In case you've followed DOYOU recently, you might have come across our Top 10 Yoga Music Artists list. One of the artists appearing in this list is the amazingly talented Bachan Kaur. Bachan (or Madeleine) is a long time Kundalini Yoga practitioner and teacher. She is a wonderful and incredibly multi-faceted musician with a passion for film and dance (as her latest music video clearly shows). Since 2006 she has released 5, which your really shouldn't miss.
By the way, in case you haven't heard Bachan's music yet (what?!?), we've also included her latest video further here.
Name: Bachan Kaur (Madeleine)
Occupation: Musician, Artist, Teacher (yoga, ESL)
Favorite yoga style: Laughter
Favorite yoga pose: Gratitude
Yoga is... when you wake up and smile at the beauty of it all.
What Do You Love Most About Yoga?
It feels good. It is a beautiful science that gives you an inner experience of reality so you can live life more fully.
How Has Yoga Changed Your Life, Personality and Physique?
It makes me happy, opens my heart and calms my mind. It fills me with inner beauty, love, happiness and resets me back to gratitude and awe for the miracle of life. The greatest gift I've received through Kundalini Yoga, is a relationship to and love for sacred sound, vibration, voice and mantra.
What Everyday Thing Did You Get Better At Because Of Yoga?
Singing! Washing the dishes, hugging, serving others, loving and smiling.
How Do You Keep Your Yoga Practice Interesting and Challenging?
I make it part of my discipline to not be too disciplined - to diversify my practice. For me, yoga is the dissolving of duality and opposites. I try to see every moment as an opportunity to practice yoga so I can enjoy life. The practice is just practice, so I can be present and enjoy the miracle.
What Book, Website or Person Inspires You?
Everyday people. I love people and the strength of the human spirit. The person in the grocery store or on the bus, my family and friends - people that smile, shine their soul light through their eyes, and make it through another day with courage and love in their heart...this inspires me most.
What Do You Listen To While You Do Yoga?
Breath, silence, music (ambient, chanting, hip hop, classical, African, electronic) nature.
What's The Best Advice You've Ever Received?
Smile! Peace is remembering only love is real.
Is There Anything Else You'd Like To Share With Our Readers?
Dance and sing. Be you!