A couple of years ago I attended a Kundalini Yoga class taught by Eileen Bray for her series on Prosperity. She shared in it some of the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, the founder of Kundalini Yoga in the West, and one of his quotes stuck with me:

“The best way to explain prosperity is that, when a rosebud flowers and opens up, it has its fragrance, that's the moment of few days for a rose flower to be prosperous. When a man is prosperous or a woman is prosperous, it is that fragrance of security, grace, depth, character, truthfulness each person can share. It emits like a candle emits light; humans emit prosperity…”

In Kundalini Yoga we focus a lot on our “projection”. It’s a way of encouraging our yoga practice to go beyond the mat. For what is the culmination of the practice? Do we focus on fitting into our yoga pants better, or are we better humans and more kind to one another as a result of our practice? This is the goal—to embody the yogi, walk peacefully and gracefully upon the earth, and thereby change the world. Who knew that achieving this goal could also help us become more prosperous?

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