Kundalini Yoga

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga uses sets of physical postures and movements (asana), meditation, breathing exercises (pranayam), hand positions (mudra) and chanting (mantra).

“Kundalini” literally means “the coil of the hair of the beloved” and symbolises the uncoiling of the inner awareness of our spiritual nature, which lies as our dormant creative potential at the base if the spine. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, we can awaken that potential and become wholly aware.

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Benefits of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga is great for physical wellbeing and emotional happiness. It: –

  • Supports the nervous and immune systems.
  • Helps us to maintain the strength and flexibility of the body.
  • Increases the circulation of blood, lymph and other bodily fluids by increasing the heart rate and internally massaging the tissues and organs.

In Kundalini Yoga we learn to breathe properly and to control the breath, allowing us to control the mind, which in turn gives us more control over our lives. When we breathe effectively, we: –

  • Oxygenate the entire body thereby supporting all systems and functions.
  • Clear the mind.
  • Detoxify the body and improve digestion.
  • Balance the two hemispheres of the brain.
  • Release fears, insecurities, irritability, depression and emotional blocks.
  • Alleviate stress.

Kundalini Meditation

Through meditation we can calm the mind and develop our intuition to recognise what is real and important to us. Sometimes in Kundalini Yoga we use silent meditation and sometimes we chant a mantra. All mantra have a meaning, most are expressions of oneness and unity with the infinite. Specific words and sounds change the consciousness of the mind and the chemistry of the brain. Each specific sound causes the tongue to stimulate specific points in the mouth, which in turn trigger a response in the brain. Whether we are sitting with our Selves in silence, or using mantra, meditation is a conscious method of controlling and directing the mind.

“I started attending Anna’s Kundalini classes just over a year ago, having attended yoga classes on and off for the last 25 years. I have found Kundalini both exciting and personally challenging as it made me think differently about my approach to yoga practice and to aspects of my life as a whole. I now look forward to the sense of relaxation and joy that follows every class and regard it as an essential part of my week. My challenge now is how to find more time for yoga! “ Linda

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