KUNDALINI YOGA

“Experience and believe”

Yogi Bhajan

 The basics of Kundalini yoga are asanas, mudras, bhandas (energy locks), and mantras (sound currents). The classes are a dynamic blend of postures that are either repetitive or held for a specific amount of time, and supported with pranayama, mantras and meditations. No previous experience in yoga is required to achieve results from the very first class, and it is suitable for students of all levels. The Kundalini energy, which lies dormant at the base of the spine, is the life force of the universe. Awakened, it is creation in motion. Through the use of breath, movement and sound we can indeed awaken this powerful energy within and the benefits of Kundalini are plentiful. It strengthens all of the internal body systems – glandular system, nervous system, lymphatic and digestive system as well as balancing all the chakras. It is healing, mentally and physically, and provides an immense sense of wellbeing, openness and aliveness. It strengthens core energy, focus and concentration capacities, and can successfully tackle resistance to letting go of old habits that no longer serve you. Your entire being will be more balanced, helping you to communicate more effectively and to make the right choices in your life, opening yourself up to constant progress and true happiness.

The technology of Kundalini yoga was brought to the west from India by the grace of Yogi Bhajan in 1969, who became a master of Kundalini at the age of 16. It is Raj (Royal) yoga, kept a secret and only practised by the Kings and upper classes for thousands of years.  This was the first time this technology has been made available to anyone outside of India. Yogi Bhajan said that for humankind to face the challenges of our times, it needs the practice of Kundalini yoga. In class you will be guided through a ‘Kriya’, a particular sequence of exercises as taught by Yogi Bhajan. These will activate your body systems and chakras with specific benefits and results.

There are thousands of Kriyas, for example to balance and strengthen the nervous system, to detox your kidneys, for disease resistance, to heal your spine, to open your heart – the list is limitless and this is what makes this science so fascinating. Once you step in, you realise this ocean is endless, bountiful and blissful. And it is challenging you – the deep spirituality that lies at the core of its teachings will guide and support you – to open yourself up to your creativity and power, facing the challenges of your life with joy, strength and love. Kundalini yoga is not an exercise – it is an experience – giving you the experience of your true Self – this is why it is called the ‘Yoga of Awareness’.

“Experience and believe” Yogi Bhajan

How does Kundalini yoga differ to other forms of yoga? Well the basics of Kundalini yoga are asanas

The basics of Kundalini yoga are asanas, mudras, bhandas (energy locks), and mantras (sound currents). The classes are a dynamic blend of postures that are either repetitive or held for a specific amount of time, and supported with pranayama, mantras and meditations. No previous experience in yoga is required to achieve results from the very first class, and it is suitable for students of all levels. The Kundalini energy, which lies dormant at the base of the spine, is the life force of the universe. Awakened, it is creation in motion. Through the use of breath, movement and sound we can indeed awaken this powerful energy within and the benefits of Kundalini are plentiful. It strengthens all of the internal body systems – glandular system, nervous system, lymphatic and digestive system as well as balancing all the chakras. It is healing, mentally and physically, and provides an immense sense of wellbeing, openness and aliveness. It strengthens core energy, focus and concentration capacities, and can successfully tackle resistance to letting go of old habits that no longer serve you. Your entire being will be more balanced, helping you to communicate more effectively and to make the right choices in your life, opening yourself up to constant progress and true happiness.

The technology of Kundalini yoga was brought to the west from India by the grace of Yogi Bhajan in 1969, who became a master of Kundalini at the age of 16. It is Raj (Royal) yoga, kept a secret and only practised by the Kings and upper classes for thousands of years.  This was the first time this technology has been made available to anyone outside of India. Yogi Bhajan said that for humankind to face the challenges of our times, it needs the practice of Kundalini yoga. In class you will be guided through a ‘Kriya’, a particular sequence of exercises as taught by Yogi Bhajan. These will activate your body systems and chakras with specific benefits and results.

There are thousands of Kriyas, for example to balance and strengthen the nervous system, to detox your kidneys, for disease resistance, to heal your spine, to open your heart – the list is limitless and this is what makes this science so fascinating. Once you step in, you realise this ocean is endless, bountiful and blissful. And it is challenging you – the deep spirituality that lies at the core of its teachings will guide and support you – to open yourself up to your creativity and power, facing the challenges of your life with joy, strength and love. Kundalini yoga is not an exercise – it is an experience – giving you the experience of your true Self – this is why it is called the ‘Yoga of Awareness’.

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