Today we’d like to introduce you to Jen Pourvasei.
Jen, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Before finding Kundalini Yoga, I was super sensitive and felt the energy of everyone in the room. I would take on other people’s emotions and energy, and then feel tired and run down. As a therapist working with high-need children and teens, it was easy to feel the weight of the world, even though I was in my mid-20s with few responsibilities.
Once I started to practice Kundalini Yoga regularly, I started to feel the weight of the world lift off of my shoulders. I became clear about who I was and noticed that my self-esteem and self-confidence rose. I learned to hold my own space, so I did not feel a sense to all of the energy and emotions around me. And finally, with Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, I experienced the deepest transformation.
I cleared the negative stories from my past that kept me thinking small with my life and closed me off to romantic relationships. I learned to love and value myself, became my own best friend, and met and married my soul mate.
Now, my husband Ramtin and I are committed to making Kundalini Yoga- with all of its foreign chanting, breathing practices, and white clothing- mainstream.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road has not always been smooth, but the beauty and the growth is in the struggle. I procrastinate, dream big and then contract into fear and doubt. I get fixated on thoughts of not enough time or not enough money, or other people are so lucky, why is it so easy for them.
But, I am grateful for these challenges. I am grateful we are not wealthy yet, and for every moment of doubt, fear and overwhelm that has been there along the way. These experiences and feelings are signposts, guiding me in the direction of my life, highlighting where I still have work to do on my own mindset and habits.
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
My husband, Ramtin, and I believe that human beings are going through a pivotal shift in consciousness. Life is getting more intense, and it is becoming imperative that we tune-in to the highest parts of ourselves, raise our consciousness, and allow our hearts to lead, instead of listening to our minds and our fears. This is why we named our business Heart Centered Revolution.
Our role in the rising of consciousness is to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation far and wide. These teachings include powerful ways to increase your energy, boost your mood, and feel connected to your highest self in a matter of a few minutes a day.
We are different from other teachings online in that we break things down, so they are simple to understand, easy to apply into your daily life, and we do not take it all so seriously. Yoga and meditation can be silly and joyful- they do not need to be as serious or complicated as they are sometimes made out to be.
We are especially proud of the support we give people who do not have access to a Kundalini. Yoga studio in their community. Our Heart Centered Revolution podcast and free 5-day Kundalini Yoga Essentials course have touched hundreds of people’s lives, and we are on a mission to share these practices with thousands more in the coming years.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was so intuitive and sensitive; I felt like I had to hide those parts of myself to fit in. I had friends, but I was quiet in large groups or with people I did not know. I was guarded with my thoughts and feelings, but was a great listener and would try to help others feel better and see the world through a perspective that was more positive.
I was a reader and a seeker of knowledge. I was also a springboard and platform diver from 7th grade through undergraduate school at UCLA. I hated competing, but I loved the sensations of spinning through the air and then sliding through the water after a dive.
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Alice Kuo Shippee, @Alice_in_Mamaland