Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of AWARENESS
it's a journey...
back to the very essence of who YOU are...
It is a true self-(re)transformation
HOW can Yoga help you?
A personal story: my 'Sat Nam'
Without a doubt, yoga is one of the means that cracked me open.
Every human being develops a certain survival strategy. For me personally, this was 'invisibility'. I could not speak up and could not find the right words whenever there was the opportunity. I could only express myself in art and imagination. Yoga triggered me the most to use my voice. For a long time I did not dare to speak up, afraid that I would not be accepted, not be loved. This is a long story of childhood-patterns and bullying at school. I believed that I could only rely on my own strength.
The meditations with mantra opened up my voice. When in daily life my throat was blocked, the mantra's started flowing like water gradually paving the way for more words to come. I learned to speak up, reconnect to my own feeling and opinion. This is a fundamental foundation from where I grow and become aware of who I am.
Speak up your truth ! Be authentic, your unique self!
Sat Nam ('Truth is my identity').
We vibrate this mantra and end each class with it,
as a reminder of this fundamental base of it all.
Yoga has to be experienced. I could describe you the taste of sweetness, but you will never know how it actually tastes if you never tasted it for yourself. Your personal journey and experience is unique.
There are so many advantages of yoga. Here you find already 10 advantages:
Expanding Self awareness ( you learn to listen to your body & heart ).
Grounding (personal presence)
Tools to increase your intuition
Tools to master your mind' (reduce negative thinking and acting from impulses)
Relaxation to fully distress your body
More energy and vitality
Balance (physical and spiritual)
Protection (stronger immunity but also stronger electromagnetic field to protect you from negative energies)
Happiness '(= state of mind)
Peace at heart and more peace in the world...
Yoga you do for yourself. But the groupsenergy can be uplifting. Community and connection with others is very healing.
10 Benefits of Yoga
What can you expect from a class?
Don't think that all your problems are solved if you attented one Yoga-class. Just like everything else in life, you will have to work on it...starting with committing to yourself just by showing up!
But even one single class can shift your energy and make you feel much lighter and powerfull.
How does a normal Kundalini Yoga-class looks like?
1/ Start with relaxing your body and tuning in with the mantra
'Ong namo, Guru dev namo'.
Why do we do this?
You can see this as if you are tuning in your radio frequency to the only thing that matters, this current moment, your own Truth, your own inner voice, your soul. To be able to anchor yourself in the here and now, 'zero point'....All there is....
2/ Warming up your body & Pranayama (breathing techniques)
3/ Kriya (fixed set of dynamic exercices, but not complicated.)
4/ Savasana (time to rest and relax) Very important not to skip this! (With or without gong).
5/ Meditation (quieten the mind) with or without mantra
6/ Earthen yourself to reconnect with your body ( socializing and drinking tea)
A YIN class does not differ much from this structure. Of course the style is different and more yin-oriented. The only main difference is that we do not actively use mantra's and dive into deep meditations. However it can be possible that we do tune in with 'AUM' or play a beautifull mantra at the background during a pose.