Kundalini Yoga is a unique combination of movement, mantra & meditation that makes you feel out of this world.
When we make union with our bodies and minds and tune ourselves into a higher vibration through movement and mantra, we expand our consciousness and experience our natural state of being; a mind free from doubts, fears and limitations.
Through regular practice we develop a strong and healthy body and mind, which enables us to cope more easily with life's challenges.
Kundalini Yoga helps us to rediscover who we are and have the courage to make decisions in life that are true to ourselves. When we are true to ourselves, we are honest and open, which can make us feel vulnerable, but it is only from this place of vulnerability that we can truly connect with others and experience authentic and meaningful relationships, which is key to a happy and balanced life.
The Yoga of Awareness
Kundalini Yoga is considered the most comprehensive of yogic traditions combining Kriya (physical exercises), breath work, mantra & meditation.
Kriya - exercises which focus mainly on flexibility of the spine, activity in the navel centre and stimulation of specific body points and Nadis - channels in the subtle body where Prana/Life Force move. The Nadis have a close relationship to nerve plexi in the physical body.
Breath work helps to focus the mind and move energy through the body. They also strength the nervous system and the heart and lungs.
Mantra - tunes us into a higher frequency, that helps clear away the clutter of our minds. Like a magnet, it draws out unnecessary thoughts, that have a negative impact on our mental health and general well-being, and frees our mind from habitual and limiting thought patterns. It expands our consciousness and helps us to develop a creative and expansive mind.
Mudra (hand positions) stimulate the Nadis/Meridians (the energetic pathways in the body) and lift our vibration.
Kundalini Yoga has been practiced since the beginning of time
My first introduction to Kundalini Yoga was whilst researching Australian Aboriginal culture. Evidence suggests that Aboriginal men of higher degree carried out practices to stimulate the Chakra centres and Kundalini energy some 50,000 to 60,000 years earlier than in India or Tibet.
‘The Aborigines spoke of projecting psychic powers from these centres that were unhindered by time or space - Powers that could bring about healing life () and knowledge, or transfer thoughts. When this power was raised up and projected from the forehead the Aborigines referred to it as the ‘strong eye’ through which they could view distant worlds or penetrate the surface of matter to the worlds within’. 'Voices of the First Day - Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime' - Robert Lawlor
In India, Kundalini Yoga was spoken of in the Upanishads, the sacred Vedic teachings from c.1,000 B.C - 500 B.C. ‘Upanishad’ translated literally means ‘sitting down to hear the teachings of the masters’ and that is how it began. Its philosophical science was taught verbally by masters, who shared their spiritual visions, much like Buddha and Jesus did in their time.