Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness and it awakens us to our true
nature and potential. It is a spiritual not a religious practice -
a holistic philosophy which brings about the union of mind, body and
spirit, from which we derive the practical benefits of rejuvenation
Bhajan always reminded us that happiness is our birthright. Through
Kundalini Yoga we become aware of, conscious of, our true identity -
that we are not human beings with a 'spiritual side' but spiritual beings
into a human body. What begins with awareness grows into
experience and when we experience our true identity our life changes.
It is the finite merging with the infinite. To truly deserve the title
of 'human' being we need to evolve beyond concerns only for ourselves,
for our lives, for our possessions, for our passions and our comforts.
The evolution taking place now on our planet is
an evolution in consciousness.
Students often ask what is likely to happen when consciousness is raised
and there is not one particular answer to this - it is different for
each person. However, what can be said is that while life situations
do not change, the context in which we deal with them does. Many people
simply notice that their lives flow more easily, that they face
their problems more calmly, that they feel happier, that they are much less
judgemental, that their relationships are more harmonious. Others make drastic
life changes and devote themselves to serving humanity. Each person takes on
board what they are ready for.
All forms of yoga
are beneficial and each different form can be thought of as facets of
a diamond. Kundalini Yoga has been described as the diamond itself because
subsumed in it are elements of all other forms. Ideal for people with
responsibilities in work, the family and the world, it is available for
everyone and can be combined beneficially with any other therapy, healing
or spiritual discipline.
Kundalini Yoga there is a distinct beginning, middle and end to each
practice and a strong merging of energy within the group which gives
a wonderful experience of completeness and wholeness. While
the basic structure of classes remains the same, there is great variety
in the content and some Kundalini Yoga kriyas are more physically demanding
than others. However, Yoga is not competitive and, while everyone is
encouraged to go beyond some of their perceived boundaries, individuals
work to their own differing capacities. Intention, focus and breathing
are all important and will bring many benefits - the body will simply
do what it can. Classes are therefore suitable for beginners as well
as the more advanced. Personal
attention and guidance is given during classes and afterwards.
KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS INCLUDES
• Asanas (postures)
• Mantras (sounds)
• Mudras (hand positions)
• Mental Focus
• Deep Relaxation
Sound healing by Gong and Tibetan Bowl is regularly
included during deep relaxation. Also, some classes include
discussion about yogic/spiritual philosophy and its meaning and relevance
to our everyday lives. There is also an opportunity for further discussion
and questions after the class has
STRUCTURE OF A KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS
• Tune in with mantra,
to focus our attention and to bring all to a common
• Introduction to the theme of the class.
• Kundalini Yoga Kriya (a series of exercises in a particular sequence as given by the Master)
• Deep Relaxation
• Tune out with mantra to
complete the cycle
knows no defeat. Caring has no end.
And touching peoples' hearts is the only language God knows"