THE YOGA OF AWARENESS

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Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan. It is considered one of the most comprehensive forms of all of the Yoga traditions. It combines many practices such as meditation, mantra, physical postures and breathing techniques. It is a Royal (Raj) Yoga as it contains all eight aspects (limbs) of Yoga.


5 Benefits of Kundalini Yoga

 

STRENGTHENED CORE

Breath of fire, stretch pose, leg lifts, and Kundalini Lotus are all postures that work the abdominal muscles and navel centre.

IMPROVED MEMORY AND REDUCED STRESS

Kundalini Yoga meditation called Kirtan Kriya has been shown to improve memory and has therefore been recommended to patients who have Alzheimer’s. It’s also been proven to reduce stress.

SACRED SOUND

Kundalini Yoga is known for the sacred chant music that is part and parcel of the practice. When we consciously regulate the sounds we make through the use of mantra, breath, and rhythm, we can produce profound effects on our health and well-being, not to mention the pure joy that is experienced when we chant from our hearts and souls.

EXPANDED LUNG CAPACITY

All of the breathing techniques of Kundalini Yoga (including long, deep breathing and breath of fire) as well as some specific kriyas serve to increase lung capacity. Why does your lung capacity matter? Next time you get angry or stressed, you can see for yourself. Notice your breath. It’ll probably be short and shallow. If you have the capacity to breath long and deep and can slow down and lengthen your inhale and exhale, you can change your emotional state. 

INNER GUIDANCE

Kundalini Yoga develops the power of the intuitive mind. Your intuition is the voice of your own inner GPS. Every person has inner guidance available to them and can choose to listen and live with its support. When you clean out the subconscious mind and learn to listen through deep meditation, when your thoughts and feelings resonate with the soul, you can sense the guidance of intuition that is always present. As you develop your internal guidance system, you can use it as a touchstone when faced with the decisions, questions, and choices life brings you.


What you can expect from our classes?

Set in spacious and light rooms, our open level classes will help you build strength and mobility and you will question and deepen your relationship with movement, the ground, your body, breath, mind and self.