About Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga is known as “The Yoga of Awareness” due to it’s powerful inward focus of body, mind and spirit to provide a deep feeling of peace, happiness and well-being. You will release tension, improve flexibility and strength, recharge and heal your body, nervous system and immune systems without the need for pretzel postures. It is a great practice for both genders and all levels of conditioning including those who prefer chair yoga.
Kundalini Yoga in Trauma and Chronic Pain
Kundalini Yoga includes kriyas (yoga sets) that directly address anxiety, addictions, back pain, depression, subconscious memories, insomnia and much, much more! To learn more, see publications.
What to Expect During a Class
Kundalini yoga differs from other yogic lineages in several key ways.
Because this is a complete yoga, most classes are 1 1/2 hours
Classes include chanting, breathwork, warmups, yogic exercise, relaxation and meditation (with or without mantra)
The eyes are closed and gazing through the closed lids or ajana (3rd eye) unless otherwise indicated. As such, no one but the teacher is watching you and you are not comparing yourself to others or being compared.
There is a strong focus on coming into, and stay in, awareness (mindfulness) during the class with the goal of building and expanding this awareness off the mat and into daily life.
The teacher does not touch the students to correct postures. All instruction is given verbally.
There is a more spiritual focus; although not considered such it tends to be a more bhakti (or devotional) style of yoga
The emphasis is not on perfecting "pretzel poses" but on expanding awareness and merger with the Infinite
Because the goal is expanding awareness and raising the Kundalini energy, there is a focus on the chakras, breath and the bandhas (body locks) to raise the Kundalini energy
Many kriyas are sitting down which makes this yoga more accessible to everyone and for those who prefer chair yoga. If the kriya is sitting down then warm ups are standing for a balanced practice.
For additional information, please visit the Kundalini Yoga FAQs.
When emotions guide us
they serve us;
when we are ruled by them,
they destroy us.