Archer Pose — Gift of Fearlessness

When I began practicing Kundalini Yoga, I came from an Ashtanga practice flowing to a set series of asanas in sequence from one to the next. At my first Kundalini class in New York, I was quite amazed when the teacher asked me to raise my arms as if about to shoot an arrow, position myself in Archer Pose and remain still. The pose seemed simple enough but after a minute or two, holding still, keeping my gaze, my knee bent and arms lifted were surprising challenges.

How could such a simple exercise pose require so much?

It’s been a long way since that first experience with Archer Pose, which is now one of my favorites. It brings forth strength and inspires self-assurance; by holding this specific pose you become aware of your own deep reservoir of inner power.

Archer Pose, according to the Kundalini Yoga teachings, promotes courage and confidence. This asana brings the gift of fearlessness you get to accept and receive.

To Practice Archer Pose: 

Stand with the feet approximately 2 – 3 feet apart. Turn the right foot so it is pointed away from the side of the body. Place the left foot at a right angle to the right foot; the toes will be pointing away from the front of the body.

A line extending back from the heel of the right foot should intersect with the arch of the left foot.

Bend the right leg forward so that the right knee is over the right toes. Stretch through the left leg, knee straight, heel pressing into the floor.

Reach forward with the right hand and bring the fingers to the palms, as if grasping a bow. As if pulling back on the bowstring, bring the left hand, fingers also curled to the palms, to the left shoulder. Both thumbs are pointed up.

Tuck the tailbone via a light Root Lock. Pull Neck Lock with the chin in, chest out.

Gaze at the tip of the right thumb and breathe deeply from the navel.

Reverse sides and repeat.

love, krishna 💜

Heart-Opening Sequence for Self-Love

Find Happiness within. Yoga has taught me that every body is meant to be loved and respected as it is now. You are already worthy of love. You are enough. We’re all enough. Your perspective shifts as you spend more time tapping into love and happiness within yourself. Following sequence in yoga is all about fostering self-love because asana opens the heart, increases blood flow to the brain, and invites you to tap into your core strength, increasing confidence, silencing negative thoughts, and alleviating stress.

love, k

Wake-up Kriya

Jumpstart yourself every morning with this Kundalini Yoga Morning Wake-up Set

Yoga Reference: Yoga Sets

The following Yoga set comes from the ancient science of Kundalini Yoga.  This set (kriya) can be done anytime of the day although it is best done in the early morning hours. Overall this kriya works on your digestive, respiratory, immune and nervous systems.

The Pranayam (breathing exercise) used for most of this set is the Breath of Fire, is ideal for beginning a Kundalini Yoga practice and done regularly can help form a very good grounding base from which to progress to more advanced work and suitable for doing prior to a meditation session.

Kundalini Yoga Morning Wake-up Set

The Violet Flame Healing Technique

The violet flame is an invisible spiritual energy, the seventh ray of the Holy Spirit, that appears violet to those who have developed their spiritual vision. A flame of joy as it sweeps through the consciousness of humanity.



How To?


1. For about 1 to 3 minutes, visualize yourself sitting inside of a ball of Violet Light.

2. While visualizing this Light flowing all around and through you, keep repeating the following affirmation statement:

“I am a being of Violet Fire. I am the purity of Divine Love’s Desire.”

3. Express gratitude for the opportunity to connect with the Violet Flame.

And that’s it!

Try this for the next 40 days, and watch the shifts that begin to enter your life.

It’s a simple yet effective process that can empower and expand you!


love, #krishna 🙂



Crown Chakra Meditation 

Crown Chakra Tune-Up Practice. Śīrṣāsana (आसन, Āsana) = pose, posture, seat. #shirshasana शीर्षासन, Śīrṣāsana = #headstand .. Integration of your entire being from head to toe experience plus a vast connection between your innermost self an all of life. ✨ 

Enlightened moments can spring forth at any time, as yoga practice is good to open you to the possibility and prime you to witness those moments of grace sprinkled throughout your day. 

Working toward enlightenment may seem unrealistic, or completely beyond the scope of your radar. But regardless of whether you practice yoga to stay fit and healthy or to work toward complete liberation, do not miss the opportunity to practice of insight and positive action. 
It is this integration to experience a vast connection between your innermost self and all life. 

love,  k 

Lake Tahoe – Squaw Valley

Lake Tahoe, the psychic, clear, aqua blue lake tucked into the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Our adventures to Tahoe has been an unforgettable journey in the summer and winter time. A place to call home as it is a place that welcomes the, adventurers and travelers to its laid back, and pine-scented atmosphere. Lake Tahoe keeps everyone’s interests awakened and holiday vacations active throughout the year.

