What to expect from a Kundalini Yoga class?

NO EXPECTATIONS: Drop your expectations and get your own experience. Nobody can tell you what it’s going to be like for you. Moreover, it will be different every time. Trust the process and your own wisdom!

However, there is a certain class structure in KY. 

– INTENTION: I like to start my classes with calming down and centering through the breath and setting an intention. Intention setting is a powerful tool on its own, and it is even more fantastic, if you combine it with yoga.

– TUNE-IN: After that we tune into our inner space with a mantra.

– WARM-UP: Then we start awakening our bodies with a gentle warm-up, which prepares us to the next step.

– KRIYA: Next is the main set of exercises, or kriya. It’s a combination of static and dynamic movements, breathing exercises, mudras and sometimes mantras. 

– SHAVASANA: After the kriya is finished, we get the well deserved shavasana – conscious relaxation in corpse pose.

– MEDITATION: After shavasana we do a meditation. 

– And finally we finish the class with a mantra.

DURATION: A regular class lasts from 1,5 to 2 hours.

Now bring your questions and fears about Kundalini Yoga and I will answer them in the comments below!

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga is an effective technology that incorporates all the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga into one integrated system.

Kundalini Yoga was first openly introduced by Yogi Bhajan, when he came to the West in 1969. Before that, it was a secret style of yoga taught only to a few selected students. Kundalini Yoga is often called “the yoga of awareness”. Our goal is to cultivate greater awareness of our own identity and our relationship with our body, others, our environment and the universe.

Class structure: tune in, warm-up, kriya, relaxation, meditation and closing the class with Sat Nam.

Kriya. The word kriya means action. In Kundalini Yoga a kriya is a series of postures, breath, and sound that work toward a specific outcome. It’s important to practice the sequences exactly as given by Yogi Bhajan, with the exception of reducing the timing of postures when necessary (shorten all the exercises proportionally).