Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
What is kundalini yoga?
Kundalini yoga is a form of Raj or Royal yoga that was brought to the West in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan. It is the yoga of awareness. A technology to support the creative potential of human beings and the awakening of self healing. Yogi Bhajan was called to share this ancient practice, which was before only available to royality and yogis, to support us in the transition into the Aquarian age.
The intent of kundalini yoga is to support us clear our energy pathways, release blocks and allow our vital life force energy to flow freely to every cell in our beings. When our life force energy flows freely we feel clear, balanced, grounded and connected to our true selves, life and the universe. We feel fully awake and alive!
How kundalini yoga helps
Regular kundalini yoga practice allows us to not only survive in this time of chaos and uncertainty, but to thrive in it. We do not retreat from life, we excel in it. Our self awareness is strong and we navigate life with deep connection.
Physically our vital life systems such as the nervous system are strengthened and the glandular system is balanced which promotes emotional stability, physical health and vitality. Negative patterns and unhelpful thoughts transcend into creativity and the ability to excel through life’s challenges.
By clearing our bodies with movement, postures and breathing our life force (prana) is allowed to flow in and our elimination energy (apana) to flow out. This can be released in different ways through our channels of elimination e.g. having a runny nose, wind or sweating. It’s also common to release with laughing, crying and yawning. These are all normal ways the body moves energy out and are very welcome in class!
How can it benefit you?
Most commonly people feel more empowered, clearer, happier, healthier and more connected to life. Often people can have huge shifts in their life and notice health conditions improve or go completely. Some feel they unravel and find themselves into a new space in their work, home life and relationships.
Practicing kundalini yoga is a life changing experience!
It’s a joy to witness the healing and change in those who come to regular classes. Kundalini yoga is a life support and a powerful healing tool for empowerment, health, happiness and divine connection.
Who can practice it?
It is described as “house holders yoga” and can be practiced by everyone, regardless of age or physical ability.
There are some positions that are not recommended in pregnancy, heart conditions, or when menstruating and it’s advised to let the teacher know.
Whilst you are most welcome to come to a class if you are feeling low or unwell, please be mindful of coming if you have a condition that maybe contagious and check with the teacher first.