The founder of the popular Kundalini Yoga Studio, Guru Jagat, has passed away at the age of 41. According to reports, the popular yoga instructor suffered from pulmonary embolism after ankle surgery and died in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Jagat founded the RA MA Institute of Applied Yoga Science and Technology in seven locations around the world.The institute confirmed the news Instagram Wrote: “Guru Jagat left her body in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 9:07 PM. She was surrounded by family and teachers. The legacy she created will change us forever.”
Jagat was born in Katie Griggs in Fort Collins, Colorado. She reportedly studied under Yogi Bhajan, who brought Kundalini Yoga to the United States, and received her Sanskrit name, which means “bring light to the universe,” although she later denied that they had ever met.
In 2013, she opened RA MA’s first studio for the first time in Venice Beach, California, where she won celebrity followers including Kate Hudson and Alicia Keys.
In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily in 2019, she described herself as a “serial entrepreneur” and she opened more RA MA colleges in California, New York, and Mallorca, Spain; wrote this book Invincible life; Host her own podcast Reality refinement; And founded his own fashion brand Guru Jagat Collection.
Her partner and motivational speaker, John Whineland, survived.
Her death was marked by the RA MA Institute as chanting Akal for 17 days until August 17. In Kundalini practice, this is said to help guide the departed soul from the world.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
The origin of yoga is unknown, but this practice was promoted by Pakistani yoga teacher Yogi Bhajan, who introduced Kundalini to the United States in the 1960s.
It is a more spiritual form of yoga. Kundalini energy is called the energy at the base of the spine like a coiled snake. It is said that the purpose of this practice is to activate this energy through chanting, singing, breathing exercises and repeating certain yoga poses.
This is accomplished through six main components; opening carol, pranayama, kriya, relaxation, meditation, and closing carol.
Pranayama includes breathing exercises and stretching of the spine to help practice breathing control, while kriya includes a series of postures, breathing exercises, hand positions, sounds, and meditation.
In the relaxation phase, it is said that your body and mind are absorbing the influence of Kria. Next is guided meditation, your tutor will help you develop awareness before the end of the chant.