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Kundalini Yoga is an ancient practice designed to develop self mastery.

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Kundalini Yoga is a complete science that deals with the physical body, the triad of the mind-body- spirit, the subtle energies of the body (such as prana, or life energy) and the chakras (energy centers in the body). It combines mental focus, breathing techniques (pranayama), sound vibrations (mantras), postures (asanas), hand positions (mudras), relaxation and meditation to provide a more healthy happy and holy way of life for each person who practices it.

 

The word YOGA means “yoke” or “union”. Kundalini Yoga is the technology for merging, or yoking our individual consciousness with the universal consciousness, thus creating divine unity. The goal of practicing Kundalini Yoga is to give you an experience of your highest consciousness, connecting you to YOU!

   

Basic Breathing – The yogic way!

We breathe - automatically! Each breath we take sustains our life. In Kundalini yoga we breathe though our nose, unless stated otherwise. The CORRECT way to breathe is as follows: Upon inhalation, allow your belly to go out, inhale completely through the nose filling the lungs. on the exhale, pull the navel in toward the spine. As infants, we all breathe this way, as adults, we tend to breathe paradoxically, incorrectly or in reverse.

   

Breath of Fire

Begin with your hand on your navel. Stick out your tongue and pant like a dog. With each exhale, pull the navel toward the spine. Feel the light pull with each exhale, then close your mouth and continue the breath through your nose. This is Breath of Fire. It is a cleansing, invigorating breath used frequently in Kundalini Yoga.

  

chanting at ANAHATA Yoga Sound & Energy Healing

   

yoga at ANAHATA Yoga Sound & Energy Healing
Yoga at ANAHATA Yoga Sound & Energy Healing

    

Each class begins by tuning in:

Chant 3 times.

 

“Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo”

“I bow to the divine creative force, i bow to the teacher within me.”

 

Ong – Infinite, Creative

Namo – I Call On That

Guru –Transforming Wisdom

Dev – Subtle Energy

 

Each class ends with The Long Time Sunshine Song and long “Sat Nam” meaning Truth is my Identity

“May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on.”

  

Locks or Bhandas

There are 3 primary locks used in Kundalini Yoga. The locks are to assist the movement of energy from the root chakra to the crown chakra.

  

ROOT LOCK

(mul bandh)

Squeeze the anal sphincter, sex organs and navel simultaneously. This moves the energy from the lower chakras to the upper chakras.

 

   

DIAPHRAGM LOCK

(uddiyana bandh)

Pull the upper abdominal muscles back toward the spine and lift the diaphragm up toward the thorax. Normally done on the exhale.

 

   

NECK LOCK

(jalandhara bandh)

Stiiting with a straight spine contract the neck and throat, keeping the head level and neutral. This straightens the cervical bones and allows prana to flow freely into the head.

THE GREAT LOCK

(maha bandh)

The application of all 3 locks, simultaneously. Starting with the root lock, adding the diaphragm lock, then the neck lock. This is applied on an exhale in is released upon the following inhale.