Kundalini Yoga is a unique yoga suitable for everyone! It is known as the householders yoga meaning anyone and everyone can do it. You don't need to be flexible or in top shape, instead Kundalini yoga will help you feel peaceful, energized and over a period of time you will start to notice a difference in your flexibility and you will feel physically, mentally and emotionally stronger, healthier. and more at peace You can push yourself or do the exercises slowly and rest when you need to, it is completely up to you. You exercise at your own pace. This yoga is for you and about you. Yogi Bhajan said ' Kundalini yoga is not about self-improvement, it is about self-acceptance'.
The exercises in Kundalini yoga are usually repetitive rather than stationary as in many other types of yoga. I will explain and demostrate each exercise. Kundalini yoga is a beautiful yoga that is becomming more and more popular because people feel so good doing it! We often sit in a cross legged position for quite a lot of the class, but if you find this difficult you can keep stretching out your legs throughout the class or even start out sitting in a chair. I use a meditation cushion to sit on as I find this is much more gentle on my back. You can try a normal cushion also or anything that will just give you a little lift. Sit at the front of the cushion and you will notice you don't have to work so hard to keep your back straight. You will be surprised how quickly you can become used to this position!
The class will be approximately 75 minutes. We will tune in with 2 short mantras and then begin with a breathing exercise and / or a warm up and set of exercises (called a kriya). You will need a yoga mat or something soft that won't slide for the exercises. After the kriya we will do a laying down relaxation and for this I recommend you have a blanket to keep you warm. After the relaxation we will do a meditation and then tune out. It is also a good idea to have some water for if you become thirsty at any time through the class. When I have taken online Kundalini yoga classes I set my laptop up on a chair at the end of my yoga mat and I only have to move the screen occasionally if we stand up for an exercise. You can also do this with a phone and a tablet.
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A note from Wynter Worsthorne:- Hi all, I know it might seem strange to have a Kundalini Yoga class on our Animal Talk Africa webinar channel, however I highly recommend this as part of a sacred practice. I have tried many different types of yoga, and Kundalini Yoga, was the one that really appealed. It is all about working holistically and balancing your energetic and physical bodies. It really can help clear any blockages and issues that you are dealing with on all levels.