Kundalini Yoga is an intensive form of yoga, awakening the body, mind, and spirit. It focuses on the chakra system, stimulating the energy in the lower centers and moving it to the higher centers. From your very first class, you'll experience the benefits, which include relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression, insomnia and weight control.What is a Kundalini Yoga Class Like?
After a series of warm-up exercises to limber up your spine and muscles, you will be led through a kriya.
A kriya is a set of active asanas which focus on a certain aspect of your mental, emotional or physical state. Examples of kriyas include "To Relieve Inner Anger" and "Let the Liver Live." Throughout the practice, you will be focusing on breath work and energy flow.
You will use the powerful "Breath of Fire," which has the benefits of activating brain cells, strengthening nerve function and increasing oxygen delivery to every cell of your body. After the kriya, you will experience a guided relaxation. A short meditation ends the class. In a Kundalini Yoga class you will breathe, move, stretch, meditate, and relax, and most of all have fun!
Kundalini Yoga has been said to work 16 times faster than other forms of yoga due to the intense breathing practices and energy work. You can feel results in as little as 3 minutes. You will become more flexible, increase your cardio-vascular fitness and energy level. Habits that no longer serve you can fall away more easily with the practice of Kundalini Yoga.
Kundalini Yoga is for everyone! It is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced students of any yoga or fitness discipline. Modifications are provided in class for those with physical limitations. Students are encouraged to work at whatever level that is good for them.
What is Kundalini?
The word comes from the root word kundal in Sanskrit, which means "the lock of the hair from the beloved." The uncoiling of this "hair" is the awakening of the kundalini, the unlimited potential that already exists in every human. Although Kundalini Yoga is quite physical, its main benefit is derived from the inner experience.
The gift of Kundalini Yoga for me has been the gift of sustained energy throughout my day. It has also improved my spiritual life due to the meditative aspect of the practice.
Yogi Bhajan says that everyone has the right to be "Healthy, Happy, and Holy." With Kundalini Yoga, you have a method of achieving your goals.