Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini yoga is one of the oldest forms of yoga – it has been practiced by the Upanishads in India since 500 B.C. Mastering the practice at sixteen, Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini to the West in 1969. Initially, it was never taught publicly until Bhajan challenged its secrecy and taught Kundalini openly to the public and consequently established the 3HO, which stands for “Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization.”

Kundalini Yoga is the supreme technology to awaken your awareness and take you into your original self. It is a natural unfolding of your own nature.

 

What can a class help with?

Kundalini yoga classes are a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam, mantra, music and Meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. Balancing body and mind enables you to experience the clarity and beauty of your soul. No previous experience in yoga is required for you to achieve results with your very first class.
Yogi Bhajan Master of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini literally means “coiled” and is represented by a metaphorical coiled snake at the base of your spine. The purpose of Kundalini practice is to uncoil your snake and release that energy within. Health, strength, fitness and overall happiness benefits are included.

Kundalini yoga focuses on the angles and triangles of the body; to get the angles in correct alignment so that energy can flow freely through the pathways.

Kundalini yoga uses not just asanas. It uses mudra (hand positions that guide energy flow to the brain). It uses mantra – what we vibrate is what we attract. It uses sound to vibrate the Highest Self. It uses drishti (eye focus) to stimulate the glands, which secrete hormones. And it uses pranayama as its fundamental tool and is practiced in depth. Consider the reasons for practicing yoga: peace, stress management, clarity, self-reference, focus, joy, etc. This synergy gets you there faster, making it very practical for individuals with relationships and careers.

 

Awakened Consciousness for Householders:

There is nothing more powerful than Kundalini Yoga to awaken your consciousness, confront your ego and drop your fears. There is nothing more elegant, to build the strength of your nervous system and character. There is nothing more effective to develop the caliber to be happy in the midst of challenge and grateful for each moment of your life. And there is nothing more profound that takes you to the core of your being to listen deeply and hear the pulse of the creator in all people and all things.

This is a yoga for householders, for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, managing businesses. It gives results in the shortest possible time. It does not require you to leave your home, become an ascetic or sit in a cave. Kundalini Yoga is for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of living in this day and age.

It is achievable by everyone. There is a spiritual element to this practice. The goal is to get connected to our higher Self, our inner wisdom; to free us from the trap of our chatter-filled mind and see beyond the illusions of our day-to-day drama. When we call upon our wisdom, or infinite intelligence, that is within each of us.

Kundalini Yoga teacher training will be offered in Mackay 2017.

Contributed by Barb Whitfield, Caretaker at Mackay Kundalini Yoga Healing Centre


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