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Default Sikhi

 Accidental Bhajanist 

Did you start out a kundalini yoga student and end up an accidental Sikh practicing default Bhajanism?  That almost happened to me.  I never believed that yoga was a religion until I ran into Guru Singh and the girls in Beverly Hills, California.  I have been practicing yoga my whole life and I had no idea that Beverly Hills style kundalini yoga incorporated anything resembling the Sikh religion. The best thing that could happen to you is that you would be ex-communicated from kundalini yoga so that you don’t accidentally become a member of the Sikh religion.  If you become a de facto Sikh you will have to weaponize your faith and that gets expensive.

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 KYTT | Mass Marathon Seminar 

Thank God Dya Kaur kicked me out of Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training before I became an accidental Bhajanist.  In October 2017 I threw myself into kundalini yoga talk therapy at Yoga West. KYTT is like EST in that they both incorporate the mass marathon seminar format.  Kundalini and EST put the attendee into a trance with the enforced and grueling repetition.  Both EST and Kundalini are cult like immersion experiences.  KYTT grinds the student down so much he is not even aware that he is practicing the Sikh religion.  Yogi Bhajan stole real kundalini yoga from Saraswati Sivananda.  He changed the name of down dog to triangle and he modified om into nine-syllables.  Bhajanism is a religion that has probably stunted the growth of real kundalini yoga by being an impediment to authentic practice.  The Bhajanists stole yoga, the Sikh religion and astrology to create their own product line.

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 Put Sikh on the Label 

I’m not knocking the Sikh religion I am just advocating truth in advertising.  The Bhajanists advertise yoga and sell religion.  Guru Singh smugly threatened his kundalini yoga class on behalf of the Kaur girl in this photo when she used it to advertise her Kundalini women’s retreat at Yoga West.  Every day is a women’s retreat at Yoga West. 

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By Dean McAdams

Born a poor peckerwood in a Tujunga holler, Dean practiced secrets of the ancient & modern masters to end up liberated in the coastal paradise of West L.A.