21 Aug 2018
KUNDALINI YOGA HEALING
Join us for an accessible online or physical workshop to learn the basics of kriya, pranayama, mantra, mudra and meditation. The workshop includes a complete practice, handouts for your reference, and a 40 Day Meditation to synchronize the heart and mind. Going beyond the walls of our sacred containers we learn how to awaken energetic patterns and open the chakras while utilizing kriya, pranayama, mantra, mudra and meditation this powerful practice transforms stagnant habits and expand creativity and connection. This is an all-levels workshop, open to all interested students.
Kundalini Yoga is a meditative discipline, comprising a set of simple techniques that uses the mind, senses and body to create a communication between “mind” and “body”. Kundalini Yoga focuses on psycho-spiritual growth and the body’s potential for maturation, giving special consideration to the role of the spine and the endocrine system in the understanding of yogic awakening.
- Connecting the 7 chakras by Kundalini Yoga means raising the coiled serpant power “Kundalini” from Muladhara to Sahasrara fusing Earth & Cosmic Energy.
- Kundalini Yoga concentrates on psychic centers or chakras in the body in order to generate a spiritual power, which is known as Kundalini energy.
- Kundalini is the potential form of prana or life force, lying dormant in our bodies. It is conceptualized as a coiled up serpent (literally, ‘Kundalini’ in Sanskrit is ‘coiled up’) lying at the base of our spine, which can spring awake when activated by spiritual disciplines.
KUNDALINI YOGA PRACTICE
The practice of Kundalini Yoga consists of a number bodily postures, expressive movements and utterances, breathing patterns, and degrees of concentration. None of these postures and movements should, according to scholars of Yoga, be considered mere stretching exercises or gymnastic exercises. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation is the yoga of awareness and energy.
Kundalini Yoga techniques. Most techniques include the following features: cross-legged positions, the positioning of the spine (usually straight), different methods to control the breath, the use of mantras, closed eyes, and mental focus (often on the sound of the breath). The author emphasizes that the techniques are not meant to be a substitute for medical care and advice (for more information on circumstances where meditation is contra-indicated, see next section).
Kundalini Yoga is relatively new to the United States, having been introduced to the West Coast in 1969 when Yogi Bhajan arrived from India and began training teachers. Like other yogas, it links movement with breath. The way it differs is its direct focus on moving energy through the chakra system, stimulating the energy in the lower chakras and moving it to the higher chakras. The chakras are energy centers, seven in total, located beginning at the base of the spine and ending at the top of the head. An eighth chakra exists in Kundalini Yoga, which is the electromagnetic field, sometimes called “aura.” The aura is thought to be strengthened through the practice of Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga awakens the energy that resides in the spine by activating the nerve channels that are intertwined there.
Although it is quite physical, its main benefit is derived from the inner experience. Kundalini Yoga is called “the Yoga of Awareness” because it awakens the “Kundalini” which is the unlimited potential that already exists in every human (Sat Bachan Kaur, 2004).
This particular dynamic Kundalini Yoga kriya (particular sequence of postures) will focus on the water element of joy of the second chakra, the constant flow of energies that allow for change to take place and let us move away from stagnation. Here we will be working with pranayama (breathing exercises), mudra (hand positions), mantra (sound current), reflection and positive affirmation. After a deep relaxation, we will finish with a powerful meditation that looks at our negative belief patterns and removes obstacles to our own growth.
This is a transformative workshop that uses the techniques of Kundalini Yoga to find ways to let go and heal in order to create space for new experiences and to connect with joy on our ride on spaceship mother earth.
Note: Suitable for mixed abilities. Duration 2.5 hours.
Online Kundalini Yoga Power Workshop: $111
Physical Kundalini Workshop: $144*
*Additional travel expenses may apply