The same devotion-filled voice of musician Snatam Kaur fills the pages of Original Light.
If you’ve heard celebrated mantra singer Snatam Kaur chant, you were likely moved by her devotion-filled voice. In her desire to help sustain such inspiration beyond the concert hall, she’s penned a new book that guides people on “a path to their own light and destiny.” In Original Light: The Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga, Snatam offers a step-by-step invitation into The Aquarian Sadhana, the foundational practice of Kundalini Yoga.
Sadhana is defined as any spiritual practice done with consistent dedication. Snatam Kaur’s spiritual teacher Yogi Bhajan crafted The Aquarian Sadhana to help people meet and even transform the pressures of the times in which we currently live.
In Original Light, Snatam’s signature steady and loving voice takes us along a clear path of preparations and wake-up routines, yoga sets, sacred recitations, breathing techniques, meditations, mantras, methods to surrender to the Divine, and suggestions for including family and community in one’s practice. The book is peppered with colorful gems from Sikh history, as well as the author’s personal stories. Like any seasoned teacher, Snatam invites readers to modify their practice so it best suits their lifestyle and ensures sustainability.
Yogi Bhajan crafted The Aquarian Sadhana to help people meet and even transform the pressures of the times in which we currently live.
This is an essential read for experienced practitioners and beginners alike. My personal sadhana changed the day I finished these pages. Like a cookbook packed with age-old, morning yogic recipes, Snatam’s latest creation offers delightful tools designed to help us enjoy—and sustain—our Original Light. A thorough appendix and two accompanying CDs round out the book’s practicality. Two gyan mudras up!
By Snatam Kaur
Reviewed by Mara Saranpreet Luthane, an actor, model, and certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan.