Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to strengthen the nervous system, regulate the glandular system and stimulate immunity. It is a powerful way to increase vitality and reduce chronic stress, burnout and depression.
The sympathetic nervous system prepares the body for intense physical activity and is often referred to as the fight-or-flight response. The parasympathetic nervous system has almost the exact opposite effect of rest and digest. It relaxes the body and inhibits or slows many high energy functions. Kundalini Yoga uses breath manipulation, visualization, mind concentration, movement and mantra to train the nervous system how to come out of fight-or-flight more quickly and relax more deeply.
It is a potent and profound practice that is a syncretism, combining the tradition of Yoga with other schools of Hindu and Sikh Dharma. Yogi Bhajan, a controversial character, the Master of Kundalini Yoga, was born of a Sikh father and Hindu mother and had a Catholic school education. His father was a medical doctor and his Dharma was to take ancient yogic postures and techniques, attached them to Tantric theories and Sikh mantras and synthesise a potent form of Yoga that is one of many the foundational practices we utilize.
Kundalini Yoga is a yoga for householders, for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, and managing businesses. It is a yogic technology for anyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times.
The process of growth through Kundalini Yoga is a natural unfolding of your own nature. The blocks to that growth are your attachments to the familiarity of the past, and your fear of the expanded Self. As you practice Kundalini Yoga you will grow. Like a snake you will need to shed old skins to be more of who you are.
Rebirthing Kundalini Yoga is to release the subconscious, the storehouse of misery. Learn how to navigate grief, deep-seated anger, chronic pain, intimacy blocks and nervous system related illness. Work on core wound healing, blanking the masculine and feminine energy and learn how to harness sexual energy and transform it into emotional healing.
Meant to be emotionally + spiritually challenging, beginners welcome.