There are about 22 major offshoots of types of yoga practices. Kundalini (originated from Raj yoga) is one that includes mantras, breathework, meditation and exercises. Each type of yoga is a system to reach a happier state of existence (both physically and mentally). I think of these systems as templates designed to point someone’s consciousness towards healthy patterns that tap into a greater sense of purpose. These templates are like an internet web browser. Each of them, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome give you access to the internet which has information for you at your fingertips. But the upgraded versions will get you that information more quickly and directly.
Kundalini yoga is an experience based yoga that must be practiced to be felt. The state of peace you can see on people’s faces after the class says a lot. They seem like the happiest people in the world. With kundalini yoga comes a philosophy to live by which is to be of service to humanity. They offer life hacks like cold shower therapy to flush your organs and they even teach classes based on the planetary movements.
But just why is it such an efficient system to clear negativity from your life? At House of Intuition, when you get a reading, the clairvoyant is picking up on your energy field that has stored emotional charges. That energy field is what kundalini yoga helps to clear. The breathe-work targets your nervous system, allowing you to handle experiences that tax your nerves. The mantras help focus the brain and rework old thought patterns to override negative thinking. The exercises remove blocks in the meridians which affect the organs to detox the body.
You don’t have to change your entire lifestyle to feel the benefits of a single kundalini yoga class. It is different than most Western forms of yoga in that the focus is to clear negative thinking and give you a strong aura. The benefits are both physical and mental from kundalini yoga. The breath brings in lots of oxygen to your blood, purifying your blood and delivering it to your skin cells. This can make you appear younger over time while simultaneously reducing painful inflammation in the muscles caused by toxins that build up in the body.
Many people find they feel more confident, attract relationships and opportunities after beginning their practice. If you’re in transition, maybe changing jobs or going through a breakup, this form of active therapy is empowering and tangible. The teacher gives you information to heal yourself which is truly invaluable. For the best results, we recommend a consistent practice. House of Intuition offers a kundalini class each week with Aimee Bello at 7pm Monday nights. This is a popular class and affordably priced at just $10. This class has been running for four years and keeps growing.
You do not have to wear white, sit on a sheepskin or wear a turban to do kundalini. You also don’t have to take a spiritual name or get up for 3:45AM mediation. Just show up to class and let the teacher guide you. Some people choose one kriya and do it at home for years and have great results. Even doing something ten minutes a day can help reduce anger and addictive thought patterns. Many people have had great long-term success in recovery from addiction using a daily kundalini yoga practice. Don’t feel like you have to do everything either. Listen to your body and do your best. You’ll find that overtime, you’ll gain strength and stamina.
One of the best things about this type of yoga is that it’s not a competition for flexibility or body sculpting. It’s about creating strong communities and internal healing. If you’re feeling down in the dumps, it’s also great to get into a group of people who are experienced in mediation because just being around their strong vibes will give you a boost!
Visit our meetup to sign up for our next kundalini class www.meetup.com/templeofintuition/. If you’d like to learn more about kundalini yoga some good books usually available in our library are:
- Kriya: Yoga Sets, Meditations and Classic Kriyas by Yogi Bhajan
- The Mind: It’s Projections and Multiple Facets by Yogi Bhajan