Kundalini yoga is an ancient form of Yoga that was brought over to the west by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. He began in California and his mission was to create as many teachers as he could in order to spread the teachings far & wide. He knew this 'age' was coming and he knew how much we, in the West, needed the technology of Kundalini Yoga.
The Magic of Kundalini is the speed at which it works, you can practice a 3 minute breath exercise and have a transformational experience. We are in a very unique time where we need results fast, we expect results fast & Yogi Bhajan taught that what you receive in Hatha Yoga in 22 Years you can achieve in kundalini Yoga in 3 Months.
Kundalini Yoga is an original style of Yoga that focuses on your connection to your Self, to your Soul and to the Universe, the Divine. Although it is a very physical practice, the physical exercises are designed to prepare the mind for deep and transcendental meditation. The Kriyas (sets of exercises) work to release physical blocks, energetic blocks & emotions as well as realigning the chakra system. Throughout the practice you are completely resetting the nervous and glandular systems which detoxes the body & puts you in a beautiful state of relaxation, it's utterly Blissful!
The Kundalini energy resides at the base of the spine & lies dormant for a lot of people for most of or all of their lives, in practicing Kundalini Yoga you are encouraging the energy to rise up the spine, it uncoils itself towards the crown of the head and brings with it intuition, clarity, sensitivity, a deep awareness of yourself & everything around you including your thoughts and other peoples energy. You begin to experience life on a higher frequency.
I found when I began Kundalini Yoga everything in my life began to shift, things that were no longer serving me fell away, my 'right' path became smooth & very clear to me, I began to transform & the universe opened up for me.
Kundalini Yoga is certainly something to experience for yourself in order to feel the incredible, existential benefits within the class and then within your entire life.
Classes are a beautifully balanced mix of Mantra, breathwork, dynamic physical postures, deep relaxation and meditation.
The aim to is build physical strength, enhance our vitality and balance our mind, body and soul. Kundalini yoga will strengthen your connection to yourself and the universe
Each class layout will be the same:
We tune in with a mantra to set the space and for protection, we then follow a kriya (set of exercises) focusing on a certain theme; the heart, back, releasing stress, for radiance, kidneys etc
We will then have a deep relaxation which may include the Gong being played to take your healing and relaxation to a new level
We generally finish with a meditation or Pranayama (breath exercise)
& end by tuning out with a mantra
The different kriyas are designed very specifically to release and shift our energy in a sequential order, this allows us to feel a physical and energetic transformation very quickly.
The Studio is small holding around 9 students which allows for an intimate and peaceful space where we can heal, release and have fun
We use lots of music during the classes to invoke a sense of relaxation, uplift our energy and to assist with meditations
Yoga literally means ‘union’
By practicing we aim to strengthen the union between mind, body and spirit
We use a mantra at the start of each class
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
The use of sound to adjust our consciousness
A set of exercises – each class we practice a different kriya focusing on different aspects of our being – the liver, heart, spine, tiredness, anger
Exercises for the mind
Breath work. Prana is our life force that we inhale with each breath
Energy that sits at the base of our spine which we aim to raise whilst practicing yoga to raise our consciousness
Love is the ultimate state of human behavior where compassion prevails and kindness rules
Man cannot live without love