Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, is a total practice that includes exercises and yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation using specific mantras (a syllable, word or phrase in one of the sacred languages (Sanskrit or Gurmukhi) and sometimes in English, which elevates or modifies consciousness through its meaning, the sound itself, the rhythm, and even the reflexology of the tongue on the palate), mudras (a gesture or position, usually of the hands and arms, that guides energy flow, and reflexes to the brain), and deep relaxation.
Kundalini Yoga is for everyone! It's practical and powerful. It works quickly to give you grace, balance, and most of all, the ability to remain calm, centered, and clear through life's challenges. As you practice Kundalini Yoga you will grow. You will gain new perspectives and capacities, as well as habits that support a healthy lifestyle. The best part is you don't need any previous experience in yoga in order to achieve results with your very first class.
"Actually, Kundalini Yoga means awareness. Awareness is a finite relationship with Infinity. That's what it means. This dormant energy is in you. This awareness is sleeping so you only experience (a limited part of) your full capacity. When it can be extended to Infinity, you remain You! In that state, nothing is lacking. This is the basic human structure, the framework through which we have to function." The Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan
Kundalini Yoga meets you where you're at, meaning that if you can breathe and lean in the right direction, you will benefit. It balances the glandular system and strengthens the nervous system so you feel more vibrant and alive.
Kundalini Yoga was taught to Dr. Khalsa and Seva-Simran-Siri Kaur beginning in the mid-1970's by their spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan (www.3HO.org), the Master of Kundalini Yoga. They have been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga since that time. Actually Seva-Simran-Siri Kaur began practicing Hatha Yoga in 1972, but after her first Kundalini Yoga class with Nirvair Singh ( www.3ho.org/kundalini-yoga/ten-bodies/all-about-3-mental-bodies) in Anchorage, AK in 1975, she switched to this very powerful, healing yoga, and continued studying directly with Yogi Bhajan, the Siri Singh Sahib, when she moved to Los Angeles in 1978.
"Kundalini Yoga gives you inner strength to face the outer world. That's why you need it every day to face the difficult times because otherwise they become worse. Without your inner strength you can't deal with your life. You need perpetual endurance. And that is what Kundalini Yoga is about." The Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan
Khalsa Acupuncture is currently not offering yoga classes. Please check out haciendayoga.org to find out about Kundalini Yoga classes near the Espanola ashram.