The nation’s second deeper lake, is Lake Tahoe, California and shares with the other half of Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Attracting travelers from around the world mesmerized by the lake’s beauty and wealth of activities. This area keeps blossoming and embodies the American Dream’s concept of “having it all” Tahoe has it all. Mountain trail hiking in stunning Tahoe City, and to bask on sunny beach in South Lake Tahoe. In winter, shred out on snow-covered slopes of Squaw Valley. In summer, check out the mindful triathlon and yoga festival in Squaw Valley Wanderlust  Festival


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Explore the boutiques in Truckee. Try out different gourmet cuisines as you watch the setting sun into the lake in Incline Village… beautiful… we could go on for hours about Tahoe’s offerings. Every place to stay, every vacation rental company, tahoe real estate, attraction, entertainment, restaurant, casino, and native american magic.

love, #krishna

Super-Simple, Kid-Friendly Smoothies

Smoothies are popular in our house, even with kids who claim to not like many fruits, or yogurt. 

When you are introducing your kids to smoothies, make sure the ingredients are to their liking. If they love chocolate, make a chocolate flavored smoothie with a dash of fruit. Make the idea of smoothies exciting, children love to be involved in the process. Let them make smoothies with fruits of their choice, on the condition that they will drink it. Guide them to make sure that the smoothie they make is edible. Lol. 

You are lucky if your child likes eating vegetables. Otherwise, you can disguise the tastes of vegetables with fruits or yogurt. For example, if you want to add broccoli or spinach to the smoothie, you can add a strawberry, banana, or grapefruit to give it a sweet and tangy flavor. To make smoothies fun during summer, you can make Popsicles and add them into the smoothie.  

The good news is that smoothies are extremely flexible. If your house doesn’t drink cow’s milk, you can always substitute with almond, coconut, rice or soy milk. You can use the yogurt of your choice and honey or agave are both great natural sweeteners. 

The kids can choose the flavor of the juice – orange, apple, cranberry or even coconut water. 

Here are a couple of our favorite super simple kid-friendly smoothies 
Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Makes one serving


1/2 banana

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup orange juice

Drizzle of honey or agave 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined and serve.

Mango Orange Smoothie

Makes one serving


1 mango, cubed (or one cup frozen mango)

1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

1/2 tablespoon honey or agave 

Combine together and serve! 

Last but not least is favorite 

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Makes one serving


1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 teaspoons honey

Combine and serve! 

Smoothies for kids are healthy and easy to make and can be had any time of the day. You can serve them during breakfast or as evening snacks. The popularity of smoothies has encouraged businesses to come up with ready-to-go smoothies in different flavors. Dr. Smoothie, Suja, Happy Planet, Happy Monkey, and Innocent Smoothie For Kids are among the most popular smoothie brands in the market today. While it is fine to pick one of these packs, homemade smoothies from fresh fruits and vegetables turn out to be the best in the long run. 

Fruity smoothies are a fun and healthy way to start your child’s day! It’s a power breakfast. The best part? They’re super-easy to create. 

love, #krishna 

The Pop Game, My Partner Knows Best: Lifetime

More tv please.. 

Lifetime is getting their game on.  TV series: My Partner Knows Best. Hosted by Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen. 

Who knows how much of what we saw on set today will be cut, but hopefully they don’t cut any of the Island View scenes. Sorry you are going to have to wait to see what happens when it appears on tv. 

Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen are hosting a game show called My Partner Knows Best. A new relationship comedy game show where married couples face off in a series of hilarious challenges based on real-life relationship obstacles.

The show, which will air for ten episodes on the Lifetime network announced Biggs and Mollen are not only the hosts, but are listed among the producers as well. 
Four couples will compete each week, and one will walk away with the money and be able to say My Partner Knows Best!  The show doesn’t yet have an air date, but we will be looking forward. 
We wish you a grand congratulations for all of the new and wonderful creations you are sharing with the world. 

love, #krishna 

Stand Up For Yourself Gracefully 

Intuition is knowing when to say no, and when you can move your limits.

Learn to feel it in your body – are there any situations where your body tells you to stand up for yourself more? Doing it all with grace will make it feel so much better. You probably do this already, but getting aware of the process can make it all feel more meaningful. 

love, #krishna