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Honoring Those Who Have Departed...

....and who continue to guide us.


Rituals honoring the dead can be traced through history as an important rite of passage. Raised in a culture where we honor our ancestors who continue to love and support us was a truly beautiful way to be able to witness the end of a cycle of life. We reflect and celebrate their lives with ritual as a way to remember them. November 1st-2nd, is All Saints Day in religious traditions and in cultural family traditions it's Dia de los Muertos. Celebrated to keep the departed honored and remembered.

Altars are created with photos and offerings of candles, flowers, decorations candy, sweet bread, water, spirits, fruit and anything that offer love and remembrance to them through a dedicated personalized area. Taking a moment, I light Palo Santo and Sage, and use the smoke to cleanse my energy and the space around me, I place it carefully on my altar. Also a Self Care moment, taking care of our energy first.

I express and honor my thanks, appreciation, love and memories that may come in. I truly love this practice. It helps me keep in touch with my indigenous heritage and practices I love and honor deeply.

These and similar practices are able reconnect us with ourselves and loved ones, present and departed. The experience of how you want to connect is truly personal and individual to each person or family.

Below I share two songs that have deeply moved me while sitting in stillness, listening, honoring and remembering. These two songs are very special to me and i hope you enjoy them.

The practice: Sitting comfortably or lying down, hands resting on your lap or beside you; sitting near or in front of your altar. Soften your gaze or close your eyes. Take your gaze to your third eye. Take a listen to these songs while sitting and feel free to chant along. Our voices are powerful. Love will flow and fill your heart.

Akaal (or Akal) (Gurmukhi: ਅਕਾਲ) literally timeless, immortal, non-temporal, is a term integral to Sikh tradition and philosophy.

"The word Akaal means, “Beyond or without death,” and is most often chanted to help loved ones who have left their bodies connect with the Infinite. It is similarly chanted for those left behind, helping them to tune into the soul vibration of deathlessness. Chanting Akaal is also a deeply meaningful way to move beyond the limits of death, connect with the nature of the soul, and find love and peace in that realization." Source:

Chanting Akal for a loved one who has passed on is a beautiful Kundalini yoga tradition. Chanting "Akaaaal" will help the soul of your loved one to merge again with the Divine. My experience is that chanting Akaal is powerful. Chant with an open heart and no expectations.


Snatam Kaur


Adjeet Kaur and Trevor Hall

Curious to try, ask me about my experiences with the Akaal chant/prayer and I would be happy to share and hear about your experiences.

Join me tomorrow as we flow with our beautiful energy. We will flow from the PCSAM Chapel. We will also be streaming on instagram and YouTube.

You are always welcome to dedicate your practice to departed loved ones and share our love in community. Maybe bring along a small object of remembrance. All levels welcome and reservations are encouraged, click here

Looking forward to our practice together.

Love blessings,


Resident Yogi and Self Care Doula


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