What is Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga at The Sacred Space, Red Hook, NY

What it is:

Kundalini Yoga is referred to as the Yoga of Awareness. Over 7,000 years old, Kundalini Yoga is a technology for maintaining balance in body, mind, and spirit. It has been passed down through the ages from guru to apprentice for centuries. In 1969, Yogi Bhajan brought this form of yoga to America, thereby introducing it on a global scale. We are grateful to Yogi Bhajan for sharing with us this important technology for health, happiness, and wholeness. Kundalini Yoga brings awareness of the breath to every movement. This in turn, helps balance all aspects of one’s being.

What it does:

According to this ancient tradition, regular practice of Kundalini Yoga will strengthen the Nervous System and the Circulatory System, balance the Endocrine System, and release tension of the Muscular System. Kundalini Yoga techniques may help eradicate emotional blocks and ease the mental suffering of trauma. This form of yoga will also expand the lung capacity, strengthen and tone muscles, and nurture a sense of self-awareness.

Kundalini Yoga is a Technology that helps you to clear the mind, purify the body and can make you happy…quickly.

How it does this:

Kundalini Yoga combines conscious breathing, guided movement, meditation, simple postures, stretching, sequence, rhythm, and sound (music and chanting)to affect one’s metabolism. Modern science shows that a regular practice of yoga and meditation balances the brain hemispheres and regulates the metabolism.

Why it does this:

Kundalini Yoga is a tool to balance the entire body, mind, and being. The goal of this practice is to remember who you truly are, love yourself completely, and to live your truth in the kindness you show others.

All this,
plus
Kundalini Yoga gives you an incredible workout. Expect to have an experience, one that will challenge you and ask you to Keep Up.

What to expect in a class?

We first tune in with

Adi Mantra (x3):

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

This mantra translates to:

I bow to the subtle divine and creative wisdom, the divine teacher within.

We chant it to become connected to the golden chain of teachers that have brought the technology of kundalini yoga to the students, and to bow to the divine teacher within ourselves.

The Mangala Charn Mantra (x3)
Ad Guray Nameh, Jugad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Namey, Siri Guru Devay Nameh

This connects us to our primal truth and the infinite chain of protection and guidance for our spiritual journey.

Class begins with Warm Up or Breathing

Kriya:

This means a physical exercise set. The postures are typically dynamic and in conjunction with breath. It is a fixed set, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, but times are flexible for beginners, and there are many alternative postures for people with injuries or medical conditions.

Meditation

Deep Relaxation with Gong Bath, Yoga Nidra or deep silance

Ending Prayer song
May The Long Time Sun Shine Upon You All Love Surround You And The Pure Light Within You Guide Your Way On (x2)

Sat Nam (x3)

Sat Nam translates to Truth is my Identity

Benefits:

  • Kriyas That Work Directly on Specific Chakras
  • Strengthens Nervous System
  • Stretches and Builds Muscle
  • Stimulates Circulation
  • Natural Biofeedback
  • Cleanses the Tissues
  • Stimulates Glandular System
  • Clears the way…….