"Just as all rivers end up in the ocean,
all forms of yoga end up by raising the Kundalini,
the creative potential of the human being."
Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini comes from the root "kundal" in Sanskrit, which means "the lock of the hair from the beloved." The uncoiling of this hair is the awakening of the Kundalini, the unlimited potential that already exists in every human.
Yoga is the science of the self, and Kundalini is the awakening of the self. Kundalini Yoga encompasses the eight limbs of Patanjali and all seven branches of yoga: Raja yoga, Hatha yoga, Karma yoga, Jana yoga, Mantra yoga, Tantric yoga and Bhakti yoga.
Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, is the ancient science
of Yoga. It incorporates exercise, breath, meditation and sound current to
help relax, strengthen and heal your body, mind and spirit. Kundalini Yoga
"Yoga of Awareness" for families and people who deal with the stress and struggles of every day life. It gives you a clear mind, vitality and a healthy life through the self-discovery of your infinite creative potential or Kundalini energy.
Kundalini Yoga is energizing and elevating. It concentrates the pranic energy
in the lower chakras (root, sex organs, and navel), raises it to the higher
chakras (heart, throat, third eye, crown center), then balances all the chakras.
Benefits of Kundalini Yoga
Increase energy and vitality, relaxing mind and body.
Relief from stress, addiction, depression and insomnia.
Helps heal back pain, sexual dysfunction and neurosis.
Strengthens immune and nervous systems .
Balances metabolism, digestion, weight control.
Increases circulation and purifies the blood.
Promotes muscle strength and flexibility.
Anti-aging both mentally and physically.
Who can practice Kundalini Yoga?
Everyone and all ages can practice Kundalini Yoga. Regardless of your age or fitness level, you can feel and assimilate the benefits of this sacred science. Women who are pregnant and people with disabilities benefit greatly from Kundalini yoga, but should consult with your doctor or personal health care practitioner before making any significant modifications in your lifestyle. From your very first class, you will experience a feeling of well being and happiness. With practice you will become more aware, radiant, youthful, Healthy, Happy and Holy.
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Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power (by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa)
The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan - The Power of the Spoken Word (by Yogi Bhajan)
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"I am Thine" (by Jay-Jagdeesh)
"Deeply Relax & Meditate - Companion Yoga Music for Kundalini Yoga" (by Shakta Kaur Khalsa)
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Gong CD's & Kundalini Yoga DVD's (by Sotantar Suraj)
DOES A KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS/WORKSHOP
WITH SOTANTAR CONSIST OF?
Kundalini Yoga classes/workshops will include most of the following elements. Depending on the focus of the class and Kriya, some parts may be added, omitted or extended for maximum benefit.
Nam" is the "Bij" or seed mantra. It reinforces the divine
consciousness in everyone. It is used as a greeting, anytime, anyplace. "Sat"
means Truth, "Nam" means Identity - "Truth is my identity".This
is used throughout the class to assist in focusing the mind on the breath.
"Truth is my identity"
class begins with chanting the "Adi Mantra" to connect with our
Divine Teacher within and receiving protection, guidance and healing.
"Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo"
Ong - Infinite Creative Energy
Namo - Reverent greetings implying humility
Guru - The giver of the technology, from the dark to the light
Dev - Divine
also chant the "Mangala Charn Mantra" for protection.
"Ad Guray Nameh, Jugad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guru Devey Nameh"
"I bow to the primal Guru (guiding consciousnes who takes us from darkness to light), I bow to wisdom through the ages, I bow to True Wisdom, I bow to the great, unseen wisdom."
Breathing exercises to still the mind and energize the body and mind.
Increases the flexibility in the spine and opens the meridians to the flow of energy, and prepares for the Kriya and meditation
A set or sets of one or more postures and exercises that work toward a specific beneficial outcome. Includes the use of mantra, mudra, bhanda, pranayama and mental focus. There are thousands of Kriyas, all with different effects.
Some MANTRAS That we use in class:
* "Ek Ong Kar, Sat Nam, Siri Wha Hay Guru"
"There is one Creator whose name is Truth. Great is the ecstasy of the Supreme Wisdom."
* "Gobinday, Mukunday, Udaray, Aparay, Hariang, Kariang, Nirnamay, Akamay"
Guru Gaitri Mantra)
"Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightner, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desireless."
* "Har Haray Hari Wahe Guru"
and Bhakti Matra)
"The Creative Infinity:seed, flow and complition into the Infinite."
"Humee Hum Brahm Hum"
"We are we, we are God." "What I love to be, I already am."
"The Primal Vibration from which all creativity flows"
Relaxation and/or Gong Relaxation
Laying down in Savasana and relaxing the body, we totally let go of control which allows the body to fully receive the benefits from the Kriya and prepare for meditation. Usually there is a Planet Gong Relaxation to take you into a deeper state while enhancing further assimilation of the Kriya and balancing the energy.
The purpose of yoga is to strengthen the body so we can meditate to achieve higher states of consciousness. There are thousands of meditations for specific purposes. Here is where the infinite can talk to you.
To end the class
Each class ends by chanting the "Sunshine Song" to close and bless the class with this positive affirmation
"May the Long Time Sun Shine Upon You
All Love Surround You
And the Pure Light Within You
Guide Your Way On."
"Sat Nam "
Sotantar encourages the students to gather together and share their experiences and meet new people. He is available to answer any questions for the group or individuals. Sometimes Yogi Tea is served if available.
Class Music CDs
Title: Grace / By: Snatam Kaur /At: www.spiritvoyage.com
Title: This Universe / By: Singh Kaur /At: www.spiritvoyage.com
Title: Kundalini Yoga / By: Shakta Kaur Khalsa /At: www.spiritvoyage.com
I see you in class, Sat Nam