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Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. It is the yoga of transformation. It is an ancient technology. The primary objective of Kundalini Yoga is to awaken the full potential of each individual. Kundalini is your energy flow. It is both personal and universal. The yoga, the union, is connecting to this energy within you and realizing you can direct the flow.
Each class we will begin by tuning in to the infinite wisdom within with the mantra “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo”. Then in each class we do a kriya, which means ‘completed set’. This is most commonly a combination of pranayama (breathing), asana (yoga posture & exercise) and mantra (chanting). Each kriya is done in a particular sequence and for a specific amount of time to create a desired effect. After the kriya there is a period of deep relaxation in savasana or corpse pose. This posture allows the body and mind to relax completely and gives space for rejuvenation of spirit. In a typical class following the relaxation there will be a meditation. In kundalini yoga there are literally thousands of meditations. Meditations vary in form using various mantras (chanting) and mudras (hand/arm positions). We finish each class by singing a song called Long Time Sun and then chanting the mantra Sat Nam. This song of blessing helps to ground you, to integrate the benefits of the yoga, and to prepare you to resume the activities of everyday life. Sat Nam is a very common mantra used in kundalini yoga. It means “Truth is my true identity.”
“The practice of kundalini yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system and enables us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions so we can be in control of ourselves, rather than be controlled by our thoughts and feelings.” – Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa