Kundalini yoga – what is it and how it can help you?
- Stimulate creativity
- Increase mental energy & focus
- Experience greater joy
- Connect to your soul
- Enjoy greater stamina & flexibility
- Strengthen immune & nervous systems
Kundalini yoga is often referred to as the ‘yoga of awareness’ – it is for everyone and works quickly to give you grace, balance and most of all the ability to remain calm, centered and clear through life’s challenges. As you practice Kundalini Yoga you will grow – you will gain new perspectives and capacities as well as habits that support a healthy lifestyle. The best part is you don’t need any previous experience in yoga in order to achieve results with your very first class. Kundalini yoga is spiritual but not religious and people of all faiths or no particular faith will benefit from practicing it.
Kundalini yoga is for Everyone
Anyone can do Kundalini Yoga – if you can breathe and move, you will benefit. It balances the glandular system and strengthens the nervous system so you feel more vibrant and alive. Although some postures require a degree of mobility, your instructor will always be able to offer adaptations to suit individual needs.
What to expect in a Kundalini Yoga Class
When we practice Kundalini Yoga, we tune in by chanting ‘Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo’ connecting us to the purity of the infinite teacher living within each of us.
Breath is life energy itself. When we learn how to breathe consciously, we can calm our minds and master all aspects of our lives.
A kriya is an exact, dynamic combination of postures (asana), breathing and sound – a complete system that balances body, mind and soul, and increases mental clarity and physical vitality.
Meditation brings awareness and control of our thoughts. Using mantra (sacred sound currents repeated aloud or silently) and mudra (sacred gestures) we can clear negative patterns and connect with our higher consciousness.
Preparing for a Class
Ideally avoid food for 2 or 3 hours before a class Wear loose fitting clothing Bring a bottle of water with you and drink plenty