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What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini is open to all and to serve everyone. I encourage you to approach it with an open mind. You either like it or you don’t. It’s the Marmite effect (a British joke.) I would say it is much more accessible to all body shapes and strengths because it is not focused on balance and inversions.

A key difference to the Hatha Vinyasa teacher training I did back in 2017, was the aspect of service as a key component. To graduate as a Kundalini teacher, it was a pre-requisite to do 10 hours of selfless service. I thought this was a worthy addition to the training. Being of service is a great discipline, it helps you get out of your own mind, it can be very rewarding. I think if every person on the planet practiced selfless service the consciousness would shift dramatically.

Yogi Bhajan predicted that during the times we are now in, humans would be over stimulated and highly stressed. Depression and fatigue related illnesses would be at epidemic proportions and rising at accelerated rates. An inability to concentrate, to make decisions, sleep difficulty and alienation from normal social and sexual relationships are all results of the technological age we are in now.

We are flooded with information, but we are increasingly disconnected from our inner wisdom.

Which is why we need yoga so desperately and why I feel so called to share this gift that Yogi Bhajan brought to us.

Yoga (all types) helps us to calm our minds and strengthen our central nervous system. Kundalini is often referred to as ‘a technology of human consciousness’ it is the Yoga of Awareness. Through your practice of Kundalini, you will find the natural unfolding of your own nature. We all carry blocks to growth, the old programming from previous generations that often needs re-programming, fears need to be examined and let go of. Yoga and meditation will bring these things to the surface for you to heal and let go of, it will help you gain new perspectives. It’s kind of like a deep clean for your soul

Life will always happen. Challenges will happen, but Yoga increases flexibility in your mind, just as much as in your body. Your mind will be able to surrender more easily.
On a physical level, it will strengthen your immune system, vital glands, strengthen your nervous system and will be good for your circulation.

What can you expect from a Kundalini Class? There will be chanting, mantra’s, beautiful soothing music, repetitive movements for a set amount of time, breathwork, you will become very familiar with Breath of Fire, there will be meditations and deep relaxation. And, sometimes, you will dance!

For me personally, I love the ceremony and devotion of Kundalini. So often yoga studios have stripped classes of the spiritual aspects in fear of offending people. A Kundalini class is a sacred date with yourself, it is deeply relaxing and will touch your soul.

My Online Kundalini Yoga is a community. It is almost one year ago exactly when we went into the first lockdown and I offered the classes for free. Now I have my group which I call the ‘Kundalini Core’ WhatsApp group where I remind everyone of classes and a small community has grown.

So if you feel like being a bit ‘more spiritual’ this year, or you need something to calm your nerves or lift your depression, join my Online Kundalini Classes, we will welcome you and keep you uplifted whilst we navigate through these turbulent times.

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