What is Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga is an ancient technology and science that balances the nervous and glandular systems, activating health, pure potential and capacity. It works on every level of our being, establishing a relationship between the mind, body and soul, allowing us to experience our full potential as human beings. Reminding us to celebrate life in this moment, enabling us to master the mind. Kundalini Yoga gives you the capacity to experience your highest consciousness so you may find sacred purpose in your life.

Kundalini Yoga class comprises of:

  • Kyrias (sets of physical postures and movements)

  • Meditation

  • Pranayama (breathing exercises)

  • Mudras (focus, gestures)

  • Mantras

It is taught in kriyas (a series of postures) that are designed to bring about a transformation and balance through working a particular system of the body (i.e. the nervous, endocrine, lymphatic and immune system). It is often called ‘a yoga of awareness’ as it expands consciousness and emphasises the flow of movement within any given kriya.

Benefits of Kundalini Yoga

 

  • Supports the nervous, immune, digestive, cardiovascular and endocrine systems

  • Boosts  energy levels and increases the level of physical well-being

  • Increases musculoskeletal flexibility, lubrication of the joints  and spinal health

  • Expands lung capacity and massages all organs of the body

  • Improves gastrointestinal and excretory functions

  • Reduces pulse rate and normalizes blood pressure

  • Oxygenates and detoxifies the entire body

  • Maintains and improves toning of the muscles

  • Balances the chakras and strengthen electromagnetic field

  • Develops intuition and ability to attract new opportunities

  • Creates greater clarity of thought and peace of mind

  • Increases a positive attitude and joyful outlook on life

  • Improves concentration, learning ability and social skills

  • Balances the two hemispheres of the brain

  • Develops self-acknowledgement and self-realization

  • Improves sleep patterns and mood swings

  • Releases fears, insecurities, irritability and emotional blocks

  • Reduces stress, anxiety, anger and depression

 

 

What is the difference between Kundalini and Hatha yoga?

Hatha yoga is the physical branch of the yoga tradition and focuses on the structure of the body to help relieve stress and to provide strength in one’s mind and body. In learning the asanas (yogic postures) of Hatha yoga, a sense of health and vitality is created to help prepare for meditation. Hatha yoga can decrease stress, regulate metabolism, and heal many physical ailments. Practitioners leave class with a deeper connection to their bodies, muscular flexibility, strength, relaxation, concentration, and overall well-being and health.

Kundalini yoga uses breath, yogic postures and meditation to help maintain a healthy spine, strengthening the nervous and glandular systems. Each class can allow one to become aware of much more than just the strength of the body. It facilitates a change physically, emotionally and spiritually. Kundalini yoga is yoga for the mind, body, and spirit.

What to expect in a Kundalini yoga class

Yoga means union, the classes aim to stretch and challenge the mind, body and spirit enabling inner strength, balance and relaxation. Through working with the body, breath and voice, participants begin to find flexibility, clarity and develop vital tools that help deal with everyday stresses.

Each class will start with a tuning in mantra, a warm up, followed by a kriya, relaxation or meditation and a tuning out to ground and focus your energy at the end.

This yoga cultivates consciousness of mind, body and spirit. The positive effects will penetrate into your lives and can manifest in numerous ways.

What to wear

Wear loose warm comfortable clothing. Class is done bare foot to cleanse and revitalise nerve endings in the feet. Bring socks and a blanket for relaxation.

After class

Drink plenty of water to help the natural cleansing process that is stimulated through yoga.

Class runs on Wednesday's 20:00 - 21:30 and includes 30 min Restorative relaxation with Gong Bath/ Crystal Singing Bowls/Chimes.

Drop in £15, Block of 6 - £60 (used within 8 weeks), Block of 8 - £100 (used within 6 month)

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