“You cannot make your life a reaction to others; you must make your life your own. ” Yogi Bhajan
"Life is a flow of love, only your participation is requested." Yogi Bhajan
What is Kundalini Yoga ?
Often yoga is presented as a set of exercises that will build your strength, make you more flexible and can add to your overall health and wellbeing - Kundalini yoga is that and more. It is also a relationship between you and your Self, it is a technology of awareness. The word “yoga” (“jugit” in sanskrit) means to join and by practising Kundalini yoga you are working to join the mind, body and spirit, to join the finite with the infinite. Kundalini yoga can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter of age or physical ability.
What should you expect in a Kundalini yoga class?
We begin by “tuning in” with a short mantra then we start some warm up exercises and follow this with a Kriya – a Yoga set of exercises for a specific purpose. This includes stretching postures, movement exercises, breathing exercises and chanting mantras. Mantras may seem strange at first but they are Yoga for the mind, they set up sound vibrations in the body and change mental states. Finally we finish with relaxation and/or meditation.
You may like to bring a mat and a blanket to keep warm during relaxation or meditation. Wear loose comfortable clothing, bring water to drink and avoid eating a meal for about 2 hours before the class – plan to eat your main meal either after the class or earlier in the day. Light snacks before class are fine.
The information presented is intended for general knowledge and not as medical advice.
"I started kundalini yoga specifically because it seemed a bit more energetic than the yoga I had been doing, and also involved meditation and music. I have spent a lifetime doing yoga and other body/dance related activities, but kundalini totally hit the spot for me, as some parts of my body are beginning to age and stiffen, but my heart still loves movement and music. " LC2016