Thursdays at Noon (beginning Jan 5th, 2023)
@ Zuda Folsom (soon to be Nyla Yoga)
Kundalini Yoga offers many deep and profound meditations, movements and breath-work exercises that serve to increase health, vitality, confidence, and sense of self.
As a trauma therapist I believe Kundalini Yoga to be one of the most valuable modalities to treat the ails of being human.
Like ANYTHING in life, DOING it brings greater understanding.
I invite you to join me on your mat for a unique experience which doubles as an opportunity to have fun, get out of your own way and connect in community.
Here's What You Should Know!
Kundalini Yoga will.....
- Reset your nervous system
- Lessen symptoms of anxiety, depression, nervousness
- Allow you to listen to your deeper intuition
- Invite you to experience calm in your body
- Bring your truth forward
You will feel the effects in a single class!
Warning!!! If you get to the end of class and feel completely blissed out but don’t know what just happened, well, that’s the Kundalini effect.
Kundalini is NOT like other yoga
In general, a Kundalini yoga class offers alternating periods of intense effort followed by time to relax and notice the effects. There will be moments to pause and notice the effects in-between the poses of the kriya.
Basic Kundalini Class Structure
*Each kriya set will include different poses that involve movement, breathing techniques, a specific mindful focus (look at 3rdeye), and a mantra. Each kriya will be geared to a specific outcome like better digestion, relief of the spine, to increase your aura, etc..
You Will Chant
Mantras are used extensively in Kundalini yoga. Mantras are sacred sounds used both for their meaning as well as the vibration of sound they create in the body. These specific sounds, vibrations and frequencies heal the body.
You will chant at the start of class.
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namois the mantra chanted at the start of class. This is Gurmukhi (ancient language) for, "I bow to the creative consciousness. I bow to the divine wisdom within." This mantra acknowledges the golden chain of Kundalini yoga teachers, and establishes a connection to a higher state of consciousness.
You will chant in the middle/throughout the class if the kriya (pronounced "cree-ya") includes a mantra.
You will chant at the end of class.
Sat Nam is the mantra used to close the class. This is Gurmukhi for, "Truth is my identity" or “Truth is my essence”.
Sat Nam is about expressing your true identity.
You WILL reach the end of your comfort zone.
Kundalini can be both physically and mentally challenging.
When you are instructed to do a simple action such as hold your hands over your head for a lot longer than is comfortable, you become very uncomfortable, very quickly.
Always, the instruction is to be kind to yourself and to always do your best.
This advice encourages the practitioner to rise above the limitations of the mind and surpass limiting thinking, as we are always capable of more than we imagine.
When able to push though resistance an experience of ease, accomplishment and strength is readily available.
Get ready to show yourself just how capable you are. This understanding will serve you off and on the mat!
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