Kundalini Yoga is yoga for awareness and transformation.  It was first introduced in west by Yogi Bhajan in 1968, though its roots are much older, dating back to the scared Vedic Upanishads, 1,000 – 500 BC.  Yogi Bhajan taught over 8,000 classes and inspired thousands of people to keep up and live in their excellence.

Devsi Image 1Kundalini Yoga can often be performed sitting down either with crossed legs on a yoga mat or in a chair for anyone with difficulty sitting on floor.  Generally a class starts with bringing awareness within by focusing on the breath and scanning the body.  Before we begin kriya we tune in with mantra followed by some warm up exercises.  The kriyas and meditations used in Kundalini Yoga are much more specific than a regular flow class focusing on physical alignments.  Kriyas are set of exercises that generate energy, organize that energy and deliver it into the system to experience and to transform lower vibrations into a higher state of consciousness.  The kriyas work on strengthening the nervous system, balancing the glandular system, purifying the body and calming the mind.

Between each kriya we have built-in moments of stillness where we sit quietly and awaken to ourselves.  The breath work within the kriyas is so powerful that it starts to strip away the layers that veil our consciousness, and in the sweet moments between poses we can sense the fullness of who we are.

Kundalini Yoga sometimes can be a good workout strengthening the body and at the same time bringing flexibility to muscles.  As energy flows it opens up energy channels this lead to blood flows in every part of the body.  You feel happier and less cluttered.  You sleep better, think better and deal with life from your higher self.