Kundalini Yoga is best experienced when practiced in a group setting under the guidance of a qualified teacher. The group energy increases the effectiveness of the practice. So come along and get involved. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.
A typical class will last between 60 and 90 minutes. Most classes will follow a common structure.
A Kundalini Yoga class will begin with chanting the mantra Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo three times. This mantra means 'I bow to the creator, the Divine Teacher within'. Tuning in sets and calms the mind and also prepares our physical body for Yoga.
In each class we do a kriya, which means 'completed set'. A kriya is a set of exercises that run in a particular sequence consisting of pranayama (breathing), asana (yoga posture & exercise) and mantra (chanting) that last for a specific amount of time in order to create a desired effect.
After the kriya there is a period of deep relaxation in savasana or corpse pose. This posture allows the body and mind to relax completely. It also allows the energy within to go to where it needs to go to balance our whole system and gives space for healing.
In a typical class following relaxation there will be a meditation. In Kundalini Yoga there are literally thousands of meditations that were taught by the Master Yogi Bhajan. These meditations vary in length but may be as short as 3 minutes and as long as 62 minutes. Meditations vary in form using mantras and mudras (hand/arm positions)
Closing and Tuning Out
We finish each class with The Long Time Sun prayer May the long time sun shine upon you, All love surround you, And the pure light within you, Guide your way on. And close chanting the mantra Sat Nam three times. Sat means truth and Nam means name or identity.