What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga is named as the Yoga of Awareness. It’s a beautiful style of yoga that is designed to expand one’s awareness through posture, sound, breathwork, meditation, and relaxation.

Kundalini Yoga heals the body by creating a union between the physical, emotional, and spiritual. It activates the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands the lung capacity, and purifies the bloodstream. This style of yoga works on the endocrine system which is connected to the invisible, but very present, chakra and meridian systems of the body.

What to expect:

Each class consists of simple, but powerful techniques that can be practiced by anyone as a lot of the sets are practiced from a sitting position and are easily modified to accommodate the student. Kundalini Yoga may seem odd at first but must be experienced to understand and realize it’s profound effects.

A Kundalini Yoga class begins by tuning in with the mantra “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo”, which means “I bow to the divine wisdom within myself and others.” Next, you warm up the body with a few stretches and breathing techniques. Then, one or more meditations and/or kriyas will follow.

A kriya (a set of postures, breath and sound that are integrated) is always focused on a theme. There are so many sets that they can’t be memorized, but each set is a transformational experience. A few set examples are creating prosperity and abundance, opening the heart, strengthening the immune system, and increasing flexibility of the spine.

To close the class, everyone sings or listens to the blessing, “May the longtime sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on.” Followed by chanting “Sat Nam”. Sat means ‘truth’ and Nam means ‘name’ or ‘identity.’ It translates to “Truth is my Identity.”  

Benefits of Kundalini Yoga:

·        Balances the emotions 

·        Strengthens the nervous system and immune system 

·        Creates a sense of awareness

·        Increases intuition 

·        Reduces stress 

·        Increases lung capacity

·        Supports personal transformation and growth 

·        Shifts the consciousness to create happiness and health 

Classes are held Tuesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 10am. Sign up here!

Posted in

whitewillow

Leave a Comment