What is Kundalini Yoga? Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1968. Yogi Bhajan taught that, through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, your glandular and nervous systems are stimulated, and your capacity for creative potential is heightened. You gain inner vitality to compensate for the adverse effects of stress so you can excel in life.
Kundalini yoga classes are a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam, mantra, music and meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. Balancing body and mind enables you to experience the clarity and beauty of your soul. No previous experience in yoga is required for you to achieve results with your very first class.
Benefits of Kundalini Yoga There are many benefits which you will notice from doing Kundalini Yoga. Regular practice will bring many positive changes to you. The more time and energy you put into the practice, the more you will get out of it. The following are some of the results you may experience:
Better functioning of your bodily systems Kundalini Yoga, in combination with the right lifestyle changes, will put your digestive, nervous, lymphatic, cardiovascular, glandular and all other systems in proper working order.
Beauty Kundalini Yoga can transform many nondescript bodies into sleek physiques. Beyond this though, your beauty is your radiance and the impression you leave in the hearts of others. Kundalini Yoga is one of the only exercise systems that recognises the importance of glandular balance in relation to physical and mental health. This has a direct bearing on your ability to look great and feel great.
A consistent sense of well being This comes as a result of the increased energy and relaxation which Kundalini Yoga gives, and from the process of self-discovery and confidence you feel when you pay attention to your inner life.
Emotional balance This attribute helps you to be the master of your life and not allow subjective mental states to cloud your ability to make clear decisions and act in accordance with your true values.
Heightened sensory awareness The ability to touch, taste, feel and see with sensitivity, and to put your perceptions into the framework of knowledge you can use.
Enhanced intuition The sixth sense is a gift we all posses. Kundalini Yoga works on your higher brain centres, and gives you the subtlety to compute the particulars of any situation, to arrive at a set of certainties you can bet on. Stronger intuition also alerts us of dangers and we do not attract negative forces.
The elimination of negative habit patterns Frequently we feel the need to compensate or self-destruct, due to a deep hurt or unresolved life issue. This can take the form of overeating, drinking, drugs and other indulgences. In the context of Kundalini Yoga there are specific techniques to help you get to the bottom of what is bothering you. In the experiences of students, many negative habit patterns just fall away as a result of the applied practice of Kundalini Yoga.
Right relationship In our culture marriage and sexuality have lost their sacredness. In many instances, 'romance' simply perpetuates the particulars of a painful past. Kundalini Yoga can help you recognise and resolve your 'hidden agendas’.
Creativity Beyond artistic ability, creativity is a state of mind which allows you to be spontaneous, industrious and expressive. Kundalini Yoga can help make any thing you do a personal statement.