About Jenny Light
Yoga has been the foundation of my life since I was a very small child. As I peel back the memories to the earliest, I realise that I was performing yogic practise, even to humming as I ate. When asked why I did it, I remember replying that it made the food taste better, which it does, but really I was spiritualising it, praying really. That great sound of OM which plays throughout all of creation, I experienced when I ate or sat in silence.
I had recurring spiritual awakened states as a five year old: I would wake in the quiet of night with a power running through my little frame, so much so that I couldn't move my physical body. I was aware of an expanded consciousness of being a huge sphere but at the same time as small as the tiniest seed. This would last for hours or minutes before receding into the normal human consciousness. Only as an adult did I have a name for this: kundalini.
Physical yoga was introduced to me by my mother when I was 9 and I loved it! The postures with the funny names, the discipline and controlled breathing had me hooked, although it was another five years before I was allowed to join the local yoga class: the only child in a class of 50. Yoga has been the foundation of this human incarnation, as I'm sure it has in many others, and has given me tools to cope with the vagaries of life, especially overcoming chronic health difficulties, such as asthma & M.E.. I trained as a Dru yoga teacher in 2000, continuing my studies in Viniyoga & Scarvelli Yoga with Pete Blackaby & Marc Aquiviva. Reading 'Autobiography of a Yogi' was a game-changer for me and I found my guru in Paramahansa Yogananda. I am registered with Independent Yoga Network as a 1000 hour yoga teacher.
Now in my fifties, Yoga has become more of my life, not less. Yoga, meaning 'union with Divine', is the larger part of my waking day through meditation and inner prayer. I teach physical yoga classes and workshops, as well as yogic meditation courses in Scotland and UK. My Foundation Yogic Meditation Course is also availabe as an online option with one-to-one support. Please check out my current courses, events and publications at living-lightly.co.uk
My books are available on Amazon:
'Divine Meditations: 26 Spiritual Qualities of the Bhagavad Gita' (Mantra Books 2019) is a workbook of pranayama and meditations to entrain to the 26 soul qualities, such as ahminsa (non-violence), compasssion, peace & spiritual discipline.
'Living Lightly: a journey through Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E.)' (Ayni Books 2015) is my autobiographical, self-help book to help others who find an extreme emotional and energetic sensitivity to everything. There's chapters on dealing with crowds, sensitivity to noise, arrhythmia etc, as well as how to bless and use water as an energetic cleanser. this book is posivitely wrtitten from my own experience as I believe CFS/ME to be a transition to operating in a new paradigm of being. Beating to a different drum, as it were, not an illness or a condition.
Namaste, Jenny Light