The purpose of these classes is to develop/improve awareness. Awareness of our bodies, our thoughts, emotions, our potential.
The physical exercise will build the strength and flexibility and it will also teach us to feel our bodies more, to listen to them and to trust our own experience, rather than rely on external guidance. Meditation and breathing sequences will bring about a calmer, more focused state of mind, improve confidence and develop our capacity to remain neutral in all circumstances.
If any of the above statements bear little meaning to you, I would encourage you to come to a couple of classes, to follow the instructions to the best of your abilities and then to simply observe how you feel.
For me, Kundalini yoga was love at first class. It was through sheer experience that I felt more alive, more focused, more balanced, more present. The benefits were felt despite me being a beginner: stiff, weak, not able to do all the exercises properly. Instead of kicking myself for being unfit and giving up, I was inspired to persevere. And as the improvements were more and more obvious, I was moved to learn this beautiful practice in depth.
Now I want to share it with you:)
No previous experience is necessary. However if you have any injuries or health conditions, please consult your GP to see if you can practice yoga. Also if you have high/low blood pressure, are pregnant or are in the first three days your period, please inform me before the class as some exercises would have to be adjusted for you.
Yoga mats, blankets, cushions and fresh water are provided:)
Additional classes are taught by beautiful Mahf on Thursday nights
The quotes below are from The Kundalini Yoga Teachers' Association site. Please use it to find further information - http://kundaliniyoga....
Kundalini Yoga As taught by Yogi Bhajan Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete science that includes breath (pranayam), yoga postures (asanas), sound, chanting (mantra) and meditation. It is designed to provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of your Kundalini.
What Can I Accomplish with Kundalini Yoga? With Kundalini Yoga you can build a healthy body, develop a balanced mind, make contact with your infinity, your innate inner wisdom as well as open the door so that you can exceed your full potential. It gives you the vitality and health that is your birthright. It makes you radiant, peaceful and strong so that you can meet life's challenges and win.
Kundalini Yoga is a potent and effective system of self-transformation and personal development. Kundalini Yoga stimulates individual growth through systematic techniques that strengthen the nervous system and balance the glandular system (the guardians of health), for increased stability and vitality. Meditation improves mental concentration, sharpens awareness and give the direct experience of consciousness. Kundalini Yoga encompasses and draws from all yogic systems and techniques.