Kundalini is a universal life force within each of us that, once awakened, holds the power to transform every facet of our lives. Kundalini yoga is the art and practice of activating this radiant energy.
What is Kundalini yoga?
Kundalini yoga combines asana, pranayama, music, mantra and meditation, which can lead to a profound sense of personal transformation. Yoga Bajan first introduced Kundalini yoga from India to the West in 1969 and it quickly grew in popularity, with teachers developing a variety of different styles to communicate the science behind the system.
What can I expect in a Kundalini yoga class?
In class, you’ll practise what’s called “kriyas”, which are cleansing techniques. These might be strong repetitive arm movements, breathwork and hand gestures. By using physical and mental strength to maintain these repetitive actions, you can start to overcome your mind’s desire to stop. The practice helps you gain the awareness and power you need to resist the temptation to fall back into bad habits and to help calm the mind. The aim is to burn off karma (past decisions), increase vitality and help heal.
While this isn’t a dynamic class in the same way as a Vinyasa Flow or Ashtanga class, it can be challenging. Generally, you won’t flow through a sequence but the postures can be strong.
What are the benefits of Kundalini yoga?
Through a blend of asana, pranayama, music, mantra, and meditation, Kundalini yoga helps to strengthen intuition and willpower, as well as activate and rebalance the nervous and glandular systems. The practice is great for building stamina, strengthening the body and increasing lung capacity.
Marijke Hulstein will provide the Kundalini Yoga classes and introduce you to this versatile form of yoga.
In the first instance, the lessons will be offered in the form of a 5-week intro course so that you can become familiar with this form of yoga.
(You can participate in one or multiple classes but for a good taste we advice you to follow all 5).
The lessons are at: Mondays: 12, 19 and 26th of August and 2 and 9 of September
Time: 09.00-10.15 or 17.30-18.45.
Price: for members no extra cost, your normal memberschip applies.
If you're not a member and want to join, please feel welcome. Here is some info on registration/price.
The most important thing in Kundalini is your experience
It goes right to your heart
No words can replace your experience
– Yogi Bhajan-