Imagine you're in tune with your subtle internal energy changes to such an extent that you can use this energy to your advantage rather than constantly fighting it. This is what Kundalini Yoga teaches & why it's often referred to as the “yoga of awareness.”
I've experienced snippets of Kundalini in my yoga practice throughout the years; a little breath work or a mantra to round out a more traditional class. Thanks to Matthew Dauble’s “Awakening the Heart” series I've now had the pleasure of 2 full length Kundalini Yoga classes & after each was left with a feeling of wanting to know more. Can practicing a breathing pattern while saying “Sat Nam” (“truth is my identity,” or “I vibrate with truth”) really help reduce my sub-conscious negative self-talk over time? I'm willing to give it a try if for no other reason than I feel so relaxed, centered & aware after class.
For those who aren't familiar with Kundalini, here's a link to an article I found searching “Kundalini for beginners,” http://www.theyogaoftravel.com/what-is-kundalini-yoga-for-beginners/. While it's a little long (grab a cup of tea, put some Kundalini music on & enjoy it!) it's quite representative of what I've enjoyed in Matthew’s classes & will give you an idea of what to expect.
Some pointers for starting a Kundalini practice: 1) Be comfortable in your clothes and surroundings. 2) Surround yourself with beautiful Kundalini music which has been proven to release happy hormones. 3) Keep it simple. Start where you are; 1 meditation, kriya or mantra can be an entire practice. 4) A little yoga experience is helpful but not required. 5) Find others to share your journey with.
Come to Matthew’s class at 11 am on Fridays and share this journey of awareness with me!
Light & Love -