Yoga is not about bending your body into different positions. Yoga is about loving yourself so much that you want to spend that time with just you and your mat. It is about being kind to yourself so that you can be kind to others. It is about opening your heart...
Taught by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini Yoga is also known as the yoga of awareness, as it is done with the eyes closed. Kundalini Yoga creates a path for deep inner awareness and reflection, metaphorically opening your eyes to your own Soul. It offers an individual the opportunity to be with self, listen to self, and open his/her heart to unconditionally loving self, therefore initiating deep healing.
Kundalini Yoga blends pranayama (breath work), hand postures (mudras), asana (postures), meditation, mantra, body locks (energy locks), and eye-focus to strengthen the nervous system, cleanse the blood, increase lung capacity, stabilize the glandular system and balance the body’s energy. The benefits of Kundalini Yoga are endless: decreased stress and anxiety, increased flexibility (both mind and body), increased strength (both physical and mental), improved sleep, improved digestion, and enhanced overall wellness.
It provides the practitioner with a toolbox of techniques to use at home to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual ailments. Each kriya (set) has a specific goal or focus, like a chakra, organ or condition (i.e., anger). All levels welcome.
“It’s not a religion. It aims to uplift the Spirit, across denominations. Kundalini Yoga aims to awaken the dormant kundalini energy of the body and soul. This energy is essentially the energy of YOU. It’s your most natural Self. it’s the potential of your Spirit. The goal of this practice is to awaken that most essential you so that you feel at home in the world, in yourself.” ~Nicole Nardone