Kundalini yoga and meditation integrates all the facets of yogic science: movement, breathwork, meditation, and mantra. The purpose of Kundalini yoga is to ignite the nerve center of the Soul Body. It draws the True Identity of the practitioner up the spine, out the crown chakra and into their daily lives. As if that’s not enough of a reason to give it a try, here are five more reasons to take our online kundalini yoga classes.
Kundalini Yoga Classes Spice Up Your Vinyasa Practice
Vinyasa yoga is awesome but at times you might feel burnt out on the same ‘ol same ‘ol. The movements in kundalini are completely different than vinyasa. There are no chaturangas or standing poses. The movements are repetitious and combined with specific breathing exercises. Think breath of fire while doing a rapid cat/cow. Energy is churned and flows up the spine through the crown. This newfound connection spills out into your life as well as the other yoga classes you attend.
You’ll Finally Find Your Chakras
Kundalini yoga classes make the presence of chakras undeniable. The warm-ups are designed to break up the density of the lower three chakras so that the energy can flow from the base of the spine through the crown. The ascension of energy is tangible. Each chakra is associated with specific emotional and psychological human principles. As you feel the flow of energy through these different centers, these associations become very evident. It has to be experienced to be believed. So don’t take our word for it, try a class and see.
Learn How to Keep Up in Kundalini Yoga Classes
Yogi Bhajan always said “keep up and you will be kept up.” Kundalini exercises can last anywhere from 3 to 62 minutes. You may find yourself holding your arms out with the hands in a specific mudra for 11, 22 or even 31 minutes. The mind does a lot of talking, telling you that you can’t make it to the end. But you can…and you will. This determination and follow through is the most worthy of mental exercises. Just when you think you can’t go on another minute, you do and suddenly you make it all the way to the end. Kundalini yoga classes build mental strength and fortitude in a way that no other class can.
Master Difficult Breathing Exercises
Kundalini utilizes a large variety of breathing exercises. They are specific and often very challenging. The only way to progress is to continually practice. After a while, you’ll find that what used to be difficult is now rhythmic and natural. For example, many people hyperventilate when they first try breath of fire. It’s difficult to inhale evenly with the exhale. This causes dizziness and shortness of breath. Once the balance of the in and out breath is mastered, breath of fire becomes an invigorating and uplifting exercise. Kundalini will help you master your breath, which many say is the key to optimal health.
Meditation Becomes Second Nature
Every kundalini yoga class includes meditation. As mentioned above, meditations can last anywhere from 3 to even 90 minutes. Kundalini meditations are task oriented. You won’t be told to just sit there and “clear your mind.” The breath, gaze, and mudra will be specific. Carrying out the “task” of the meditation requires focus and attention. Presence is automatic and the meditative state naturally settles in. The more kundalini you practice, the easier it is to slip into.
If you haven’t tried kundalini yoga classes, we have a page dedicated to them. You can also search for them on our classes page. It may feel unfamiliar and strange at first. Notice how you feel during and after your practice. Connect with a place within that you perhaps had no idea existed. Kundalini is a must for all yogis. Once you feel it’s tremendous power, you won’t be able to live without it.