impact how we feel (high or low vibe). A Mantra is your sound medicine that can help you raise your...

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Awaken your consciousness with the Mul Mantra

Awaken your consciousness with the Mul Mantra

The Mul Mantra was given to the world by Guru Nanak, an enlightened master who lived over 500 years ago. In a few words he captured the working of the Divine. What does it say?   This mantra shows you there is only One, existing within everything that exists,...

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Japji - the Song of the Soul

Japji - the Song of the Soul

Are you familiar with Japji, a beautiful poem written by Guru Nanak an enlightened master who walked this earth 500 years ago? After obtaining Samadhi (state of Oneness, beyond the duality of the mind) he shared these words as a guiding light for people towards their...

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A personal story about India, a life changing experience

A personal story about India, a life changing experience

Let me take you back to the evening of 27th of February 2012. My backpack is packed, the next morning I’m leaving to India for the first time, all by myself. I’m super excited but also super nervous. I’m so nervous that I actually start to feel like I have a fever. My...

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Meditation to Elevate your Spirit and feel Trust

Meditation to Elevate your Spirit and feel Trust

Building a sense of Trust from within is essential to allow yourself to expand and helps you elevate beyond any self imposed limitations. Trust is a fundamental element you need in order to commit yourself fully, full of faith that you are capable to meet any...

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Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Prosperity

Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Prosperity

A big aim in your yoga & meditation practice is to become aware of your self limiting beliefs, old thought patterns that hold you back and step by step liberate yourself from these disempowering habitual ways of thinking. This is not done overnight, the mind is...

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Breakthrough; Living your Divine Purpose

Breakthrough; Living your Divine Purpose

What is holding you back to live the life you long for? What is holding you back to finally drop these old habits that block you, stop you or maybe endanger your health? What is taking away your vitality, your lust for life, your drive, your power, your joy?  ...

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The effects of Warrior Pose

The effects of Warrior Pose

If you are looking for an asana (yoga posture) to help you increase your courage and stamina, look no further, Warrior Pose a.k.a. Archer Pose is the posture for you! Try doing this kundalini yoga posture daily for a while and experience for yourself how it can bring...

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Kundalini Yoga for the Throat Chakra - Vishuddha

Kundalini Yoga for the Throat Chakra - Vishuddha

According to old yogic scriptures everything in this Universe consists of vibration, matter is condensed vibration.The element that gives space to matter to exist is the most subtle of the five elements, the element ether. From ether vibration materializes to the most...

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Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Positive Communication

Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Positive Communication

Words carry a vibration and the affect the way we feel. Sometimes when we feel negative one way or another we can find ourselves amplifying that negative state through complaining about it. If you need a forklift to get you out of this negativity doing a meditation is...

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Sat Nam - Truth is my Name

Sat Nam - Truth is my Name

As human beings we have words to communicate with each other, to share what is happening inside of us and to express who we are. Essentially what we are is truth and ideally what we speak is a reflection of this truth. It’s the truth that sets us free. But due to old...

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Meditation to invoke a meditative state

Meditation to invoke a meditative state

Meditation isn’t only a luxury for those who can dedicate some time to it each day, meditation is a necessity for our world and the human species to survive. If we want to achieve peace in the world, we first need to achieve peace of mind, to obtain peace of mind, we...

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Chanting the mantra Sat Narayan for Inner Peace

Chanting the mantra Sat Narayan for Inner Peace

When practicing Kundalini Yoga it is very common to chant a mantra during your yoga practice (Kriya) and many of the Kundalini Yoga meditations involve chanting a mantra. A mantra is a sound, not just any sound, but sacred sounds, syllables that carry a certain...

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Mudras - The magic in your fingers

Mudras - The magic in your fingers

In a lot of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas and meditation we make use of mudras, seals of energy that we create with our fingers. Each represents a different element and is connected to another planet. By bringing our fingers into certain positions we create a different energy...

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Cleansing Carrot Soup with a Thai Touch

Cleansing Carrot Soup with a Thai Touch

This soup has a surprising exotic Thai taste through using lemon grass and the golden combination of curry and carrot. It doesn't only tast great but also has healing properties, it helps you to ground, it cleanses your body and fortifies your lungs. So if you have a...

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Scrambled Eggs the Vegan Way

Scrambled Eggs the Vegan Way

Sunday morning, time for scrambled tofu! Sorry? You mean scrambled eggs! No, scrambled tofu! A delicious alternative for the evergreen recipe of scrambled eggs, vegan, healthy and super satisfying.   Tofu is a great versatile food you can prepare in many ways and...

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Vegan Pizza Time - guilt & cruelty free and so yummy!

Vegan Pizza Time - guilt & cruelty free and so yummy!

