Kundalini Yoga combines breath work, postures, meditation and mantra to bring balance to mind, body and spirit. It is known as the yoga of awareness for the enhanced clarity it brings to people’s lives. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient practice that was traditionally taught in secret from Master to disciple in India, before being brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1969 and made available to all.
Please note that classes are currently on hold as I am away – details of new classes will be posted here on my return.
How does it work?
The word Kundalini means ‘the curl in the lock of the hair of the beloved’ and refers to the dormant energy situated at the base of the spine. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, the chakras are gradually balanced, thereby enabling this energy to rise and creating a heightened sense of awareness.
What to expect:
A typical class involves tuning in with the Adi Mantra (Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo x 3), some breathing exercises and/or warm-ups, followed by a Kriya, which is a sequence of postures, breath and sound, that are carried out in a specific order to work on a particular theme. There are thousands of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas – all varying in intensity – and so each class may feel quite different from the next. A class concludes with a meditation, followed by a relaxation, and tuning out with three repetitions of the mantra Sat Nam.
About the teacher:
Juliet (Rajdev Indra Kaur) is a certified instructor of Kundalini Yoga, and is a member of the Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (KYTA). She carried out her Level 1 training, and further Level 2 modules, with the Amrit Nam Sarovar School in the French Alps.
The process of growth through Kundalini Yoga is a natural unfolding of your own nature. The blocks to that growth are your attachments to the familiarity of the past, and your fear of the expanded Self. As you practice Kundalini Yoga you will grow. Like a snake you will need to shed old skins to be more of who you are.