Lindsay aka Nirvair Devi’s Why (her journey to find her passion)
Hi my name is Lindsay and I’m from a little village near Gosforth in the North East of England. I’m a wife and mum to 3 boys and I work in the NHS. I’ve personally been practicing kundalini yoga for 3 years and had a fabulous light bulb moment approaching 40 of becoming a teacher.
From that clear vision to a goal I’m now a qualified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and share kundalini in my workplace in the NHS. I also collaborate with my local vegan cafes in Sandyford and Whitley Bay where we do yoga and vegan mornings/nights and more recently introduced kundalini parent and child yoga to our events too.
Before I started my kundalini yoga journey, I lived a stressful life with no direction and a constant underlying feeling that I wasn’t in alignment with how I felt my life should be or look.
My fast paced, hectic lifestyle was taking its toll not only on my mood but also my skin, my diet, body and my mind. I suffered with low energy and felt bloated most of the time. I used to live for the weekends so that I could crack open a bottle or two to ‘relax’. Everything was going South and I knew as a result of all of this, something had to change.
The change came the day I realised that I wanted better control of my work-life-mammy balance, I needed to reduce day-to-day stress and take back control of my life; I was under too much stress, stress that had unearthed trauma from years ago, I wasn’t where I needed to be and the challenge was to change that.
This drove me to look at counselling and spiritual work. On reflection, this was truly my lowest point, and I knew at that moment that my life had to change.
Taking on that challenge was enlightening, and I began to realise that my health should never be taken for granted. I began to look at all aspects of my lifestyle and as I turned 40, I experienced a huge wake-up call. Life really was for living and I had to break free from ground hog day! For me, it became incredibly important to take back the control of my own health and wellbeing, and to learn to love myself enough again to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
My life experiences have given me the strength and courage to help others find their happy on a much deeper level and to create a healthy sustainable lifestyle. I’ve gained knowledge in areas of nutrition and learned how food nourishes the body, studying in nutrition and face to face learning with a nutritionist; to look and feel good on the outside the work first begins on the inside.
I completed my mindset coaching studies along with advanced nutrition with the Health Coach Institute and Holistic MBA where I was educated at a deeper level around the art and science of habit change so people can get real lasting results.
Throughout my journey I’ve connected with my true love of kundalini yoga (why I didn’t find it sooner is beyond me). Kundalini is ‘The yoga of awareness’ which has helped me to connect my body, mind, emotions and spirit and I’m a qualified Kundalini Yoga Teacher sharing my passion with others daily. After I qualified in October 2018 with the Sahej Academy. I also qualified as a Gong Practitioner in 2019 using the vibrations and sounds to heal the body and mind. The gong is one of the oldest instruments of healing and has been used for 1000s of years in well-being & rejuvenation.
I’ve found my happy in health and lifestyle and surround myself with like-minded people. It is here and now that I feel in alignment to who I am, more energised, full of love and making healthier choices for me and my family. I’m not perfect and I do not deprive myself, but I do not judge, life is for living. What I do now is be curious as to how or what my body and soul are saying which tends to sway more to healthier and more spiritual choices.