Often when we eat pizza in the background we hear a little voice that says 'This is not healthy, you shouldn't eat this.' Pizza is a typical guilty pleasure. Of course it's no issue to eat pizza every once and while, especially not if you prepare it yourself and use...

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Raw Kale Salad with Black Eyed Beans & Tahin Dressing

Raw Kale Salad with Black Eyed Beans & Tahin Dressing

This 'Food as Medicin' is loaded with kale, the Ferrari of the cabbage family. Kale is high on fibre, iron, antioxidants, Omega 3, calcium, Vitamin K (helps against various cancers, keeps the blood and bones healthy), Vitamin A (vision & skin) and Vitamin C (imune...

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Kundalini Yoga Pranayama for Purification

Kundalini Yoga Pranayama for Purification

Kundalini Yoga has an amazing offer of super effective meditations and pranayamas (breathing techniques) to help you cleanse and purify your body and mind. We are happy to share one with you in this blog.   In this Kundalini Yoga Pranayam Cleansing Meditation you...

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Food as Medicine - Pumpkin Stew Surinam Style

Food as Medicine - Pumpkin Stew Surinam Style

Pumpkin is a delicious 'comfort-food'. It's nourishing and soothing, grounding and very good for your stomach and immune system. This beautiful fruit (yes it's actually a fruit and not a veggie) is a great source of calcium, fibre, iron and zinc and according to...

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A mantra for Patience, Tolerance & Compassion

A mantra for Patience, Tolerance & Compassion

Compassion, patience and tolerance, essential ingredients to live a peaceful and centred life. But what to do when you don't feel this, and those around you push your buttons and get on your nerves? Ask yourself this question first: Am I able to feel compassionate,...

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Conquer your mind and you conquer the world

Conquer your mind and you conquer the world

zਮਨਿ ਜੀਤੈ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਤੁ Man Jeetai Jagjeet  Conquer your mind and you conquer the world   These are famous words by Guru Nanak that make you think or actually encourage us to stop thinking. When the mind stops the world disappears. Most probably your mind is now...

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Food for your kidneys - Healing Black Bean Seaweed Soup

Food for your kidneys - Healing Black Bean Seaweed Soup

Winter is the season connected to our Kidneys, the batteries of our body. Winter is also the season that invites us to rest and recharge. This healing Black Bean Seaweed soup works as a tonic to help recharge your kidneys and increase your energy, especially if you...

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How to keep balance with a Healthy Stomach

How to keep balance with a Healthy Stomach

The stomach is an organ that has an important role in our emotional balance. It is where we experience emotions moving through us like a wave.   The stomach is located in the central part of the body which is the reason this organ is connected to our sense of...

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Feeling stuck? Try the Kundalini Yoga Frog Pose

Feeling stuck? Try the Kundalini Yoga Frog Pose

The Frog Pose is one of these postures in Kundalini Yoga that we can find in many different Kriyas. It is a great posture to do when you feel the energy is not flowing properly in your body, or when you feel stuck in your mind.   Frog Pose works on your upper...

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Kidneys - The batteries of your body

Kidneys - The batteries of your body

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine winter is the season of the kidneys. Let’s shed our light on what function the kidneys actually have in our bodies and what role they play emotionally and energetically.   First of all the kidneys operate like a filter to...

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Food as Medicine - Soup to keep your lungs healthy

Food as Medicine - Soup to keep your lungs healthy

Time to give some extra attention to your lungs? You can do this via Pranayama (breathing exercises) but don't forget about the healing power of your food! Let's prepare a Soup that works like a healing medicine for your lungs. The ingredients: cauliflower, ginger,...

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Sadhana - What does it mean and where to start?

Sadhana - What does it mean and where to start?

Sadhana means a daily spiritual practice, which can be a meditation, mantra, prayer, yoga practice or self-enquiry. The aim of such practices is not to become a better person, at least not the way we see it. The aim is to realise you are not who you think you are or...

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Vitalize the heart and break free from depression

Vitalize the heart and break free from depression

When we feel down or depressed, the electromagnetic field around the heart is weakened, which in turn weakens the aura. To be able to ‘break’ with old habits that are rooted in negativity, we need a strong commitment and aura to shift our attention away from...

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Why practice for 3, 11 or 31 minutes & 11 or 40 days?

Why practice for 3, 11 or 31 minutes & 11 or 40 days?

Exercises are giving in a specific order with a specific timing and a specific amount of days. Our rational minds go: "Today I don’t have so much time, so I’ll just do it half the time". Or, "I don’t like this part of the Kriya so much, let me just skip it." Instead...

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Deal with stress and get the stress out of here!

Deal with stress and get the stress out of here!

Stress, we all deal with it one way or another. Stress is part of our lives nowadays in our society, a lot of us experience a high pressure to perform and to keep ourselves standing amongst all the things that need to be done.   The are different definitions of...

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