What is Kundalini Yoga?

May 1, 2018

 Kundalini Yoga is a blend of chanting mantras, meditative focus for the mind and expression of power and energy. 

 

The term Kundalini means “A primal life force energy located at the base of the spine. When we practice Kundalini Yoga, we are activating this life force and expanding it throughout our bodies and beyond. It specifically assists in the healthy functioning of the endocrine and nervous systems.

 

In our current times, many people are over stimulated with stress, information overload and intense exposure to electromagnetic activity from cell phones and technology.

 

The practice of Kundalini yoga is designed to bring strength and vibrancy to your energy field, thus creating a field of protection around your body to keep you feeling like the best version of yourself.

 

The practice is a technology through which people can reach their highest creative potential, free themselves from karma (the lasting effects of past actions) and realize their dharma (life purpose).

 

The concept of kundalini energy dates back to 1000 B.C., but was brought to the west by a rebellious and revolutionary man named Yogi Bhajan in the 1960’s.  

 

These days Kundalini yoga is a synthesis of many traditions

Many of the physical postures are designed to activate the navel, spine, and focal points of pressurization on meridians (energy points). Through breath work (pranayama) and the application of yogic locks of energy (bandhas), the release, direction, and control of the flow of Kundalini energy is achieved.

 

In the words of Yogi Bhajan, “The process of growth through Kundalini Yoga is a natural unfolding of your own nature. The blocks to that growth are your attachments to the familiarity of the past, and your fear of the expanded Self. As you practice Kundalini Yoga you will grow. Like a snake you will need to shed old skins to be more of who you are.”

 

The “Kundalini Inspired” yoga practice will integrate many of the sacred traditions such as tuning in at the beginning of class, honoring the technology of the Kriya’s from the past and now innovating thoughtfully and creatively to create a well-rounded practice that includes some of the more familiar Hatha Yoga movement. 

 

Kundalini Inspired Yoga

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