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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

“Keep up and you will be kept up.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga connects you to your infinite vitality without wasting any time.  It’s a practical technology to quickly create physical healing and emotional peace.  Activate your glands and balance your nerves through powerful kriyas – sequences that combine familiar postures with movement, chanting, breathwork, and meditation. It’s suitable for everyone!

Kundalini refers to the creative energy that is found in everyone. Normally, it sits at the bottom of the spine and is only expressed in basic ways, like hunger, desire, or the need for control. Kundalini Yoga clears out blocks to circulate your creative energy and charge your entire system. When your Kundalini is moving freely, you will be able to experience the full range of human expression, from real love to conscious communication to relating with the Infinite.

All of our classes maintain the integrity of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, who was a Master of Kundalini Yoga and the first person to teach it openly in the West.

If you would like any further details about Kundalini Yoga or a specific class, don’t hesitate to call us at (703) 376-3433.

 

BEGINNERS & BEYOND

This kundalini yoga class is suitable for brand-new yogis or seasoned practitioners, but it focuses on the fundamentals. Whenever beginners are present, the teacher will describe each exercise in detail and offer alternatives for the more challenging postures.

As with all of our classes, each session will include warm-ups, breathing techniques (pranayam), an exercise set (kriya), deep relaxation, chanting, and meditation.

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CLASSIC KUNDALINI YOGA
The quintessential kundalini yoga experience. Students of all abilities and levels of experience are welcome, but this class is not specifically geared toward beginners. If this is your first time doing kundalini yoga, you may want to try a “Beginners and Beyond” class first.
As with all of our classes, each session will include warm-ups, breathing techniques (pranayam), an exercise set (kriya), deep relaxation, chanting, and meditation.

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GENTLE KUNDALINI YOGA
A less strenuous kundalini yoga class, with shorter exercises, subtler sets, and alternative postures for any ability. Beginners are welcome, but you may want to attend a “Beginners and Beyond” class first to get the fundamentals.
As with all of our classes, each session will include warm-ups, breathing techniques (pranayam), an exercise set (kriya), deep relaxation, chanting, and meditation.

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KUNDALINI MEDITATION
Recommended Experience: Must attend at least one other kundalini yoga class, or have experience with other meditation techniques that require sitting for up to 60 minutes at a time.
Yogi Bhajan taught over 1,000 meditative kriyas, that each stimulate the psyche in an absolutely unique and powerfully uplifting way. In yogic science there are specific lengths of time needed for certain desired effects during mediation. In this class we will focus on 31 and 62 minute meditations.
We’ll begin with some light stretching and warm-up exercises then dive into a long kundalini meditation.Practice will include in depth pranayam (breathwork), mantra, drishti (eye-focus), mudra and asana (posture).

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MORNING SADHANA SUNDAY

Sadhana is offered each Sunday of every week. It is always free and open for all to attend. Sadhana is daily spiritual practice. It is the cornerstone of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings on Kundalini Yoga. Gather with other souls in the ambrosial hours of the morning for yoga and uplifting chanting.

Schedule:
4:00 am – 4:20 am Japji (Song of the Soul Morning Prayer)
4:20 am – 5:00 am Kundalini Yoga Set
5:00 am – 6:15 am Aquarian Sadhana Mantras – Chanting/Meditation

The Practice:
Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan taught us the importance of doing morning Sadhana, the daily practice of a spiritual discipline. Sadhana is the foundation of all spiritual growth. Sadhana is your personal, individual spiritual effort. It is the main tool you use to work on yourself to achieve your purpose in life. It can be done alone or in a group. Sadhana is whatever you do consistently to clear your own consciousness so you can relate to the infinity within you. Before you face the world each day, do yourself a favor and tune up your nervous system and attune yourself to your highest inner self.

The Ambrosial Hours of the Morning:
During what are called the “Ambrosial Hours” (the two and a half hours just before sunrise) when the sun is at a sixty-degree angle to the Earth, the energy you put into your Sadhana gets maximum results. Your world is quieter. It’s easier to meditate and concentrate before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. (Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power by Shakti Parwha Kaur)

Pricing
FREE!!!

Here’s a great article with lots of details about sadhana.
http://www.spiritvoyage.com/blog/index.php/all-about-kundalini-yoga-sadhana/