WHAT IS KUNDALINI YOGA?
A total workout for the body, mind and spirit. Kundalini works by freeing the flow of the energy through the seven power points in the body known as chakras. Each of these “energy wheel vortex” centers radiate a different energy vibration that’s important to your health and happiness. Allowing us the Spiritual Armour we need to survive all the modern living throws at us.
Kundalini Yoga is a fun, challenging, transformative practice that can help you become the person you want to be. It safely and progressively awakens the Kundalini Power, or dormant spiritual potential, within you. In a typical Kundalini Yoga class you will move, breathe, chant, sing, and meditate: you will go through an experience, and you will be different than when you started. With time, consistency, and an attitude of openness and curiosity, you will start to have an experience of Sat Nam: your true, unlimited nature. But don’t take MY word for it — experience it for yourself!
Everyone is born with dormant Kundalini energy, which lies coiled at the base of the spine. As we begin to move through the asanas, deepening our breath we start to move the energy up the spine. Many deep- seated issues and traumas may come to the surface and it’s not unusual to find yourself crying or laughing when you first try some of the exercises. Its real common to feel a rush as the body’s natural painkillers, the endorphins, come surging to help us. I’m used to seeing people cry in my classes, but also to seeing them open up and laugh with pure joy!!
I DON’T “DO” YOGA.
No problem. When I use the term ‘yoga’, I’m not necessarily speaking of the postures which most Westerners have come to associate with the word yoga. I’m referring to the process of uniting the limited self with the Unlimited Self, your highest potential. There are many techniques that can be useful on the path of yoga, physical postures being only one aspect of the science. This is why Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, with its vast array of kriyas (series of exercises), and its emphasis on preparing the nervous and endocrine systems to allow for a grounded, safe and progressive increase in awareness, may be suitable for you even if you ‘don’t do yoga’. You don’t need to be able to tie yourself up in a pretzel to be a yogi!
IS KUNDALINI YOGA DANGEROUS?
Kundalini Yoga has ancient roots, and was not openly taught until 1969, when it was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan. His mission was to train teachers who would share this practice with humanity in preparation for the times we are now living in. Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is a powerful yet practical tool for people who have to cope with the daily challenges of raising families, holding jobs, and running businesses, rather than ascetics living in caves and devoting all their time and energy to awakening.
It is not a religion, but a universal, nondenominational spiritual technology that anyone can benefit from. Kundalini energy is the most powerful force in the universe and must be treated with the utmost reverence and respect, which is why it was given to us in its current form by Yogi Bhajan. Everything we do in class, from tuning in to tuning out, embodies that reverence and aims to prepare the physical vessel, especially the nervous system, to gradually handle more of this energy of awareness.
WHAT IS THE AQUARIAN AGE?
We entered the Aquarian Age in 2012. Prior to that, we were in the Piscean Age for about 2000 years. Kundalini Yoga is a spiritual technology for the Aquarian Age, one where the rate at which we grow and receive information is accelerating all the time. This age is demanding that we let go continually and adapt by finding new ways to navigate our experience. It is an age where humanity as a whole is being ‘tuned up’ to a higher frequency, if you will, and because we have free will, we can either say yes to this and allow it, or dig in our heels and resist it.
Look at the state of the world and you will see this very plainly being expressed.
Kundalini Yoga prepares the body to handle this increased energy and the associated stress by activating the glandular system and strengthening the nervous system as we undergo important shifts in consciousness. It is one of the best ways we can take responsibility for our part in the human drama and uplift the rest of humanity. Do you have a question that isn’t addressed here? Feel free to message me!