Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness.
Awareness is the active interaction of you as a finite individual identity with you as an infinite potential identity. (Yogi Bhanjan)
Kundalini Yoga teaches you how to stay healthy and to gain a strong immune system, vital glands, a strong nervous system, good circulation, and an awareness fo the impact of your habits.
What to expect in a Kundalini Yoga Class
|Tuning in:||Class always begins with tuning in mentally and physically..
Long Chant One Namo Guru Dev Namo to connect with the teacher within
|Warm up with breath – Pranayam||There is a wide range of Pranayam based on the effects and goals of the practice
The breath is the fundamental tool for Kundalini yoga :
|Kriya||The word Kriya means action
But kriya is not just any reflex or action; it is an action that leads to a complete manifestation; that lets a seed come to bloom, a thought come into actuality a desire become a commitment.
|Deep Relaxation (Savasana)||Deep relaxation is important after any yoga practice to rest the nervous system and accept the changes|
|Meditation||Specific mantra’s based on your practice that day with the use of breath, mantra’s and mudra (hand posture) and focus.|
|Closing||Just like in the beginning of a Kundalini Yoga class with an opening we close off with
“The Long Time Sun”
|Followed by||3 long “Sat Nam” Truth is my identity|
Kundalini Yoga and through the Chakras
When you practice Kundalini Yoga , the Kundalini energy mixes below the Navel at the seat of the Kundalini, descends to the Root Chakra, spirals up the sushmuna ( the central column of the spine) to the pineal and pituitary glands in the brain, makes a double loop at the Throat Chakra, flows down through the Heart Center, Navel, and Root Chakra, and returns to it’s starting point.
“In all the four corners of the Universe, vibrations create victory. The word spoken with manners and radiance effectively gives infinite strength to the speaker, and the experience is Godlike”
Yogi Bhajan 10/01/99
What to bring to a Kundalini Yoga Class
“ Kundalini Yoga is for everyone”
- Bring a yoga mat, cushion for support, blanket, sheep skin (if you like)
- Wear comfortable clothing that will not restrict you from movement. Traditionally Kundalini Yoga practitioners wear white with a white head covering.
- Arrive 10 minutes early, there maybe another class in the studio.
Please use the mats provided at the studio, first come first ground.
Please bring water and avoid wearing fragrance.
Yogi Bhajan’s Words on Wearing White
Yogi Bhajan taught us that wearing all white clothing expands our auric radiance by at least one foot. That is a good thing. A strong aura gives us a strong and solid identity and projection, and negative influences are automatically filtered.
Wearing white is also an exercise in awareness, as it takes more consciousness and care to keep white clothes clean. Here is a taste of what Yogiji said about wearing white:
“We wear white because it’s a simple scientific fact that every piece of matter or material has a foot and a half aura. Every animal has a three and a half foot aura. Every human has a nine foot aura. And if we wear the cotton and we wear the white, this color therapy gives us one extra foot of aura.
Yogi Bhanjan , PHD – Master of Kundalini Yoga