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!!
Mantra & Meditation
In kundalini yoga, Mantra & Meditation are used to clear the mind of conscious, ego-driven thoughts that restrict us from experiencing joy. You may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable chanting out loud at first, since our culture views singing out loud strange or odd sometimes. If you can get past the embarrassment you’ll find it very enriching and rewarding. So leave those inhibitions at the door and really open heart & soul!
Mantra is a mind projection created in either a spoken or mental manner. Mantra can be a word, phrase, syllable or sound. They can be recited, sung or repeated silently in the mind and is a technique for regulating the mind. There are many mantras each one having its own quality, rhythm and effect. Every thought or feeling that we have is on a vibratory frequency. By using mantra we direct the mind into a higher vibratory frequency.For thousands of years, mystics, meditators, and yogis have used mantras for mental and spiritual transformation.
Chanting repetitively clears negative and stagnated energies that accumulate within us, and while we focus on the sounds we clear our minds more easily of other mental clutter.
The Power of the Mantra
Our mind, just like our body can age through old ideas, emotions, beliefs and opinions that create blockages in our channels of perception. We stop seeing things as they really are and see only what our minds habits allow us to see.
Chanting mantra is very effective meditation tool to draw attention away from our ordinary preoccupations and limiting beliefs. It opens the flow of energy through our vocal chords into our entire nervous system as well as awakening our prana/life force as a whole.
It is this awakened inner flow of energy, which produces moments of flow, connectedness and inspiration
Mantra is a powerful device for effecting change within our bodies by stimulating the immune system. There are an incredible eighty-four reflex points around the mouth that are activated by the vibrations of chanting. These in turn trigger the hypothalamus, a gland in the brain responsible for controlling important metabolic, hormonal and behavioral processes, which then releases naturally occurring opiates called endorphins to stimulate the immune system. As a result we experience lowering of blood pressure, reduced anxiety and depression and a blissful, peaceful feeling.
Sanskrit mantras, are sound formulas, packed with energy and intention, that have a profound effect on the Body-Mind -Spirit.
When these sound waves (mantras) are combined with thought waves (intentions), they become powerful tools for insight, healing, creativity and spiritual growth. The healing powers of sanskrit chanting are just now being discovered in the Western world. Mantras use sound waves, sound energy, to heal our minds on the subconscious level, where the roots of our modern anxieties are found.
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Devine Feminine Circles
In these Devine Feminine Circles held by Lisa Vitta, you can expect a Sensuous Sacred Space that incorporates ageless wisdom, connecting to our highest self, Pranayama heart opening exercises, guided meditations, sharing, and intention setting rituals.
Each Circle is unique and takes on its own magic and energy!
These circles are not associated with a singular path or religion, but rather, an inclusive coming together with women from all paths. We all come from different spiritual/cultural backgrounds and gather around the ideas of:
Sisterhood: having each others backs and empowering one another
Respect for the Earth: wildness, turning to nature as a teacher
Co-creation: the understanding that just as we co-create our experience in circle, so do we co-create life on earth
We also tend to be a heart-centered bunch, lots of laughter & tears.
These are intimate gatherings of women who come together to experience Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, devine mantra and chanting, and a sharing circle for personal reflection, and voicing intentions for manifestation in the energy of the current moon cycle.
In these Sacred Moon circles, you can expect: A Sensuous Sacred Space held by Lisa Vitta with Essential Oils, Astrology report, Pranayama Heart Opening Exercises, Guided Meditation, Sharing, Intention Setting Ritual. Each Circle is unique and takes on its own magic and energy!
These circles are not associated with a singular path or religion, but rather, an inclusive coming together with women from all paths. We all come from different spiritual/cultural backgrounds and gather around the ideas of: Sisterhood (having each others backs, empowering one another), a respect for the earth (wildness, turning to nature as a teacher) & co-creation (the understanding that just as we co-create our experience in circle, so do we co-create life on earth). We also tend to be a heart-centered bunch, lots of laughter & tears.
Moon Circles are a great time to refine and purify your mind. It’s a time to befriend your soul. The Full Moon & New Moon enhances meditation, prayer and allows you to clean the subconscious mind and mega-multiply the power of prayers.
These are intimate gatherings of women who come together to experience Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, divine mantra and chanting, and a sharing circle for personal reflection, and voicing intentions for manifestation in the energy of the current moon cycle.
It is comforting to know there is a place to come to where you will laugh, sometimes cry, and always be showered with
positivity and support from the moment you set foot in the room – even if it is your first time there.
It is a true community.
Sacred Sisterhood Circles are held on the Full & New Moon between the lunar cycles, as this is the optimal time to focus on endings and beginnings. In sharing circle, we reflect on what we have learned in the previous month, and attune to how we can make the most of the coming month. During these cycle of the moon we are even more sensitive to receiving insight and perceptions through honoring our inner gifts.
Yogi Bhajan taught that our biofeedback moves from the New Moon to Full Moon, and then from Full Moon to New Moon in a cycle. Using the Moon to guide us is simple and the cycles of the moon have a special relationship with our inner higher consciousness. During the phase of full or new moon it’s easier to access and eliminate deep emotional blocks.
These Sacred Circles are a great time to refine and purify the mind, enhancing our ability to focus our intentions through meditation and special rituals.