About Kundalini Yoga......
WHAT IS KUNDALINI YOGA?
"In the coming years there will be seven billion people living on this planet. The change in technology, psychology and sociology will be huge. The chaos of information in the computer age will make if difficult for people to cope with their day to day lives. The body, mind and spirit will have to be organised to meet these natural human phenomena.
"Every human, no matter what their religion, will face a reality in the future where they will need a strong, healthy nervous system. They will need mental clarity and the back-up of spiritual strength to face this coming world." Yogi Bhajan - Master of Kundalini Yoga.
WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME?
Can you imagine a state of being in which you wake up happy every morning? Happy for no reason - just happy. Without winning the lottery, without going on holiday, just happy? Kundalini Yoga can do this for you. Not only that, you will find that you have more control over your life, be the person you want to be and live the life you want to live.
People come to Kundalini Yoga for many reasons, to explore themselves, to learn more about the yoga, to become teachers or simply to develop a spiritual practice. This Yoga is for everyone, no matter what your experience so far. It is a yoga for life in the 21st Century, to build your strength and confidence, enabling you to enjoy life to the full and not feel defeated by change or circumstance. Yogi Bhajan taught above all that we should relate to our infinite selves, not our perceived limitations. The subtle use of Kundalini energy can make this change.
The human form is the most sophisticated piece of equipment on the planet and yet we have little instruction to show us how to get the best out of it. Kundalini Yoga is a complete science which works through body, mind and spirit to deliver us to the grace and greatness which is our birthright. Kundalini Yoga impacts all aspects of our physical, mental and spiritual being. It promotes a general sense of relaxation and well-being by balancing the glandular system, strengthening the nervous system, promoting the better functioning of our bodily systems, promoting emotional balance and enhanced intuition, allowing us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions so we can be in control of ourselves rather than being controlled by our thoughts and feelings. It also helps to eliminate negative habits increasing our radiance and the impact we have on others.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS?
We begin by "tuning in" with a short mantra then we start with some warm up exercises and follow this with a Kriya - a Yoga set of exercises for a specific purpose. This includes stretching postures, movement exercises, breathing exercises and chanting of mantras. Mantras may seem strange at first but they are Yoga for the mind, they set up sound vibrations in the body and change mental states. Finally we finish with relaxation and/or meditation.
The information presented is intended for general knowledge and not as medical advice.
You may like to bring a mat or something to work on and also a blanket to keep warm during relaxation or meditation. Wear loose comfortable clothing, bring water to drink and avoid eating a meal for about 2 hours before the class - plan to eat your main meal either after the class or earlier in the day. Light, energy giving snacks before class are perfectly fine.