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Meet Our Team: Kundalini Teacher & Workshop Facilitator Adarsh

Written by Britney

We’re delighted to welcome Adarsh to our AGY community!  Adarsh has been a Kundalini Yoga teacher since 2000, were she has immersed herself in the study and practice of mantra, yoga and meditation, as well as the application of how these tools of consciousness support our relationships, businesses and daily life.  She is now teaching our Kundalini and Sound Healing class on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., to learn more about her check out her interview below…

Adarsh Kundalini Yoga Teacher Astro Gong Yoga

 

AGY: Why are you passionate about teaching yoga?

Adarsh: I feel a sacred duty to share what has helped me, to pass it on.  I know it works, and I wish everyone to have this experience of healing and empowerment.  Most of all, I teach yoga because it brings me joy to see people awaken to themselves and light up their spirit!

AGY: What is your favorite asana and why?

Adarsh:  I really like Kundalini Yoga asanas which require my arms to be held up at different angles, such as in a ‘V’ or in a halo above the head.  These postures strengthen the heart and build the nervous system and aura, when I practice them, I feel both challenged, strong, and victorious after.  Though they are difficult, the reward for me is that I connect with my inner strength and know that I can face the challenges of life with equal self-command.

AGY:  What is your favorite mantra?

Adarsh: I love mantra so very much! I chant and listen to mantras all of the time, Gobinday Mukhanday is a key mantra that unlocks any blocks or obstacles for me on an ongoing basis.  At any given moment, there is a dominant mantra for me that changes by the week or month, this is the one for me right now, which is more of an affirmation:

I trust myself.  I love myself.  I am myself.

AGY: Favorite inspirational quote:

Adarsh: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.  And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” ― Martha Graham

AGY:  What is your Astrology Sign and how do you relate to it?

Adarsh: My Sun is in Scorpio, this shows up for me as depth, the ability to grow, to transform and to go through death and rebirth again and again.  This is balanced by my Moon in Taurus for stability and connecting to the earthly realm, and my rising sign of Aries which is outgoing and action-oriented.

AGY: How did you get into Yoga?

Adarsh:  I was introduced to yoga and meditation practices when I was 14 in my study of modern dance, however, it was when I was 21 years old, that I began the path of yoga.  I had tried many spiritual practices and also had many euphoric states in performance and group experiences, yet the challenge I found was a disconnect between these high moments and everyday life. My soul was awakening but there was a lack of integration of these experiences with the mundane.

At 21, I became depressed in this dichotomy in my life. I was in college and my two academic mentors recommended that I try out Kundalini Yoga, which they were both practicing (which is truly incredible, this being Austin, Texas in 1998!).  After my first couple of classes, I knew this was the practice for me – the combination of movement and sound, the physical and spiritual – bridged this chasm I experienced.  I began to connect with my soul purpose and found meaning and connection in all of the areas of my life.  I also discovered that I did not need to wait for or seek out otherworldly or transformative states; in one class, I could connect with the depth of my soul and remember that I am a spiritual being with a human mission on this earth.

AGY: Who has been your biggest mentor on your spiritual path?

Adarsh: There have been so very many, and I am grateful for them all.  Some mentors have been in my life on and off for a long time, and some come for only a short time and then move along.  In a way, it feels like there is only one mentor who takes many forms, giving me the wisdom and guidance that is needed for my next step.

AGY: What brings you most joy and why?

Adarsh: Dancing – in it I can express joy and all of my emotions and come to love and understand all of it and myself.

AGY: What’s your biggest fear and why?

Adarsh: Some form of abandonment – connection gives meaning to life, beginning with connection with myself.

AGY: What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Adarsh: When I was younger – the way I traveled through foreign countries, trusting strangers and taking risks.  Now – revealing who I truly am, a more subtle but profound risk.

AGY: Describe yourself in three words:

Adarsh: Passionate, thoughtful, peaceful.

You can book Adarsh’s weekly Tuesday rooftop Kundalini class at 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. by visiting our Timetable & Pricing page here or by contacting the studio directly here.  Adarsh also teaches Celestial Communication and other workshops regularly on our rooftop check out our Instagram for up to date offerings.