Kundalini Yoga is a set of tools to increase our self-awareness and to bring our whole selves back to balance. It includes physical postures and movements (asana), meditation, breathing exercises (pranayam), hand positions (mudra) and chanting (mantra).
Kundalini is Sanskrit for “the coil of the hair of the beloved”, which symbolises the uncoiling of the inner awareness of our spiritual nature, which lies as dormant creative potential at the base of the spine. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, we can awaken that potential, raise our awareness and deepen our relationship with ourselves and others.
Kundalini yoga teaches us the techniques and awareness to stay healthy, promoting physical wellbeing and emotional happiness. Different sets of exercises focus on particular organs or systems of the body building resilience and supporting homeostasis.
In Kundalini Yoga we learn to breathe properly and to control the breath, allowing us to control the mind, which in turn gives us more control over our lives and improves our wellbeing. There are many benefits in mastering the breath.
Each meditation has a specific focus, but all meditation reminds us of the existence of something greater than ourselves, and promotes a sense of oneness and unity. Individual sounds cause the tongue to stimulate points in the mouth triggering a response in the brain and a change in consciousness. Whether in silence or using mantra, meditation is a conscious method of controlling and directing the mind.
What to expect from a Kundalini Yoga class
The classes are a safe and supportive space in which we can feel free to be ourselves. The energy of the group helps us to lift our vibration and to reach for our full potential.
All levels are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.
Thoughts and tips for coming to class
“Anna is extremely knowledgeable and her calm, measured and often humorous approach creates warm, lively sessions where students can explore the richness of this form of yoga, guided and supported by a natural teacher.”
– Ruth Fishman, teacher –