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January 13, 2015
4:58 pm
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January 13, 2015

I am also new.  Contracted a spinal staph infection last summer, spinal surgery and 6 weeks of IV antibiotics in a rehab facility.  While there became acquainted with a wonderful young nurse who practices meditation and reads a lot of wisdom literature.  While in rehab made a decision to start meditation and took Oprah/Deepak 21-day course in meditation, then researched to find other meditation guides, and found this wonderful website!

Spinal illness superficially contracted from volunteering as a kennel cleaner and kitten foster with feral cats as a part of a local trap-neuter-release program.  However, had spinal injury from vehicle accident (L4 compression fracture) from 1969 as a college student dating an abusive boyfriend who was driving too fast.  Also had lost a close family member in 2012 and was dealing with residual grief.  Also was not eating/supplementing enough, vegetarian with low calories and low supplementation. No meditation nor spiritual practice at the time.

All of these past and present accumulated “mind-body deficits” created a weak immune system and a “perfect storm” for the disease to enter my system and attack.  Required three ER visits to be properly diagnosed and immediately admitted for emergency spinal surgery, blood transfusion, electrolyte replenishing.  I was goin’ down — and fast!  Live alone so it was a terrifying experience.  Neighbor did not believe me, only help was from cat caregiver, wonderful person.

Trying to learn from this near-death experience (all medical personnel including ER nurse and surgeon formally commended for saving my life) and improved nutrition/supplementation, no longer volunteer as a feral cat kennel cleaner or kitten foster (although manage a colony and have five rescued indoor cats), keep a bottle of electrolytes around for emergencies, and most importantly, the beginning of meditation practice through your website!

Interesting that Kundalini meditation focuses on the spine and it was the spine that was wounded in me, quite a coincidence; therefore, my particular history makes me quite a good “model of life destruction and Kundalini healing!”

Only have been acquainted with Kundalini through Kundalini Yoga at the gym of all places.

From the Chopra website I have learned that indeed we are mind-bodies and that the mind and body are intimately connected:  wounds in one affect the other and vice versa.

Thank you for providing this commercial-free instruction in meditation!


January 17, 2015
8:44 am

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March 6, 2010

Welcome, Diane!

Hope that you enjoy our online course, and please feel free to ask questions if they arise as you are completing the classes.



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